Colnago Pista

Colnago Carbitubo Pista, ca.1988. With a construction very similar to French manufacturer Alan, which championed carbon tubes bonded in aluminium lugs, the Carbitubo boasted Ferrari carbon fibre and a production run so limited that even Ernesto couldn’t remember it. ‘I talked to Colnago about this bike. I wanted to know how old it is; what was behind it. He said, “What, a carbon twin-tube pista? We made that? I have never heard about it!” Then three weeks later I got this very old guy from Colnago on the phone and he said, “Yes, I can remember making that, I think maybe only five or six pieces.” It’s a funny bike.

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