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Ernesto Colnago was born in Cambiago (Milan) on 9 February 1932. In 1953, after various experiences, including a period of work at the GLORIA company where he learned the trade, he opened his own workshop in his native country. In 1954 he participated as a mechanic at the FGiro d’Italia with the Nivea team of Fiorenzo Magni. He will continue as a mechanic in the Team Leo Chlorodont and in 1957 will build the bicycle with which Gasone Nencini wins the Giro d’Italia.
Increasingly appreciated as a builder, it links its name and its brand to the Molteni of Eddy Merxkx and the SCIC of Baronchelli. For Eddy Merckx will cost the bike with which the Belgian will set the time record.
Colnago bikes have been used by over one hundred professional teams, 2500 rbicycle racer who have collected over 7500 victories worldwide. Colnago bikes are one of the most prestigious brands of Made in Italy.
Raced with Colnago, Magni, Nencini, Merckx, Saronni, Motta, Baronchelli, Dancelli, Bugno, Musseuw, Rominger, Tonkov, Zabel and Petacchi.
The Colnago Super of 68/69 is certainly one of the rarest Colnago. It is called “nine holes” for the pantographing of the box of the bottom bracket, nine holes in fact, which precedes the “clover” that came into production in 1970.
The bike has been restored by repainting the frame of a beautiful cream white, as it was originally, and by reconstructing the decals taking samples of the original ones. The bike is set up with Campagnolo Record group. Handlebar and handlebar 3TTT. Cinelli Unicanitor saddle. Nisi rims. The bike is ready to be pedaled.