Every Colnago bicycle frame is of course a cut above the ordinary, but this four decade old example represents a significant milestone in the maestro’s continuing development of the state of the art road racing bike. This is a ‘Nuovo-Mexico‘, which for the first time featured the additional ‘crimping’ which would go on to become such an instantly recognizable trademark of later Colnago frames. The top and down tubes have been drawn by Columbus through a special tool which deformed the tube profile, leaving two lateral impressions on either side. In addition to imparting an extra level of visual sophistication, this treatment is thought to increase the resistance of the tube to lateral deformation. Shortly there after Ernesto Colnago would introduce the now legendary ‘Master’ frames, whose main tubes featured quadruple crimping.
Finished in elegant Saronni red with white decals, this re-paint is in good condition with only a few small scratches and chips. All chrome is bright and intact. Nice wheel set too, featuring a pair of low-flange Campagnolo Record hubs laced to dark anodised Mavic GP4 tubular rims, 32 front / 32 rear. All in all, a top quality, professional grade racing bicycle with no dents, cracks, rust or any other problems. This bicycle meets the entry requirements for any L’Eroica-style event and certainly will turn heads at any classic ride.
Tubes — Columbus SL
Handlebar — 3ttt Competizione with Colnago logo 40cm ct. ct
Stem — 3ttt with Colnago Panto in 110mm
Seat Tube 57.5cm ct. – ct. (59cm top)
Headtube – 159mm
Headset — 1″ threaded Campagnolo Record
Shifters — Campagnolo Super Record
Cranks — Campagnolo Super Record 170mm with Colnago Panto 50T x 42T
B.B. — Campagnolo Super Record 36 x 24
Fr. Der. — Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Der. — Campagnolo Super Record 82
Brakes — Campagnolo Super Record
Wheels — Campagnolo Super Rwecord 32 hole hubs laced with Mavic GP4 gold anadized red labeled rims
Tires — TUFO S33 Pro
Seatpost — Campagnolo Nuovo Record 27.2mm with Flutes
Saddle — Selle Italia Turbo
Frame size 57.5cm ct.-ct. (59cm top)
Top tube length 57.5cm ct.-ct.
Weight – 9.35kg