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Colnago Master X Light 57cm "Ernesto"

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Columbus Master X Light / 57cm / around 2000

ITM 42cm / Longus 9cm

Colnago carbon / Campagnolo Chorus 1'' threadless

Shimano 600 (6400) / Ambrosio Gentleman / Vittoria Rubino 700x28c

Shimano 600 (6400) with 1056 8-speed freehub body / Ambrosio Gentleman / Vittoria Rubino 700x28c

Shimano Dura-Ace (7402) / Kinex

San Marco Regal / chinese carbon

Time ATAC / Sram PC-951

Shimano Dura-Ace (7700) / front Shimano 105 (5600), rear Shimano 600 (6400)

Shimano 600 dual-pivot (6403) / Tektro A200

Shimano 9s 12-27 cassette / Stronglight 38 + 50 chainrings

carbon fork and seatpost

This is a real Colnago. Bought it in a small second-hand bike shop in Bratislava for unbelievable €200. The total cost of this build is about €600.

The downtube shifter braze-ons and short semi-horizontal rear dropouts date this frame somewhere between 1998 and 2001. More recent models have vertical dropouts and cable-stops instead of DT shifter braze-ons, while older models have long horizontal dropouts instead of short semi-horizontal.

Update 26/5/2012
Rebuilt the bike with mostly Shimano 600 (6400) parts with exception of Dura-Ace 9-speed down-tube shifters and crankset and Tektro A200 brake levers. There is also a pair of nice old-style low-frofile rims Ambrosio Gentleman.

Images are in reverse chronological order. (i.e. the first image is the most recent) The other images show various setups with which this bike has been used.

People who friended this bike campystamp, stevenc, mafffoster, knapprobert, John_Amunet, RollingThunder, cannonhugodale, veloantigua, durace57, Tracker, trigzz, per.k, MagicPencil47, Splined

Originally posted by toff

This paint scheme actually first appeared in 1997. It was originally the Mapei colour scheme before Mapei chose their own custom paint job the following year. Colnago kept this scheme until 2000. It's often referred to as "Art Deco", and I've got one in this scheme that says "Art Deco" on the top tube, although most don't have that. Officially, though, Colnago calls this paint scheme "AD10". The paint scheme was reserved for the top of the line bikes - Tecnos, Master and later there were a few rare examples of the Ovalmaster and C40 that used it.


Now that's just about the best bloody deal I've ever heard of in my whole life. Beautiful bike mate!!


600€ is what it cost me to put it together, but some parts I already had in my "parts bin", like for example the wheels. I bought the brifters second-hand for 50 and I also chose to use Sugino old-fashioned chainset, which was super cheap compared to modern outboard bearing chainset.

Italian Job

gorgeous and elegant

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