Colnago Oval CX Aero Road Bicycle 1980s

Colnago Oval CX Aero Road Bicycle 1980s

Columbus Air tubing. Special lugs. Campagnolo Super Record. Pantographs.

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ID 21305
Marke Colnago
Size 59 cm i
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Before computer modeling bicycles and wind tunnel tests in an excellently engineered lab, the concept of aerodynamics in cycling mainly consisted of getting in the drops and turning your cap backwards. Riders relied on the feel of the breeze and their marginal gain was shaving their legs.
Colnago however knew bicycle design was about to change forever when they partnered with Columbus to utilize a radical new tubing that beacame known as Oval CX.

Due to its labor intensive nature, and the need to develop precision machinery to accommodate not only the tubes, but also the lugs to join them, bikes built utilising these oval tubes were exceedingly rare in the early 1980s. In fact, Columbus gave only one master frame builder, Vanni Pettenella, the chance to build these bikes for Colnago spanning from 1983 to 1985.

Known for pushing the limits of current technology from their beginning, Colnago knew they had a different kind of bike and didn’t stop at the tube shape.

Though the science of measuring aerodynamics was still new to the bicycle industry, it didn’t stop Colnago from experimenting with frame features that are now common in any manufacturers “aero” lineup. The reverse-seating of the brake calipers was an example of this forward thinking attitude, pun intended.
Additionally, the down tube shifters were moved in closer together and cables were routed internally, to save that extra watt or two.

The impressive condition of this bike indicates the previous owner knew it was something special.
It has been completely serviced and is set up nicely with a speed hungry Campagnolo Super Record groupset, which has been completed by the lightweight Modolo Kronos resin shifting levers. Some of the parts have also been pantographed by Colnago - a fine finishing touch for a very special bicycle.

Not only is this a bike for historians and collectors of beautiful racing machines, but it’s also more than fit to be taken off the wall and give you a feeling of the wind on your face.

Condition Used
The bike is in very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork has been refurbished. All parts have been thoroughly checked and are working fine.

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Storage BMB 02-24
Marke Colnago
Product Name Colnago Oval CX Aero Road Bicycle 1980s
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
On Auction No
Frame & Fork Colnago Oval CX - Columbus Air Oval CX
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters Campagnolo Record
Brakes Campagnolo Record
Brake Levers Campagnolo Super Record
Headset Campagnolo Super Record
Crankset Campagnolo Super Record; 170 mm; 52/41
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record
Seat Post Colnago Oval CX Pantographed
Hubs Campagnolo Record; 6-speed; 23/13 ratio
Rims Ambrosio Super Professional Colnago; 700C tubulars
Tires Vittoria Rally 622/23 tubulars NEW
Stem 3ttt; 10 cm; Colnago pantographed
Stem Bar 3ttt Superleggero; 40 cm
Seat Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa blue suede leather
Chain YBN hard plated NEW
Handlebar Tape Benotto Cello NOS

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Size 59 cm
Seat Tube 59 cm
Top Tube 57 cm
Head Tube 16 cm
Standover 83 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 87 cm - 90 cm