Colnago pioneered a great number of innovations that supposedly improved performance, not least of which were their eye-catching ‘Art-Decor’ paint schemes. Their proprietary Conic tubeset, custom drawn by Columbus, certainly would have improved sales, if not performance.
The Conic existed as a ‘less-grand’ option to Colnago’s Master frameset, from the late 80s to the early 90s. The name is derived from a 28.6mm diameter at the head tube which increased to 32mm at the bottom bracket. This is a 1993 edition, the year a number of frames were also built with Tange tubing.
Biascagne Cicli, in Treviso, regularly assemble individual bikes to auction for selected charities. This Conic was owned since new by Fabio, who wishes to sell it and give the proceeds to ‘Help Me Grow‘, a non-profit that cares for premature babies, providing assistance to children and their parents.
It’s a rare 62cm center-to-center frame bedecked with 8-speed Dura Ace components, Campagnolo’s Zonda 16 R wheelset and pantographed ITM stem and bars. The price? €1,000, which generously includes worldwide shipping and miles of good karma. Contact Biascagne Cicli for more details.