Weeeird

Suffice it to say, we’ve never seen anything like it.

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COLNAGO OVAL CX GENTLEMAN

For sale a super rare Colnago Oval CX Gentleman, size 53 seat tube x 53 top tube center to center. No rust and No dents. The frame was built by Colnago in 1983 in a small number of pieces. It is much rarer than the normal Oval CX. It uses the same Aerodinamic Columbus Oval CX tubes but different lugs and fork. The Bike is completely original as sold by Colnago so there isn’t a complete groupset but many pieces from different brands as Colnago thinked at that time (you can find another one here: http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/colnago-oval-cx-turing-10435). All the components are in good working conditions and fully operational
(check the listing pictures).

A sensational piece for real Colnago’s collectors!!

Description:

Frame:

– Colnago Oval CX size 53 seat tube x 53 top tube center to center, Columbus Oval CX steel tubing

Groupset and components:

– Campagnolo 6 speed Rear derailleur
– Gipiemme front derailleur
– Gipiemme Bottom Bracket (Italian thread) 36X24T
– Modolo Sporting Brake Levers
– Campagnolo Shifters
– Modolo Sporting Brake calipers
– Gipiemme Crankset (170 mm arms)
– Gipiemme Headset 1″
– Gipiemme Azzurro and IMB hubs
– Rino seatpost
– Ambrosio Montreal tubular rims
– 3ttt Stem Colnago pantographed
– 3ttt sporting handlebar
– San Marco Rolls saddle

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Colnago-Oval-CX-Gentleman-Columbus-Steel-tubes-Campagnolo-size-53-Classic-Eroica-/301773779949

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2 thoughts on “Weeeird

  1. There is something inherently wrong about the two conversions above. Adding a set of fenders and some swept back bars won’t instantly take a race bike and make it into a comfortable, urban upright.. The reach for the gears is on the downtube which doesn’t translate when you are upright (super long reach down). Having a derailleur on the front with a chaingaurd also is an oddity. Overall, these are very bizarre machines.

    Also, and I hope someone can prove me wrong here, but are those eyelets on the front/rear, where the fenders are attached, stock secure points? Something tells me they are not. So, drilled and tapped by hand? Brazed on as an aftermarket? I wish I could tell but the pictures don’t zoom in on this.

    Although, on the plus side, I really do like those Modolo Sporting brake levers.

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    • I was withholding judgment, but I basically agree that this is attempting to shoehorn a square peg into a round hole. After all, just how effective are those “Aerodinamic Columbus Oval CX tubes” going to be with the upright handlebars? I don’t hate the bike – I find myself having a hard time peeling my eyes away from the matching chainguard, in particular – but it’s one heck of an oddity for sure.

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