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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 Giro 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.
Rare Colnago Freccia from the 60s. The bike has been restored respecting the original colour. It is set up with a Campagnolo Record groupset. Record crankset bolt circle 151 mm. Campagnolo Record hubs first series with high flange. Campagnolo Record derailleur. Universal 68 brakes. Brooks saddle. 3TTT Gran Prix stem and handlebars. Nisi rims.
The bike is ready to be pedaled.
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