✓ Original 1980s Race Bike
✓ Lightweight - 9.9 kg
✓ Hand-Built in Italy
✓ L'Eroica Compliant
✓ Professionally Serviced
Quite possibly the most sought after name on the vintage cycling scene, Colnago earned the status due to the genius of it’s founder, Ernesto Colnago. From the humble beginnings in the 1950s, Colnago became the maker that everyone looked to, and the bike that every cyclist wanted to own. This is likely due to their dominance on the world racing circuit, and in no doubt due to the success of the long standing partnership with the great Eddy Merckx.
The Colnago Mexico owes its introduction to that very man, built to celebrate Merckx’ infamous hour record in 1972, and it was 10 years later that another household name, Guiseppe Saronni, made this ‘New’ Mexico model famous in 1982.
The frames were built using Columbus SL tubing but the Nuovo Mexico is identified by the unique crimping on the top tube and the down tube. This special technique paved the way for the famous Gilco tubing used on the Colnago Masters later that decade and has now become an iconic part of Ernesto’s repertoire which is often imitated but never duplicated, as they say.
Now’s your chance to join the legends and own the real deal. This one’s the particularly special 2nd generation Ofmega Premier Edition, their top of the range gear set in the 1980s and the ‘signature edition’ was produced especially for Colnagos with Ernesto’s signature all over the place. Highly regarded as some of the very best kit available at the time, some say even better than Campagnolo! As brakes weren’t included in the groupset, Universal were kind enough to bring a Colnago signature edition brake set to compliment the Ofmega kit, and 3ttt joined the party with a stunning pantographed stem to finish it all off.
If you're looking for a bike to ride in L'Eroica, Anjou Velo, Velo Retro etc then look no further, this Colnago Nuovo Mexico is the perfect choice. It’s fully compliant with the rules and will certainly turn heads at any of the retro rides out there.
The bike's been taken apart, inspected & re-built in our workshop so we know everything's working as it should. The frame is straight & true without any dents or dings - please inspect the photos for cosmetic condition, we've photographed the bike in detail so you can see the exact condition before purchasing.
Seat Tube (ctc) - 53.5 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 52.5 cm
Head Tube - 122 mm
Standover - 79 cm
Era - 1980s
Country - Italian
Tubing - Columbus SL - Crimped down and top tubes
Weight - 9.91 kg
Frame No - V449
Brakes - Universal AER - Colnago Signature Edition
Brake Levers - Universal LR1 Non-Aero - Colnago Signature Edition
Chainset - Ofmega Super Competizione - Colnago Signature Edition - 52/42 - 170 mm
Shifters - Ofmega Premier - Colnago Signature Edition
Rear Derailleur - Ofmega Premier - Colnago Signature Edition
Front Derailleur - Ofmega Premier - Colnago Signature Edition
Freewheel - Regina Extra - 6 Speed - 14-22
Chain - Regina
Pedals - Ofmega Master Strada pedals - Colnago Signature Edition - with Colnago pantographed ALE steel toe clips and leather Christophe straps
Bottom Bracket - Ofmega
Hubs - Ofmega Super Competizione - Colnago Signature Edition
Rims - Ambrosio Montreal Sprints
Tyres - Gommitalia Champion - Tubular - 23mm Width
Headset - Ofmega - Colnago branded
Handlebars - 3TTT Competizione - 39 cm (ctc)
Stem - 3TTT Podion - Colnago Signature Edition - 110 mm Extension
Saddle - San Marco Regal Girardi
Seatpost - Campagnolo Chorus - 27.2 mm