This exquisite Colnago Pista frameset was given a multi-coloured polka paint scheme devised by NYC graffiti legend ‘Futura2000’, as part of a project with fellow artist ‘Stash’. The “Look Ma, No Brakes” collaboration with Colnago was the brainchild of Nadir Olivet of Toronto’s LaCarrera Cycles.

This is No. A222, one of a very limited edition of only eighteen framesets, and the only one built with a threaded fork steerer rather than an Aheadset. Having hung in our store for some years, we decided it was high time to build it into a complete track bike. Which of course posed the question, which component selection best compliments this highly collectable art frameset?

We opted for Campagnolo components, for the most part, and elected to have them refinished in 24 carat gold plate. Even down to the chainring bolts and wheel nuts! Shiny nickel plated Campagnolo rims are laced with black spokes and gold plated nipples to low flange Pista hubs. The black anodised 3ttt stem is pantographed with Ernesto Colnago’s signature in contrasting white. Gold plated 3ttt Pista bars have been further detailed with a stitched black leather wrapping, subtly embellished with Futura’s tag and the Colnago cloverleaf motif by our friend the Bike Styler, a.k.a Toons. He also hand tooled the leather of the Iscaselle saddle with polka dots and Futura200’s highly stylised tag.

Photo by ace Photographer Tino Pohlmann.