Here we offer you a Colnago Master from the year 1986. It really is great to find such an early exemplar in the great condition that this one is in. The very first generation of the Colnago Master was released in 1984, the same year in which Giuseppe Saronni won the Giro d'Italia - riding a Colnago Master, of course.
The Master was meant to be an improvement of the Mexico which had been Colnago's top model before. It had completely different lugs and a drastically changed tubing.
Any cyclist out there dreamed to own a Master, just like any avid collector nowadays has one in his collection. The frame truly an "evergreen". The tubing - "Columbus Gilco Design - Profilo S4" - has profiled sections and was specifically designed by Gilberto Colombo to improve the stiffness and to better withstand mechanical strain.
The master had a huge impact on the cycling scene and became the most winning rod bike model in the following years.
A top notch frame like this deserves only top notch parts. In this case it is Shimano's best groupset. In the sum it perfects the bike to a union of the best of two worlds. The 7400 groupset was Shimano's major breakthrough in terms of quality. It also offered a very reliable indexed shifting, which can be switched to friction with just the turn of a screw. This makes our 1986 Master fit for classic cycling events like L'Eroica!
A superbe piece of 1980s road racing.
|Rahmenhöhe (Center-Top)||55 cm|
|Schalthebel||Shimano Dura Ace|
|Kurbel||Shimano Dura Ace; 170mm; 52/42|
|Sattel||New Selle San Marco Regal leather seat|
|Naben||Shimano Dura Ace|
|Felgen||Roval 700c clincher|
|Reifen||New Panaracer Pasela PT 23-622 clincher tires|