Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wow factor!

The classic Colnago Master X Light Molteni.




Eddy on his Colnago. He
knew back then!




Like all of us, we've seen countless images of Eddy Merckx riding his Molteni Colnago to his well published victories. After many years his exploits on his Molteni has turned into hero worship. I'm on to that. In fact, I like the new look of Colnago's Master X Light Molteni. It's beautiful signature orange is ... WOW!

Colnago introduced the Master X Light steel frame in Molteni orange with the historic blue banding. And what better way to say so in the retro script. Pair it up with the Zabel blue frame and this classic Master is an instant classic!

2 comments:

bikesgonewild said...

...ya know, i have a friend who has an original orange & blue banded colnago w/ "eddy merckx" labeling & built up w/ a original gruppo mix of campagnolo super record & nuevo record...

...it may even have been built by the hands of ugo de rosa who was ernesto colnago's main torch back in those days...

...i once had the opportunity to ask signor de rosa through one of his sons, if he was perhaps the actual frame builder of my own old early '70's colnago...
...his son spoke to him in italian & signor de rosa looked rather directly into my eyes & in a beautifully thick italian accent said to me "is poss-ib-le"...

...means nothing to a non cyclist but it's one of those special little moments to an aficianado...

...my best,
the ex-pat canuck & notorious bgw...

Richard said...

Great Italian story. Thanks for sharing it!

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