Colnago Master Arabesque Rare Bike 1986

Colnago Master Arabesque Rare Bike 1986

Colnago Arabesque lugs. Columbus Profilo S4 tubing. Campagnolo C-Record 1st generation.

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ID 15323
Marke Colnago
Size 54 cm i


When it comes to classic bicycles, a Colnago Arabesque is undoubtedly a must have for any collector. Very hard to find, the original Arabesque bikes might be the most well-finished bicycle that Colnago has ever manufactured.

It was first produced around 1984 to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the company: Ernesto Colnago wanted to create a bicycle which would be a milestone, both for himself and for the bicycle industry.

By looking at the lugs, it is simple to understand where the name "Arabesque" comes from. Those "arabesque shape" lugs were made by Rauler and actually remind of Gloria Garibaldina bikes, an Italian company Ernesto Colnago worked for as a teenager.
As for the tubing, the Arabesque was built in different versions both with Columbus SL tubes and specially profiled Colnago tubes (the later ones practically Columbus Gilco of the Master and Esamexico).

The frames became so popular and legendary that for 2016, Colnago started to produce a number of reproductions from a stash of leftover lugs. But unfortunately those still just stay reproductions

This Colnago Master Arabesque is an original breathtaking beauty from 1986. The frame and parts are in a really great condition, with the paint being refurbished and the parts original. This rare piece of cycling history comes directly from Italy.
The frame of this Arabesque was built using a special tubing which was developed by Gilberto Colombo for Colnago./p>

But what makes this Colnago even more unique and turns it into a mid 1980s superbike is the Campagnolo C-Record groupset of the first Generation but with Cobalto brakes.
This groupset was not only state of the art but is also regarded by many to be the most beautiful one Campagnolo ever produced. And we think that these parts are a perfect addition to the frame.

There is nothing more to say about this masterpiece. One of the rarest (small series) produced bicycles: for true collectors!

Condition Used
The bike is in very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork has been refurbished by previous owner. All parts have been checked and are working fine.

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Storage BMB 02-11
Marke Colnago
Product Name Colnago Master Arabesque Rare Bike 1986
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
On Auction No
Frame & Fork Colnago Master Arabesque; Columbus Profilo S4 tubing
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo C-Record 1st generation
Front Derailleur Campagnolo C-Record 1st generation
Shifters Campagnolo C-Record
Brakes Campagnolo C-Record Cobalto
Brake Levers Campagnolo C-Record 1st generation
Headset Campagnolo C-Record
Crankset Campagnolo C-Record 1st generation; 170mm; 51/43
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo C-Record
Seat Post Campagnolo C-Record
Hubs Campagnolo C-Record; Freewheel16-24
Rims Mavic 700c tubular
Tires Vittoria Pista 700c tubular tires
Stem 3ttt; 90mm pantographed
Stem Bar 3ttt; 38cm
Seat Selle San Marco Rolls
Chain YBN Classic
Handlebar Tape NOS cork ribbon
Pedals Campagnolo C-Record
Color None

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Size 54 cm
Seat Tube 54 cm
Top Tube 54 cm
Head Tube 115 cm
Standover 78 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 76.5 cm - 79.5 cm