Colnago Oval CX Rare Road Bike 1980s

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Colnago Oval CX Rare Road Bike 1980s

Columbus Air tubing. Special lugs. Campagnolo Super Record. Pantographs. Retinato paint.
€4,999.00 *
Excl. shipping fee. According § 25a USTG VAT not displayed.
  • Manufacturer: Colnago
  • Size: 57 cm
  • Description:

    Before computer modeling and wind tunnel tests in a sterilized lab, the concept of aerodynamics 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 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 using these Oval tubes were exceedingly rare in the mid 1980s. In fact, Columbus allowed 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 rear brake caliper 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 owners knew it was something special. The original paintwork and decals truly honour this rare and beautiful frame.

    It has been completely serviced and is set up nicely with a speed hungry Campagnolo Super Record groupset.


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

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  • Condition: Used. The bike is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original. Few small touch-ups or scratches. All parts have been thoroughly checked and are working fine.
  • Era: 1980s
  • Storage: BMO
Frame & Fork Colnago Oval CX - Columbus Oval-CX steel tubes
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record
Headset Campagnolo Super Record
Crankset Campagnolo Super Record; 175mm 53/43 ratio; Colnago pantographed chainring
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record
Stem 3ttt; 100mm; Colnago pantographed
Stem Bar 3ttt Colnago; 410mm
Shifters Campagnolo Record; customized
Brakes Campagnolo Super Record
Brake Levers Campagnolo Nuovo Record; pantographed
Hubs Campagnolo Record; 6-speed; 23/14 ratio
Rims NISI Mixer; 700C clinchers
Tires Michelin Dynamic; 622/23 clinchers
Seat Post Colnago Oval CX
Seat Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa, new
Chain YBN classic; new
Handlebar Tape original plastic ribbon
Pedals not included
  • Seat Tube (c-t): 57 cm
  • Top Tube (c-c): 56 cm
  • Head Tube: 14.5 cm
  • Standover: 82 cm
Size of a classic bicycle
GermanyDHL Economy (2-3 days) €45
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