This is a charming example of the finest steel tubed road frame and forks produced since the 1980s by prestigious Italian manufacturer Colnago. Needless to say, we have built it up with an appropriate ensemble of high end Italian components, the 9-speed Chorus gruppo of course from Campagnolo. Frankly, a frame and fork of this very high calibre ought never to be encumbered with components from the far East. To do so would detract from the obvious fact that every Colnago Master Olympic is a proud celebration of the very best of Italian hand manufacture.
The distinctive Columbus Gilco Design tubing, crimped for increased rigidity, is joined by beautiful lugs, which are chromed at the head tube. The straight bladed Master fork provides pleasingly precise directional control. The colour scheme of this particular frame is actually quite reserved in comparison to most examples of the typically much more colourful Master Olympic breed. The basic colour is red, with white as a background colour for the largest Colnago lettering either side of the down tube and seat tube. This, being a Master Olympic model, sports a painstakingly airbrushed colour scheme on the three main tubes plus a full compliment of tattoo-come-flame embellishments, and perfect faded accents.
Every Master Olympic is emblazoned with Ernesto Colnago’s signature at the rear drive side of the top tube, but this road racer is further enhanced with pantographed signatures either side of the chrome TIG welded ITM aero stem, which grips matching Forma SL ergonomic drop handlebars. The next proud owner will enjoy every fast ride from upon a comfortably deeply flanked, stylish and fairly common Selle Italia Flite Titanium saddle in black leather. They’ll be cruising at high velocity on a pair of Mavic CXP 33 rims laced to Campagnolo Chorus hubs. Impressive traction and low rolling resistance comes courtesy of Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0 tyres, with pale sidewalls for a traditional aesthetic. Bellissimo!
Bike Type: Road Bike
Features: Columbus Gilco Tubes and famous Colnago airbrush paint scheme
Frame Size: 58 cm seat-tube ct. – ct. (61.5 cm top of tube)
Top tube: 58 cm ct. – ct.
Wheel Size: 700c
Model: Master Olympic
Item Weight: 9.3 kg
Color: Multi-colored – Arte decor
Bundle Description: Incredible Original Paint and Condition!
Number of Speeds: 18 (2×9)
Item Height: 83.5 cm
Brake Type: Dual Pivot – Caliper brakes
Wheelbase Length: 99.5 cm
Cranks : 170mm 52T x 39T
Handlebar Type: Drop Bar
Handlebar width: 44 cm ct. – ct.
Stem lenght: 125 mm
Width: 13 cm
Tire Type: Clincher Tires
Tyres model: Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0 (23 mm)
Gear Change Mechanism: Derailleur Gears
Model Year: 1990’s