[CR]Colnago Oval CX

Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré

From: "Angel M Garcia" <wa2vuy@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <20040603.063708.24484.1863@webmail10.lax.untd.com> <01ab01c45299$3cb90990$0000a398@DXROOM>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 23:04:10 -0400
Subject: [CR]Colnago Oval CX

Well, it rides quite nicely! It's 1 cm smaller than I normally ride but it was close enough. It has some minor differences than the one shown in the bulgier site: http://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/colnago-ovalcx/col2.jpg This one is the same color but the lettering engraved in the lugs is in black rather than yellow; there is no Colnago logo engraved in the seat lug instead the logos are engraved in the seat stays; the seat stays in this one don't "plug" into the seat lug (like shown at http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Colnago/colnago_oval_cx.htm) ...they have a smooth transition to the seat lug. Interestingly, the rear internal top tube routing exit and the Ernesto Colnago signature are on opposite sides than the bike shown on bulgier. The fork has an aero blade design, is beautifully chromed and engraved CX on the side of the fork (in addition to logo on crown). The drive side chain stay is also beautifully chromed and is engraved COLNAGO. Very nice.

The rear brake is installed in front of the seat stays facing the seat tube. Was this part of the aero design philosophy? HH Racing, out of Media, PA, builds bikes with this arrangement today but these two are the only ones I've seen. What's the story with this?

Angel Garcia Long Valley, NJ
>Ride test coming up soon.
> Ciao
> Angel Garcia
> Long Valley, NJ