2017 COLNAGO ARABESQUE POTENZA – 56cm – SALE PRICE £3,950

Actual custom build may differ from bike shown

 
 

Steel tubes and lugs arabesque, this frame is a masterpiece of workmanship. 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 steel alloy made a jewel of inestimable value. Only Colnago still has the ability to produce it. This is the real made in Italy!

This much loved frameset with sumptuous chrome debuted 30 years ago and even a pro wanted to ride it. Then, last year, they found a box of lugs in the Colnago Headquater from this gone by era. So they decide to bring it back! 
The original Arabesque got round steel tubes. Now the Arabesque has the same star-shaped tube set on the current Master, which were custom-drawn DT15V steel tubes and also has the Prescia straight-blade chrome-plated fork with threadless steerer tube. The Arabesque features an Italian-threaded 70 mm bottom bracket, a 27.2 mm seat tube, front braze on derailleur hanger, downtube shifter bosses, and chrome-plated horizontal dropouts with micro-adjusters. 
The geometry is designed to take maximum advantage of steel’s best riding qualities. The top tube is parallel to the ground and is part of what many used to term a “square” frameset, where the seat tube and top tube are nearly the same length. The seat tube angle is sufficiently aggressive and most people will need a seatpost with setback.

 

Colnago Arabesque review:

http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/previews/how-box-old-lugs-reviving-colnagos-arabesque

Frame Technical Specifications:

  • Frame: Columbus Spirit super oversize triple-butted steel tubes
  • Fork: Columbus FEL 1-1/8” to 1-1/2” Carbon Monocoque
  • Headset: Columbus Compass Carbon 1-1/8” to 1-1/2” (included)
  • Bottom Bracket: Press Fit 86.5mm x 41mm
  • Front Derailleur: Clamp, 31.7mm (included)
  • Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
  • Cable Routing: External
  • Seatclamp: Integrated
  • Tyre Clearance: Max 700x25
  • Frame Weight: 1800g
  • Fork Weight: 350g


Custom Build Specification:

  • Colnago Arabesque 56cm Frameset in Light Blue (RALB)
  • Campagnolo Potenza Sil 11X Short Cage Rear
  • Campagnolo Potenza Sil 11X B/O Front Mech
  • Campagnolo Potenza Sil P-S 11X Ergos
  • Campagnolo Potenza Dual Pivot Sil Brakes
  • Campagnolo 11 Cassette 11-25
  • Campagnolo 11 Chain 114L
  • Campagnolo Potenza Sil P-T 11X 170 39-53
  • Campagnolo Power-Torque Italian Cups
  • Campagnolo Ultra/Power-Shift Cableset White
  • Campagnolo Record H/Set 1 Threaded
  • Deda Speciale Bars 26 Silver 42
  • Deda RS 01 Seatpost Silver 27.2mm
  • Cinelli Volare White Saddle
  • Cinelli Quill Stem 26.0 100mm
  • Cinelli Milano Bar End Plugs Blue Pair
  • Velox Soft Grip Cork White
  • Vittoria Corsa Folding G+700x25c Blk/Para
  • Ambrosia Excellence Wheels with Zenith Hubs
  • Zefal Vintage Bottle Cage Silver/Brown Leather