When it comes to classic bicycles, the Colnago Arabesque is undoubtedly THE must have for any collector. Very hard to find, the Arabesque is the most well-finished bicycle that Colnago has ever manufactured.
It was produced between 1984 and 1985 to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the company: Ernesto Colnago wanted to create a bicycle which would be a milestone, both for himself and for the bicycle industry.
By looking at the lugs, it is simple to understand where the name "Arabesque" comes from. Those "arabesque shape" lugs actually remind a Gloria Garibaldina, an Italian company Ernesto Colnago worked for. As for the tubing, the Arabesque was built both with Columbus SL tubes and special profiled Colnago tubes (similar to the Columbus Gilco of the Master and Esamexico).
This Colnago Arabesque is simply a breath-taking beauty from 1984 (Se. No. 185) . The frame and parts are in a such great condition, which shows that it has almost never been ridden. We got this rare piece of cycling history from an old collector who doesn't want to be named. It hung on his wall for over 30 years and was the gem of his collection. Unlike most of the roughly 2000 Arabesque, this one is built with a special Colnago tubing with a profiled shape, which perfectly matches the "Arabesque" lugs.
But what makes this Colnago even rarer is the Campagnolo Super Record groupset specially designed for the Colnago 30th anniversary. A very few Arabesque were equipped with that components indeed. Each single part shows a pantographed Colnago logo, even the hubs and the pedal spindles!
Some further highlights of this Arabesque are the paintwork and the internal routed braking cables.
There is nothing more to say about this masterpiece. One of the rarest bicycles ever produced: for true collectors!»See Details
|Frame & Fork||Colnago Arabesque - Colnago Profiled Tubes|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
|Headset||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
|Stem Bar||3ttt 400mm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
|Brakes||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
|Brake Levers||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
|Rims||Ambrosio Durex 700C Tubulars|
|Tires||Colnago Clement Tubulars|
|Seat Post||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
|Seat||Selle San Marco Laser|
|Handlebar Tape||Original pearl cork|
|Pedals||Campagnolo Super Record Colnago 30th Ann.|
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