Ernesto Colnago, and more notably the frames which bear his name, have earned an enviable reputation for success at the highest levels of the sport. This has earned the brand many fans, and Adnan Osman is no exception.
Adnan happened upon the bike by sheer coincidence, when a friend purchased a Colnago Master that was a size too small. “My friend bought this frame online, and he found that it was too small for him, so he offered it to me for what he paid for it. I didn’t think twice and bought it on the spot.”
Adnan, who is the executive director for an electrical component wholesaler, has been involved in the electrical industry since age 17. Starting with a vocational high school qualification and working his way up through the ranks, he finally attained success when he seized an opportunity to start an electrical component supply firm with his partner. This then allowed him to indulge his passion for cycling.
Starting with a Giant TCR 3 in 1998, Adnan started collecting a series of bikes that took his fancy, with a current stable of 3 road bikes, 1 touring bike and 2 folding bikes. He recently sold his MTB because, in his words, “I was starting to feel my age.”
The Colnago Master fell into his hands 3 years, when the aforementioned friend sold the frame to him. Starting with the fork and frame, Adnan began a quest to complete the bike with forays into E-bay and asking around with friends and local bike shops. “It took me about 6 months to complete the build,” says Adnan.
Adnan treats the Master as his Sunday ‘show bike’, taking it mainly for short rides with friends and for easy rides. “Compared to my carbon bike, the Master is heavy, it’s hard for me to ride far with it considering my stamina,” says Adnan with a laugh. “For me, cycling is both exercise and a hobby, and I do this for my own enjoyment. I particularly enjoy riding LEKAS, with it’s rolling hills, but it’s not too steep.”
2015 Melaka Century Ride
Number of Bikes Owned
Frame & fork
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