Brand Focus – Colnago

Originally Posted by wallymann. C35 — started it off back in the next items are in no particular order carbonissimo presidente E1 CF1 there is a string of CF n bikes made in collaboration with ferrari i intentionally kept the list pre as it gets pretty confusing in the modern era and the off-shore colnago monocoque designs proliferated. Just picked up my C50 this morning from forumite Lovebird Originally Posted by texbike. It’ll be great to hear how it compares to the other legends that you’ve owned. Attached Images image. Originally Posted by thwart. Somewhat related to the OP – here is an original colnago C40 someone built up over at weight weenies would that be across the pond if VS is across the hall? Anyway, read his account and see more pics. He had an original, sold it, regretted.

1994 Colnago C40 MK1

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Colnago Dream B Stay

Ernesto Colnago was born in Cambiago, a small rural village twenty kilometers east of Milano on February 9, He lived with his parents, Antonio and Elvira, three brothers of Antonio, Fiorentino, Ambrogio also lived, and his grandfather Filippo. Little Ernesto had a typical childhood for the era until he was 6, when he began school and helped out with chores on the farm. The workshop was owned by a certain Dante Fumagalli, to whom the Colnago family paid two kilos of flour each week for the apprenticeship of his son.

Right after World War Two ended, a friend of Ernesto, found him a new direction.

His passion for bikes was such that he forged the date on his working papers so he The Precisa, C35 and C40 are iconic Colnago bikes that are steeped in.

I am cold and wet and grimy from travel. And I am smiling. I am smiling as a hand grips my elbow. I turn to see year-old Ernesto Colnago, founder of the eponymous company, at my side. And I mean it. Permit me to boast: After nearly 20 years of bike testing , I have ridden thousands of bikes. The frames weigh grams or less, yet are stiff and comfortable—and handle as though imbued with magic.

Amazing, and also anonymous. The look, the feel, the performance, the story, and even the finish of all these bikes is so similar that part of the experience of the ride feels lost: a connection to the bicycle, a connection to the people and passion behind the bicycle. On my test ride I found the C60 noticeably stiffer than the C The C60 is not anonymous. It is arguably flawed but almost completely perfect because of that.

Icons of cycling: Colnago C40

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 in , building his first frames the same year. He was second mechanic on the Nivea team Giro d’Italia under Faliero Masi in , eventually being employed as head mechanic for the Molteni team of Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx in The company first became known for high quality steel framed bicycles suitable for the demanding environment of professional racing, 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.

By the late s, Colnago was generally regarded as one of the builders of the world’s best custom road race frames.

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The rise in interest in vintage Colnagos has led to a number of fakes appearing on the market,and as a number of owners have contacted me re. They were of such mediocre build quality that Ernesto claimed they were counterfeits— I actually sat behind Ernesto on a flight many, many years ago but we chatted about cycling sport and not his frames. There was little to believe that they were not. It is unsure just what the relationship with Ernesto was, but what is known that the name Rauler is from Raul and the first two letters of Ernesto, hence Rauler.

Rauler became one of the top contract builders for Colnago and did much of the pantographing for them as well. The Rauler brand was said to have developed pantographing for Colnago, and could be said to have inspired the intricate lug work on the Colnago Arabesque…. This brand is sometimes confused as Colnago built ,and is actually from the Gemertse region of the Netherlands , and owned byRens van Ganzewinkel , who is the main man at Codagex , the Benelux Colnago distributor and the name Vagacini is an amalgamation of VAnGAnzewinkelCycleImportNederlandItalia source.

This brand does have lineage to Colnago, and was marketed by Ernesto,more about it at the legendary classicrendezvous. This company actually used Columbus Gilco tubing on a model, and the frames are highly regarded. The exception to this rule applies to the earliest Colnagos, which had three Campagnolo cable clamps on the top tube. Geometry is also a give away on a fake, always check the back wheel to seatube space.

It is an original Colnago , but the fabrication was outsourced to frame builder Losa.


I created this site to display photos of the current and former bikes in my collection. My main interest is Italian bikes from the 70’s and 80’s, but I’ve had a couple of American bikes as well. I took all the photos in my garage. You can see and read about my photo setup camera, lighting, backdrop, etc.

There are 3 brands that can claim lineage to Colnago legitimately. the third brand is Celo Europa, these frames were made by Colnago for Master, circa , I am unable to give and exact date, maybe catalogs from that http://​

Moderators: ededwards , Elev12k , Tel , Jamiedyer. Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] , Thompson and 26 guests. Posted: Wed Jun 06, pm. There is no accurate or reliable information on Colnago Frame numbers to date the frame!!!! Post subject: Re: Rabobank Colnago C Posted: Sun Feb 24, am. Posted: Sun Feb 24, pm. That, sir, is a thing of beauty. I’m doing research for a similar build.

I’ve bought a Rabobank C40 with Star threadless fork and am looking to see what to build it with. The fork is a good dating point. Threadless headsets started to be phased in around

Colnago C40 B stay

X Loading Affectionately known as Heidi, this is a beautiful Vintage ride. The paint job will make you stand out from the crowd and draw the eye of everyone you pass.

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From the C40 to the C50 to the C59, the C60 to the new Colnago C64, that lineage is easy to spot, grounding the bike in storied Colnago lore. But this new Colnago C64 is different. The C64 delivers more performance under power, more aggressive acceleration, more pure speed, than any C series bike before it. But with your backside in the saddle and hands on the bars it retains an almost spiritual ride quality, floating across pavement, yet ready to dive into a corner and create gaps.

Carbon tubes are fitted to carbon lugs, but instead of wielding a torch, they are bonded. Of course, with the right build, like our Super Record 11 equipped 56cm, the C64 can easily reach the sublb mark. Colnago dropped the weight with larger diameter tubes and thinner tube walls, with lugs to match. The seat tube and seat cluster lug are now a single piece, with top tube, seat stays and bottom bracket lug bonded to it.

The 3K weave exterior is gone, in favor of lighter, uni-directional carbon. It offers room for 28mm tires, and if you opt for disc brakes, most 30mm tires will comfortably fit.

When was the Colnago C50 introduced and how good is it?

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X Loading Year measurement and components: the bike is completely original as per the Colnago factory in Cambiago Italy. Purchase in Italy last year from a local store small town outside Rome, the bike was previously owned by only one owner a meticulous retired military general that only rode it on a sunny day and very little time. Pierino the shop owner told me the General rode it probably for about km.

All the components are original no changes have been made, the frame per say is immaculate, no chips or scratches, no carbon structure fatigue, just like new, you would not tell the frame is over 10 years old. Frame measurement are center to center of classic tubing: All components are Campagnolo Record. Please note pedals do not come with the bike.

COLNAGO C40 HP B-STAY Original like new

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I have a friend who collects Colnagos (x 9 to date) He “upgraded” from a C40 to a C50 and thought he had made a fantastic choice (new bike.

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