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1932Ernesto Colnago is born.
1945Ernesto Gets first welding apprenticeship.
1947Ernesto wins first bike race the “Mamma Isolina Caldirola”.
1951Ernesto Crashes at the finish line of the Milano-Busseto and breaks leg.
1952Ernesto opens first shop.
1954Ernesto moves to a larger shop having outgrown the first and puts his name on a bicycle for the first time.
1955Ernesto works as a mechanic for the first time at the Giro d’Italia.
1956Ernesto and Vincenzia are married.
1957Paolo, Ernesto’s younger brother starts helping in the workshop.
1959Anna is born to an ectatic Ernesto and Vincenzia. Ernesto makes frames for Gianni Motta and Tom Simpson.
1964Gianni Motta wins a stage of the Giro d’Italia.
1970The Ace of Clubs becomes Colnago’s logo after Michele Dancelli wins Milan San Remo.
1972Colnago makes the most unique steel bike ever built— then Eddy Merckx sets the Hour record on it.
1983Colnago starts crimping tubes and realizes that it is a very effective way of getting performance benefits.
1985Colnago collaborates with Ferrari and the first ever carbon fiber bicycle is created.
1987The straight leg fork is first produced giving better than ever handling and comfort.
1989The C35 is released with a dramatic monocoque frame.
1991The Carbitubo double down tube carbon bike is released. 1994 The legendary C40 is released and wins its first race— the Paris Roubaix.
2000The CF1 Ferrari celebration bike is released.
2003After 10 years of success, the C40 is released as C50 to celebrate 50 years of business.
2006The light weight climbing bike, the Extreme C is released after much success in grand tours.
2007The aggressive EXtreme Power and CLX are released.
February 9, 2007

Ernesto Colnago turns 75 and is just beginning to design and develop the bicycles he has dreamed of.

- Bicycle Emporium


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Let's hope we are able to invite Mr. Colnago here again!


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