Classic Cyclists - Italy
[Sold] Colnago Nuovo Mexico - Campagnolo 50th Anniversary - 57x56
The Colnago Nuovo Mexico 1983 - The Final Heir
The Colnago Nuovo Mexico is the last in the line of iconic bikes from Colnago in 70s and 80s. It was released in 1982, and had several more minor differences when compared to the previous model. The bike was built with Columbus SL tubes, but the tubes had distinctive crimps on the sides of the top and down tubes.
The Colnago Nuovo Mexico became a legend in 1982, when Giuseppe Saronni won the World Championship in Goodwood. The typical red colour of the Nuovo Mexico was subsequently named "Saronni red".
The bike has kept the distinctive look that so many enthusiasts around the globe fell in love with. It really is a true classic of the cycling world. The version below is equipped with a Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset from 1983.
One of the most iconic bikes which left the famous factory in Cavenago (Milan, Italy), the Colnago Mexico was produced to celebrate the 1972 Eddy Merckx world hour record. The Colnago Mexico was slightly different from the Colnago Super - built with even thinner Columbus tubes - but shared with that glorious bike the aggressive racing geometry: short, light and very stiff! The next step in its evolution became the Colnago Nuovo Mexico first released in 1982 and continued in the year 1983 with minor differences. It was built with profiled Columbus SL tubes which had distinctive crimps on the sides of the top and down tube. In the following years the evolution went even further and the downtube got two extra crimps.
This Colnago Mexico is one the post 1983 versions which have been built for a very short time.
A highly collectible Campagnolo 50th anniversary groupset, makes this bike a true gem of classic mid 1980s cycling.
A bike like that is mouthwatering
Seat Tube Height (c-c): 57 cm
Top Tube Length (c-c): 56 cm