Few bicycles have influenced the cycling scene as much as the Colnago Super. At a time when racing bicycles were averagely heavy, with long wheelbases and flat angles, Ernesto Colnago released a frameset which would become a legend of cycling history and one of the top models of his 1970s and 1980s catalogues – the Super.
Made of Columbus SL steel tubes, with a shorter, stiffer and lighter frame, the Colnago Super was designed for high-performance. Since the launch, uncountable racing bicycles have been built with a geometry inspired by the Super.
This particular Colnago Super Road Bike stems from the early 1980s. It has been refurbished and has a renewed and glowing Saronni red paintjob.
But this bike does not only have a beautiful frameset. It also comes with one of the most desirable groupsets of cycling history: The Campagnolo 50th anniversary groupset
To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Campagnolo released an initial number of 5.000 pieces of this extraordinary groupset. In the production they made an excessive use of titanium and golden emblems. And every groupset got its very own number engraved.
Number one went straight to Campagnolo's own museum. Number two was presented to the pope. In the meantime Campagnolo began to produce more of the sought-after anniversary groupsets to meet the expectations of the market. They just stopped when the number of 15.000 groupsets was achieved.Here is number 11025, built onto a beautiful frame, basically forming the quintessential Italian Road Bike. When produced, to every groupset belonged a plastic card with the matching serial number. Very often this has gone lost during the years, but not by this one.
A Super in great condition with a Saronni red paintjob equipped with a groupset that is a collectible item by its own right - how much better can it get?
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