Colnago Master Copperhead Road

Colnago Master

Ernesto Colnago’s Master frame was first released during the mid-80s and featured crimped tubes that was purported to add strength, although whether it was structural or simply a marketing ploy is still debated. Regardless, it went on to become one of the most desirable frames ever. Stephen Lane, of Adelaide, Australia, has managed to acquire himself a very special Master: copper-plated, and endowed with Campagnolo’s 50th Anniversary gruppo.

The frame was plated around 25 years ago, so has now achieved a wonderful patina, providing a contrast to the components that are as fresh as the day they were made. The gruppo was produced in 1983 to celebrate 50 years of manufacture: the first set resides in the company’s archive, while the second was given to Pope John Paul II. If you’re a bicycle connoisseur, a chance to own such a specimen arises rarely in one’s life and Stephen is looking forward to riding and enjoying it.

Colnago Master
Colnago Master
Colnago Master
Colnago Master
Colnago Master
Colnago Master
Colnago Master

  • i love the master. so i’d get it even with age patina…

    • Stephen Lane

      Ouch my cheek is slapped LOL! Yes the frame is rewarding… it makes for a beautiful ride 🙂

  • snapoutovit

    Congrats Stephen, what a score!

    • Stephen Lane

      Thanks. When I first saw it I thought it was a cross between sculpture and bicycle. It’s a lovely machine 🙂

  • JohnnyWholesome

    Wow, what a bike. Just perfect.

    • Stephen Lane

      Thanks Johhny. There is a classic feel about this bike that really appealed to me. Appreciated the comment 🙂

    • agreed

  • what are those “wings” underneath the brakes for? on a side note, who needs more gears than this???

    • Stephen Lane

      Hello Mark. I believe the primary
      use of the wings are to aid working against the spring tension of the calliper
      whilst adjusting the brake however they also help guide the wheel in to assist
      rapid wheel changes. Regards, Stephen

  • Massimo

    Wonderful! A masterpiece.

    • Stephen Lane

      Thanks Massimo 🙂