Colnago Master
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  Posted August 8th, 2014 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 2 comments

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From Italian Cycling Journal

If you could have only one bicycle…
What would it be? Most of us have a couple of different bicycles. So if you could only have only one, what type of bike would it be? I’m not sure what I’d choose, but I’ve been thinking about it lately, and that’s why I’m asking the question…

Here is one of my favorite bikes – a dream bike from the 1980-s! This bike is almost made only for the leaving room, and not to be used on the road, where it can get dirty.

Colnago Master Piu 35th Anniversary Gold Edition
This is 1989 Colnago Master Piu – 35th anniversary Gold Edition, with 24k gold plating with specially engraved Campagnolo C-Record gruppo. It is available for purchase here for $3,600.00 USD. This is an collector´s  item! Absolutely exclusive & rare! 

Colnago Master Piu “35th anniversary” Gold Edition  

Probably the most exclusive vintage bike worldwide! Refined with a 24 Karat Gold  plating. Special edited Campagnolo C Record Group set pantographed & refined by Ernesto Colnago himself. 

Technical features: 

Serial No: OM 312 

Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Piu, designed by Ernesto Colnago, Columbus tube set – multishaped  

Measurement: seat tube c-top: 55.0 cm / c-center 53.5cm  top tube c-c: 54.5 cm, head tube overall: 12.9 cm, chain stay length: 40.5 cm, rear / front drop outs: 130 /100 mm 

Crankset: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated (based on  Campagnolo C Record, 170 mm, 53/39 teeth) 

Freewheel: Campagnolo super leggera Alloy  13-14-16-18-20-22 

Wheelset: Campagnolo Sigma Pavé tubular rims. Spokes gold plated special edition.

Hubs: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated (based on Campagnolo C Record) 32 Holes. Rear & front.

Derailleur: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated derailleur (based on Campagnolo C Record).

Shifters: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated (based on Campagnolo C Record) retrofiction – not synchronized

Brake calipers & Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated levers:  (based on  Campagnolo C Record & Super Record Cobaldo).

Seat post: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated (based on Campagnolo C Record) diameter: 27.2mm

Pedals: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated (based on Campagnolo C Record SGR Automatic)

Stem: 3TTT,  100mm, Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated  

Handlebar: 3TTT, c-c 39.5mm  

Seat: Selle San Marco “Regal” Colnago special edition 

In absolutely excellent condition according to a 20 year old bike I did my very best to describe this master piece. Please look at the pictures!

Frame & Fork: Colnago Master Piu, designed by Ernesto Colnago, Columbus tube set – multishaped

Shifters: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated (based on Campagnolo C Record) retrofiction – not synchronized

Hubs: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated (based on Campagnolo C Record) 32 Holes. Rear & front.

Brake calipers & Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated levers:  (based on  Campagnolo C Record & Super Record Cobaldo)

Stem: 3TTT,  100mm, Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated. Handlebar: 3TTT, c-c 39.5mm 

Seat: Selle San Marco “Regal” Colnago special edition 

Seat post: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated (based on Campagnolo C Record) diameter: 27.2mm

Crankset: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated (based on  Campagnolo C Record, 170 mm, 53/39 teeth)

Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated derailleur (based on Campagnolo C Record). Freewheel: Campagnolo super leggera Alloy  13-14-16-18-20-22

Hubs: Colnago 35th anniversary edition, 24 Karat gold plated (based on Campagnolo C Record) 32 Holes. Rear & front.

And at the end, I can only wish that I could’ve had this bike back in 1989 when I was young and prosperous!!

 Italian Cycling Journal can be found here.

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2 comments to “Colnago Master”

  1. Comment by Mikos:

    First time here at Zdenko’s corner. I don’t understand all about Colnago Master Piu bike, but I’ve had some bad experience with this frame before. Two frames were broken (not in crash) without the real cause. Maybe they are still at my house, I would have to look. The same happened to me with another frame: Daccordi while I was riding for pro team Cross-Montanari Selle Italia. Mikos.

  2. Comment by Nam:

    I want to buy this velo, please reply me ( by email). Thanks

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