Happy Birthday Mr Colnago

Mr Colnago

I was blessed to have been invited to the London unveiling of a very , very special road bike ….

Made in honour of Mr Ernesto Colnago ‘s 87 th birthday ,

A one of a kind Colnago ‘ 87 ‘ , a 24 carat gold plated 2nd generation Colnago Arabesque , with Campagnolo 50 th anniversary gruppo …

I managed to wish Mr Colnago happy birthday …

And thanked Mr Alex Colnago …

And I managed to meet the Steve McQueen of pro cycling , Mr Giuseppe ‘ Beppe ‘ Saronni ,

Happy Birthday Mr Colnago , thanks for the joy you bring !

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Colnago C35 at a Vintage bike jumble!

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I took a ride out on my ’96 Master Olympic to a bike jumble at a cycling club, and bumped into a trader I know who had a stall there. here’s some of what he had

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a nice De Rosa above, this circa ’96 Colnago Master Olympic, though the gruppo is a little earlier ..

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a Colnago Dual CX frameset, which I had actually had a bid on via an on-line auction before, but pulled out as it did not have the correct forks, was missing cable guides, and was too small..006

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notice the Colnago headtube stamp, same as on my as yet unidentified carbon frame..

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Both were made for Colnago by Alan.

The trader also had a beautiful Colnago C35, sadly only managed to get a silhouette…

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probably the most understated example I’ve seen ( or touched!), Campagnolo Super Record 11 gears and brakes with an original Colnago¬† C35 crankset, the trader seemed unaware of this less tasteful example for $22,500

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he said he wasn’t selling his!