Ernesto Colnago was born on February 9, 1932 in Cambiago, near Milan, Italy. At age 13 he entered in world of two wheels and immediately he fall in love with bikes and cycling. In 1952 he founded Colnago and started to work as mechanic for several professional teams. His first big success as a frame builder dates back in 1960 when Luigi Arienti won gold medal at the Rome Olympic games. Colnago’s bikes still have a domination of the world’s cycling sports because Ernesto was always an innovator and pioneer of new technologies which supposedly provide more efficency or comfort.
Colnago Super is for sure one of the most succesful racing bikes in history. It was released in 1968, produced for more than 20 years, was Colnago’s top model from late 1960 till early 1980s and became a legend with Eddy Merckx ridding for Molteni Team. The Super was designed for professionals riders and thanks to Columbus SL tubing it was a synonym for stiffness and lightnes.
Happy to present another steel masterpiece by famous Ernesto Colnago, the COLNAGO Super Protoype which dates back to 1981-82. One of a kind Super Prototype, with special mix of tubing made of crimped top tube (same as 1982 Nuovo Mexico), aero seat stay tube (same as 1981 Aerodinamica) and internal. shifting routing (same as 1982 Oval CX). Shining in amazing Saronni red paintjob, completelly equiped with top of the line Campagnolo Super Record groupset with Colnago pantograph cockpit, Regina freewheel, Mavic GP4 rims with Campagnolo Super Record high flange hubs (28 spokes) and San Marco Concor saddle. The Saronni’s just get better with age, same as fine wine…
Love at first sight. For all Colnago enthusiasts. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super Saronni Prototype, Columbus SL steel
– seat tube (c-t): 51 cm
– top tube (c-c): 52 cm
– headset tube: 9.2 cm
– standover: 75.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record, Colnago pantograph chainring (170mm)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record with cut-outs
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt Colnago (90 mm)
Handlebar: Colnago 3ttt Mod Competizione
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record high flange 28 spokes
Rims: Mavic GP4 (28 spokes)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27.2mm)
Seat: San Marco Concor
Freewheel: Regina CX (6speed)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage: Colnago
Leather straps: Colnago
Handlebar Tape: White, vintage
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.
Weight: 9.3 kg (complete bike as on photo)