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 of late 1960s/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.
Here we are offering another classic steel bicycle from Cambiago – Colnago Super SL. This beauty dates back to 1987-88, made of Columbus SL tubing, Campagnolo drop-outs and shines in beautiful Ferrari red paint job. Fully built with Campagnolo Athena groupset, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, San Marco Rolls saddle, Ambrosio Colnago wheels. All original condition.
A real jewel! For all Colnago enthusiasts.
Frame & Fork: Colnago Super / Columbus SL
– seat tube (c-t): 65 cm
– top tube (c-c): 59 cm
– headset tube: 21.3 cm
– standover: 88.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Athena
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Athena
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Athena
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Athena
Shifters: Campagnolo Athena
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Athena
Brakes: Campagnolo Athena
Hubs: Campagnolo Athena
Rims: Ambrosio Colnago
Headset: Campagnolo Athena
Cassette: Regina CX (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Athena (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Rolls
Stem: 3ttt Record, Colnago pantograph (120 mm)
Pedals: not included
Handlebar tape: leather white, original
Bar-ends: Colnago, original
Computer: Vetta, original
Tubulars: Continental Giro
Condition: Used, but excellent condition. Low mileage. Original paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.