Ernesto's answering to the lightweight ...End of 80s beginning 1990s


rBotM Winner
here another replica of my small collection
the 1992/1993 Ceramiche ARIOSTEA teambike based on a Colnago Carbitubo
the TechSpec of the rebuild of the bike has been inspired by the workhorse of Danish dynamite "Ørnen fra Herning" Bjarne Riis within TdF of 1993

Bjarne Rijs_1993.jpg

and here pics of the replica ...


Project nameAriostea Colnage Carbitubo
Project startApr 16
Project finished
FrameColnago Carbitubo size 56 cm
forkColnago Precisa Aluminum
derailleur eyeColnago
headsetShimano DURA ACE HP-7410
stemItalmanubri Eclypse
handle barITM Super Italia PRO-2, black
bar tapePelten Shape yellow-white
housing and cablesShimano DURA ACE SLR /SIS grey
seat boltorigin Colnago
seat postShimano DURA ACE 7402-B aero
saddleSelle San Marco Regal
brake leversShimano DURA ACE BL-7402 SLR
brake calipersShimano DURA ACE BR-7403
shiftersShimano DURA ACE SL-7402 2x8-speed
bottle cageElite Cuissi INOX
bottle cage bolts
front derailleurShimano DURA ACE FD-7410
cranksetShimano DURA ACE FC-7410
chainringsShimano DURA ACE SG-53/39
bottom bracketShimano DURA ACE BB-7410 36-24F
pedalsShimano DURA ACE PD-7401 LOOK-type
quick releaseShimano DURA ACE
tires tubularsVittoria Corsa EVO SC 23-622
rimsAmbriosio NEMESIS tubular 32 holes "La reine du nord"
hub frontShimano Dura Ace HB-7400 32 holes
hub rearShimano Dura Ace FH -7410 8speed 32 holes
spokesDT SWISS Competition
cassetteShimano DURA ACE HG50
rear derailleurShimano DURA ACE RD-7402 8speed
rhainShimano CN-HG71
cable guide
restoration and re-sprayGuiseppe Beppe Federico
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Gold Trader
Wow, another absolute stunner! I never realised that the bar tape and frame highlight didn't match, the fluo doesn't show in the old photos and I always thought it was just yellow. Looks a bit strange and "not correct", but if that's what they were really like, then authenticity is more important than matching colours!


Gold Trader
Yes it's easier to see in that photo, thanks! Maybe fluo bartape wasn't available at the time? I always liked the jersey when I was a kid, never had one though. Are they standard yellow, or fluo?


Retro Guru
Beautiful bike, congratulations. And another one for the courage to set it up on top of that rock - can't imagine what would be with a dust of wind.... :)


Senior Retro Guru
Great looking machine... would I be right in saying that ALAN lugs and dropouts were used on the Colnago?


rBotM Winner
Yes indeed you are right - ALAN supported Colnage within the development and manufacturing of the Carbitubo - here is the story about


Old School Hero
Great looking bike. The photo is tainted unfortunatly. The Örn fra Herning consumed something other than a popular energy drink to give him wings.