Colnago Super 57! Vintage Road Racing Bicycle!

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Bicycle Road Racing Vintage 57cm Frame for sale.
Grab one of the best Italian frames ever made and wonderful piece of cycling history
There is some­thing spe­cial about own­ing a Colnago bike and the hun­dreds of posts on the Colnago offi­cial Facebook page con­firms that the love for Colnago is shared around the world.

Colnago Ernesto & C. S.r.l. or Colnago is a manufacturer of high-end road-racing bicycles founded by Ernesto Colnago in 1954 near Milano in Cambiago, Italy. Instead of following his family’s farming business, Ernesto Colnago chose to work in the cycle trade, apprenticing first with Gloria Bicycles at 13, subsequently taking up road racing. After a bad crash ended his racing career, he began subcontracting for Gloria, opened his own shop (1954) and built his first frames the same year. Much in demand as a racing mechanic, he was second mechanic on the Nivea team Giro d’Italia under Faliero Masi in 1955, eventually being employed as head mechanic for the Molteni team of Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx.[1]

The company first became known for high quality steel framed bicycles, and later as one of the more creative cycling manufacturers responsible for innovations in design and experimentation with new and diverse materials including carbon fiber, now a mainstay of modern bicycle construction.

Up for your consideration is an 1980 56-57 cm Colnago Super Frameset in Saronni Red finish. The frame was recently refinished by a master frame builder using exact color matching and implementing the same finishing technique as the original (Please refer to pictures to appreciate the depth and quality of the paint and the details in yellow). The decals are 1:1 exact representation of the original.

The bike has been ridden a couple of times since it was restored so very minimal signs of use (small mark in where the front derailleur goes). It basically looks like a new old stock! I included pictures with outdoor and indoor lighting so you can see the difference.

This is a top of the line racing frame built out of Columbus Steel Tubing which is super light and strong.
Top tube C-C = 55 cms

Seat Tube C-C = 56.5 cms

Head tube top to bottom = 14.5 cms

Item specifics
Configuration: Frame and Fork Frame Size: 57 cm
Type: Road Bike – Racing Color:
Saronni Red
Frame Material: Columbus Tubing

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