Mr Ernesto Colnago, his factory and saarf.london

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After I completed the 137 km and ‘Concurse D’ Elegance’ at L’Eroica XX Gaiole 2016,

I went to the Colnago factory , where I was greeted by Laura , and left my bike in the work shop  area.

I asked if she minded answering a few questions and she very kindly introduced me to Alex Colnago , who was also very , very kind by letting me ask him a few questions .

The first I asked was if there are any distinctive marks on Gloria race bikes circa the mid ’60’s which would indicate his Uncles hand , sadly there are none.

I could have sat for years talking to Alex about his Uncle and the brand , but did not want to take up too much of his time , Laura then led me into the musuem…

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I was floating on air just being on the premises to be honest , so did not have

the presence of mind to be on point with picture quality , so please forgive …

these are the C40’s that smashed the Hell Of The North..

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and a Gloria Mr Colnago himself rode when he raced…

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I was left alone to take some more (poor) images , and did not want to overimpose on

such hospitality by spending too long , so I left , and went back , thanking Alex and Laura

then , it happend

Laura said words I will never forget…

“Mr Colnago is in his office now, you can go and see him…”

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such an amazing man , I was like a little boy , I pledged my loyalty and said I would never let him down .

Thank you Laura for making it happen , thank you Alex for your patience with me ,

and Mr Colnago , thank you for the joy you bring.

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