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Colnago Arabesque Frameset

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  • $3,650.00
  • Regular price $4,780.00


Colnago Arabesque Frameset

Even today, about thirty years since it was introduced for the first time, it is a symbol of style and design. The star shaped tubes of the legendary Master together with the special Arabesque lug work and make this a jewel of inestimable value. The new Arabesque frame is compatible with modern groupsets or traditional gruppos that feature downtube shifters for those chasing the authentic look. This is the real deal, made in Italy!

30 years after the debut of the Colnago Arabesque it has come back to life after a box of lugs was found hidden in the basement of Ernesto Colnago's home in Italy, a more romantic and fitting story can hardly be told. To be the owner of such a bike will without doubt bring pure enjoyment.

Using the same traditional methods to braze and paint the Arabesq make it not only a classic but the king of all classic steel bikes.

Limited quantities are available, contact us for more info. Unlike the original round-tube Arabesque models, this new run will use the Colnago Master’s star-shaped tube set, marrying the signature details of both frames. This move also prevents any mistaking the new version model with frames built in the 1980s, which will probably be a relief to collectors of the original Arabesque. Depending on a number of factors Colnago estimate they will build between 400 and 600 units for worldwide distribution.

Also possible are a variety of Neo-Retro custom builds for this frame. Classic silver alloy Campagnolo Potenza comes to mind or perhaps a Campagnolo Chorus groupset would not seem out of place.

Sizes: 49 to 65 in 1cm increments

Colours: 
RADK metallic black
RALB metallic light blue
RARD metallic red
RAWH metallic white

Contact us at La Bicicletta Toronto to discuss your options for a custom build with this frameset.