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. 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.
Mapei was an Italian-based pro cycling team active from 1993 to 2002, named after sponsoring firm MAPEI. They were the biggest and most ambitious team that cycling has ever seen and won practically everything. Looking back from another decade, we examine that Mapei team earned a unique place in cycling history. For 7 years in a row (1994-2000) they won UCI Team rankings. Stars riders included Abraham Olano, Johan Museeuw, Michele Bartoli, Franco Ballerini, Óscar Freire, Frank Vandenbroucke, Andrea Tafi, Tony Rominger, Paolo Bettini among the others..
Here we are presenting authentic time trial racing machine of Luca Scinto from 2001 season, the COLNAGO TT Mapei. Stunning frameset is shinning in original Mapei paintjob, build with Shimano Dura Ace 9s groupset, Ambrosio rear disc wheel, Spinergy front wheel, ITM time trial cockpit.
Great catch for a collector.
Frame & Fork: Colnago TT Mapei
– seat tube (c-t): 63 cm
– top tube (c-c): 58.5 cm
– headset tube: 12.4 cm
Rear wheel: Ambrosio disc wheel
Front wheel: Spinergy
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 / 7700
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7700
Handlebar: ITM Time Trial
Handlebar tape: Colnago, cork
Condition: Used, but very good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals. Some tiny signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.