The Colnago Oval CX is one of the offsprings of the first big wave of aerodynamic bike-building in the early 1980s. The tubes have been ovalised by Columbus and all cables were internally routed. This model has only been built for a short period of time and thus is pretty rare. But what is even rarer is this model in its 18K-gold plated version. Colnago Oval CX Oro bikes are as scarce as a hen's teeth. You practically never see them. Unless you take a look at our website ;-)
This bike is outfitted with the best groupset of its time, the Campagnolo Super Record. And it is the fully pantographed version collectors are searching for. To fit the color of the frame, the aluminium parts have been gold anodised.
The frame itself is simply stunning. The ovalised tubes with their special lugs are amazing enough without the special surface. The gold plating and red orovelato, the translucent paint, give the bike a dazzling glow.
Since this model is so hard to find, this is your golden opportunity to get hold of one exemplar. And it is a pretty well preserved exemplar on top.
|Frame & Fork||Colnago Oval CX Oro, Columbus Oval CX real gold plated|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo Record; gold anodised|
|Headset||Colnago; gold anodised|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Super Record; Colnago pantographed; gold anodised; 172.5mm; 51/41|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Stem||3ttt; Colnago pantographed; gold anodised; 105mm|
|Stem Bar||3ttt; 40cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Record; Colnago pantographed; gold anodised|
|Brakes||Campagnolo Record; Colnago pantographed; gold anodised|
|Brake Levers||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Rims||Mavic gold anodised 700c tubular|
|Tires||Clement CF2001 tubular tires|
|Seat Post||Colnago Special, gold anodized|
|Seat||Selle San Marco Rolls gold edition|
|Handlebar Tape||Almarc leather cover|
|Pedals||Campagnolo Superleggeri with real-gold plated cages|