Colnago Arabesque

Colnago Arabesque

Ernesto Colnago’s Arabesque was a celebration of everything there was to love (or hate) about Italian racing steel from the early 80s. An elaborate flourish of a bicycle, it’s a tribute to the exuberant style for which the Cambiago-based maker is famous for.

Released in 1983, the Arabesque was available as a frame-and-fork only or specified complete with a Campagnolo Super Record gruppo and featured hand-carved and pantographed lug work. It was assembled from Columbus SL and Record tubing, which was ribbed in accordance with Colnago’s proprietary design. See more details on Old Klein’s flickr stream.

Colnago Arabesque
Colnago Arabesque
Colnago Arabesque
Colnago Arabesque
Colnago Arabesque
Colnago Arabesque
Colnago Arabesque
Colnago Arabesque
Colnago Arabesque
Colnago Arabesque

  • Snwaters

    What’s with the bar tape?

  • Carson87

    It’s stitched……

    • Snwaters

      My eyes are not painted on! The owner should stay true to the era and have white bar tape,not some after thought that was last seen on a tennis racket or some after market upgrade on a Asian plastic bike.

      • Crazypandakills

        That dudes wright! You can’t put that bar tape on a classic bike

  • Guest

     you guys can all eat my nuts. i like this bike, bar tape and all. i’d kill all of you for it.

    • Crazypandakills

      C=3