Columbus Continuum: Flessibili Splendori

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Dear friends,
we are very proud to invite to the opening of ‘Flessibili Splendori. Columbus and the tubular furniture.’, the first exhibition of ‘Columbus continuum: 100 years of a steel manufactory in Milan’, a series of shows and activities displaying one hundred years of Columbus, an Italian metallurgical company specialized in the production and processing of metal tubing in its various applications. In order to narrate the many stories composing this unique entrepreneurial scenario, related to the founder himself and the son Antonio Colombo, four exhibitions have been planned, to set and show the company from four different perspectives and industries.

This first exhibition narrates about the exceptional production season of rationalist metal tubular furniture created by the company A. L. Colombo, during the 1930s and 1940s. All the exhibitions will take place at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea gallery, a 20-years-point of reference in Milan for contemporary figurative art. The exhibition will be open to public from September 26th to October 26Th 2019.

For further information you can download the press release here.

Flessibili Splendori. Columbus and the tubular furniture
Wednesday 25th September
from 6.30 pm to 9 pm
Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea
Via Solferino 44, Milan

Columbus Continuum 100 Years Celebrations

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In the second half of the year Columbus (1919 – 2019) is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a series of exhibitions in order to narrate the many stories composing this unique entrepreneurial scenario.

The four exhibitions, reunited under the name Columbus continuum. 100 years of a steel manufactory in Milan, have been planned to set and show the company from four different perspectives and industries: tubular furniture; steel series for bicycle frames; the great innovation and research content of the company that lead it to collaborate to amazing goals and achievements (from airplanes to cars and riding machines); the constant focus on art and design.

The whole series is hosted in Milan by Antonio Colombo Art Gallery, a landmark in figurative avant-garde for more than 20 years.

Here the exhibitions details:
1. Flessibili splendori: Columbus and the tubular furniture.
September 25th 2019 – October 26th 2019

2. Anima d’acciaio: Columbus and the bicycle design
November 7th 2019 – December 5th 2019

3. Dentro il tubo: Columbus and technological innovation in special tubing production
January 16th 2020 – February 15th 2020

4. Traguardo volante: Columbus and Cinelli, crossing the line between art and bicycle
February 27 2020 – March 28th 2020

We wish you all the best for these summer holidays!
Our offices will be closed from August 5th to 23rd

Columbus Team

Columbus steel back at the Tour!

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Columbus & Merckx riding Pro-Tour steel!

This Sunday in Paris the grand-finish of the Tour de France will host
a historical event in the event.

For the very first time ever a modern-steel bike will race on the avenues of the Champs-Élysées, thanks to the special synergy between Columbus and Eddy Merckx.

Inspired by the great “Cannibale” the Belgian brand now supporting the AG2R Team, managed to have its rider Oliver Naesen, #37, riding on its very new “Corsa” model, completely made with Columbus steel.

This special frame is made out of a finely tuned selection of Spirit HSS and XCr (stainless) steel-tubes, which represent the most cutting-edge performing specifications, made in Italy for the hi-end tailor made framesets of new-generation.

Adding further pathos and glory, this unique synergy is taking place in the year of the 100 anniversary of Columbus brand and of the iconic Yellow Jersey too!

See you on Sunday at the finish line!

Columbus Team

Columbus CENTO Limited Tubeset!

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Dear Friend
We’re happy to provide you the final catalogue and details, related to the all-new Columbus CENTO limited-edition tubing set!

This celebrative set pays a special tribute to the origins of the company, providing three length-options for an improved lightness,
plus prestigious parts, details and finishing, all matched with the most updated materials and technologies.

According to its limited-edition nature, to celebrate the 100 years anniversary, CENTO orders will be only accepted from today until December 31th 2019.

CENTO is provided only as a complete-set, including all the main-tubes, the rear stays, the BB, the steerer, plus some special fittings and metal parts.

To better optimize the lightness and the performances of the frame, framebuilders will have the possibility to select the length and reinforces of CENTO: Top-Tube, Down-Tube, Seat-Stays (3 sizes available: A – B – C).

The entire Columbus Team is very excited about this special launch,
and we thank you very much for your support on this unique project!

For more technical details, you can consult here the complete Columbus CENTO catalogue.

All bests from Milan
Columbus Team

Happy Easter!

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Dear Friend
Columbus Team would like to wish you a good Easter,
nice festive days & great spring-time cycling!

Thank you for the extended trust in our brand.
We’re already looking forward for the road ahead,
eager to share many more new projects and adventures together!

Please note our HQs will be closed from April the 20th to the 27th
for the holiday and annual maintenance.
Our Team will get back to you as soon as possible once back at the office.

Moreover, if you’re planning to visit the upcoming hand-made shows
our Italian Team and local partners will be happy to shake hands!
The upcoming shows Columbus is going to attend are:
_HBSA Australia, Melbourne, April 26th – 28th
_Bespoked UK, Bristol, May 3rd – 5th

See you soon, on the road!
Columbus Team

Columbus and Henry James at NAHBS

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Dear Friend,

As previously announced, Henry James Bicycles from Portland, Oregon, is one of the leading suppliers of precision investment cast bicycle parts, frame buildings equipment and materials for the bicycle framebuilders: Columbus is honored to announce the beginning, within the end of April, of its brand new partnership with the distribution of the prestigious Columbus products. Read More

Columbus & Bespoked Show 2017

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Come visit us!

This Friday the prestigious Bespoked show will open doors in Bristol, at the Brunel’s Old Station, at its seventh edition, showcasing the very-best-of European & Global hand-made bicycle scene, from the 7th to the 9th of April. Read More

Happy Holidays from Columbus!

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Dear Friend
2016 season has been an exciting adventure we’re proud to have shared with you!
Looking forward to work together on many new amazing projects Columbus Team is glad to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy cycling holidays! Read More