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Choose Bicycle Emporium for your Bike Service needs as our Mechanics are highly experienced and Certified in maintaining your high end gear all the way down to your kid’s bikes.

What Our Customers Are Saying

“Whether you’re a hard-core roadie or mtber…or if you can’t tell a derailleur from a handlebar…you’ll be treated right at Bicycle Emporium…they try hard to treat every customer with respect!”

—John C

Italy tours with B.E and Your Cycling Italia.

August 20, 2019

Join us May 2020 in Italy!   We’re at it again, planning our 31st trip to Italy to cycle in the Veneto region. B.E. and Your Cycling Italia offer great trips to Italy cycling some of the best riding on  planet earth. You’ll eat, drink, and stay in some of the most beautiful places you’ll ever […]

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Colnago History

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

Certifications

Choose Bicycle Emporium for your Bike Service needs as our Mechanics are highly experienced and Certified in maintaining your high end gear all the way down to your kid’s bikes.

What Our Customers Are Saying

“Hey Bill – Just want to tell you how much I LOVE my C59 Di2 that you got for me….to say it’s changed my life would be an understatement…We had a Gila Monster Fun Ride thru’ the mountains last week and my bike passed everyone on the worst 3 mile climb whether I wanted her to or not!!! So I saw this frame on line and wondered if you can get it in a 50s….matte black with neon metallic green – I want to take my Di2 components off my Cervelo RS and sell that frame cause I don’t think I’ll ever ride anything but a C59 again…thanks so much for your help in taking my riding to the next level….you were great!!!!”

—Janey Katz

Italy tours with B.E and Your Cycling Italia.

Join us May 2020 in Italy!   We’re at it again, planning our 31st trip to Italy to cycle in the Veneto region. B.E. and Your Cycling Italia offer great trips to Italy cycling some of the best riding on  planet earth. You’ll eat, drink, and stay in some of the most beautiful places you’ll ever […]

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