Colnago Oval CX c. 1982

The Colnago Oval CX was a limited production bike between 1981-1983 and predates the development and use of aerodynamic features by the US cycling team in the 1984 Olympics. Columbus ovalised tubing was used for its aerodynamic qualities along with internally routed brake and shift cables through the frame. The ovalised tubing also addressed criticisms regarding frame stiffness that had been levelled at Colnago and was the first of a series of production bikes that featured crimped tubing.

Drivetrain and brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3TTT Pantographed "Ernesto Colnago"
Handlebars: Cinelli Giro d'Italia
Seat: Selle Italia Turbo
Seatpost: 20mm pantographed with cloverleaf
Hubs: Campagnolo