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COLNAGO Oval CX, Campagnolo 50th Anniversary 53.5cm (1982) – SOLD


Ernesto Colnago was born on February 9, 1932 in Cambiago, near Milan, Italy. At age 13 he entered in world of two wheels and immediately he fall in love with bikes and cycling. In 1952 he founded Colnago and started to work as mechanic for several professional teams. Colnago’s bikes still have a domination of the world’s cycling sports because Ernesto was always an innovator and pioneer of new technologies which supposedly provide more efficency or comfort.

In the early 1980’s Colnago collaborated with Columbus to develop a new oval shaped tube that was designed to decrease aerodynamic drag and enhance overall frame stiffness. Their new project was named – Colnago Oval CX. Whilst this frame incorporated futuristic aero design, the Colnago Oval CX bicycle was  made in only in available for a few years, making this model a collector’s item.

Aerodynamic oval shaped tubes and special lugs were created to streamline this frame, however this frame featured several other design changes in the pursuit of aero gains:

– shift levers mounted on top of the down tube.

– shift cables are routed inside the down tube.

– rear brake cable is routed inside top tube (Più style).

– CX fork has flat side profile to reduce frontal drag.

– Rear brake reverse mounted (inside the rear triangle).


Proudly presenting one of the most beautiful and exclusive bikes that ever left Colnago’s factory – 1982 Colnago Oval CX. Superb frameset is made of crimped Aero Columbus SL tubing, shinning in outstanding paintjob, completelly built with Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset, 3ttt Colnago cockpit, San Marco Concor saddle with Ernesto Colnago signature, Campagnolo 50th freeewheel and Regina Record Oro chain. No much worda needed.

A real jewel! For all Colnago enthusiasts.



Frame & Fork: Colnago Oval CX


-seat tube (c-t): 53.5 cm

-top tube (c-c):  53 cm

-headset tube: 11cm

-standover: 81 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo 50th Ann (53/42)

Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Shifters: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Brake Levers: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Brakes: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Hubs: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Rims: Mavic GP4

Headset: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Seatpost: Campagnolo for Oval Cx  (20mm)

Saddle: San Marco Concor Ernesto Colnago

Stem: 3ttt, Colnago pantograph (95 mm)

Handlebar: 3ttt Modello Competizione

Freewheel: Campagnolo 50th Ann (6s)

Chain: Regina Record Oro

Pedals: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Toe cages: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Leather straps: Campagnolo 50th Ann

Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)

Handlebar tape: Benotto yellow (original)



Condition: Excellent / mint condition. Used as showroom bike. Ridden a few times. Groupset and components are in great condition and works fine.

Year: 1981-82

Weight: 9.2 kg

Price: SOLD (July 2020)