Graffiti Bikes recently sent over these pictures of their customers Colnago C59 in Europcar livery. However, talk about leaving no stone unturned here, just check out these finishing touches. This is one eagle eyed owner….. Pretty cool!
Folks, here we have another stunning selection of photographs of the Limited Edition Colnago C59 in Tricolor (ST02) Unfortunately, photo’s of this frame are in short supply and only surface now and again. Nice to see a close up of the paintwork, enjoy!
Irish-registered, Italian-based continental outfit Colnago-CSF Bardiani has revealed its new strip for the upcoming season in Italy.
The team will begin the 2012 season in India and Argentina in January, with the aim of quickly landing a victory to confirm the quality of the Italian team.
Six riders will travel to Asia for the Tour de India, for races in Pune, Nasik and Mumbai on January 22, 26 and 29. Riders selected for the race by directeur sportif Roberto Reverberi are Andrea Pasqualon, Paolo Locatelli, Marco Canola,Omar Lombardi, Andrea Piechele and Sonny Colbrelli.
New directeur sportif Mirko Rossato will lead the second team of six riders at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina between January 23-29. The riders selected for the trip to Argentina are: Christian Delle Stelle, Andrea Di Corrado, Filippo Savini, Angelo Pagani, Alberto Contoli and Marco Coledan.
Canola, Colbrelli. Delle Stelle, Di Corrado and Coledan will all be making their professional debuts with Colnago-CSF Bardiani in the January races but Reverberi is convinced they can do well.
“We’re ready for a new adventure. We’ve got some young riders who we expect a lot from. We’ll make season debut in India and Argentina with a mix of enthusiasm and curiosity,” Reverberi said.
“Even if they’re the first races of the 2012 season, we won’t hold back if we get a chance to win. Every race is important for us and we want to start the season off well.”
All the 18 riders in the 2012 Colnago-CSF Bardiani team recently underwent their pre-season medical tests and have already begun training for the new season. Credits – Cycling news.
The Colnago family recently held their annual dinner and mass on Saturday, celebrating another year of success with family and friends at the Cambiago headquarters.
Guests included former Italian legends Gianni Bugno, Fiorenzo Magni and Gianni Motta, Ireland’s national football coach Giovanni Trapattoni, and television presenter Marino Bartoletti.
A huge poster of Thomas Voeckler dominated the event, reminding everyone of how the Frenchman wore the yellow jersey at the Tour de France for ten days and finished fourth overall. Voeckler’s special yellow Colnago C59 Italia bike was also on show in the huge Colnago bike museum that holds all the bikes that have won major races during the last 40 years.
Voeckler won eight races in 2011, with Team Europcar clocking up a total of 22 wins, with Pierre Rolland also taking the best young rider’s white jersey at the Tour de France. The Colnago-CSF team won 18 races, with team leader Sacha Modolo taking ten of them and securing a place in the Italian national team. Sven Nys is back to his best this season and won in Namur on Sunday to retake the lead in the UCI cyclo-cross World Cup.
“It’s been one of the best years we’ve ever had. It’s been hugely satisfying,” Ernesto Colnago said after cutting a special Colnago cake with his family.
“We haven’t been able to produce enough C59 frames to satisfy all the requests.That means were doing something right. I’ve worked with some great riders over the years but Voeckler proved he is special this year. He’s a great rider but he’s also a great person. He’s always aggressive and wins a lot but he’s still got his feet on the ground.”
“I’ve always supported young riders and helped them fulfill their potential and that’s why we sponsor the Colnago-CSF team. It’s packed with the best young Italian riders like new signing Enrico Battaglin and Sacha Modolo. I really think he can win Milan-San Remo in 2012.”
Big congratulations to the girls from the Colnago Mountain Bike Team. They really have had an exceptional year ! This winning team consists of, Nathalie Schneitter (Swiss World Champion) Eva Lechner, Vivienne, Mariangela Cerati and Renate Tesler etc.
The Colnago MTB Team is led by Italian MTB and cyclo-cross champion Eva Lechner. In May 2010, Lechner became the first Italian woman to win a round of the MTB World Cup for eight years when she rode to victory in Houffalize, Belgium. She was also part of the Italian mountain bike relay team that took the world title in 2009.
The two other Italian riders on the team are Mariangela Cerati, winner of no fewer than 17 races in 2009, and Renate Tesler, who won six races last year. The team is completed by Switzerland’s world mountain bike champion Nathalie Schneitter and Swiss under-23 MTB champion Vivienne Meyer. We wish them continued success in 2012!
There are certain bikes that just make you turn your head for another inquisitive glance. This Colnago classic belongs to Rob VSF….this is what Rob as to say about this beautiful example!
The first bike I ever built is finally complete. It began with a 57cm Colnago Master Light frame with matching Precisa fork. It was first owned a European racing team, and so was originally painted in their team colors. After a few seasons they upgraded to new framesets, and to prep the current frameset for public sale/use, sent it back to the Colnago factory in Italy for new custom artwork and paint. For those of you familiar with Colnago artwork, this is not the standard, embellished “Art Decor” paint job they usually do; but instead a cleaner, more streamlined, Art-Deco-like, 2-color job. The set was purchased by a private party in Saint Paul, MN, who then sold it to me because it was 2cm too short for him. A freak episode of dumb luck and great timing I think.
Each component was chosen based on a balance between practical performance and visuals that compliment the streamlined frame. I chose aesthetics over a few grams of weight–don’t think I could consider this a tribute to the classics or Italian tradition had I chosen to use the most expensive, top-of-the-line, bulky/ugly carbon components. Except for the Conti tires and CK head set, every single component is of Italian descent and silver (alloy) colored.
Circ. 1996 Colnago Master Light frame with matching Precisa fork
Colnago custom factory paint with hand-detailed artwork in silver
- 2007 Campagnolo Eurus G3 silver clinchers
- Continental Grand Prix 4000S (Black Chili) tires
- Chris King GripNut headset, low profile markings
- Cinelli 1A stem, with SRP titanium stem expander bolt
- Cinelli Campione Del Mondo (Mod 66) 66-40 drop bars
- Cinelli Gel Cork tape
- Selle San Marco Rolls TI (titanium) saddle, white/gold
- Campagnolo C-Record aero seat post, first generation, with SRP titanium seat bolt
- 2006 Campagnolo Centaur Ergo Shift 10 speed controls (brifters), polished alloy
- 2008 Campagnolo Chorus Skeleton dual-pivot brakes with Kool Stop black pads
- 2008 Campagnolo Record Ultra-Torque (UT) BB cups
- 2008 Campagnolo Centaur Ultra-Torque crank set
- 2009 Campagnolo Centaur 10 speed cassette, 13-26 tooth
- 2002 Campagnolo Centaur 10×2 speed derailleurs, matching set
- 2009 Campagnolo Centaur 10 speed Ultra Narrow (5.9mm) chain
- Campagnolo ErgoPower cables and casings
- 1984 Campagnolo Super Record Pista pedals with original clips and white straps
- White leather toe-clip protectors, each hand-sewn on
Well folks…….here it is. The Limited Edition Colnago C59 Italia in the Tricolor livery for the Japanese market. Enjoy!