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Colnago Oval CX

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Picked up this bike from a small shop in Zurich. The shop had it set up with ridiculous risers, stem, brakes and saddle. Luckily he still had the original parts which I gladly took instead. The bike also came with many extras! Silca pump, new campy shift cables, new bar tape, custom curved shift levers, new campagnolo brake pads, and a couple of other odds and ends.

People who friended this bike vqstaphbeard, per.k, END00291, mobrien, johnfixie, knapprobert, desent, felissilvestris, campystamp, Stelvio, moik, ahuynh, mapleleafs-13, tvdisilvio, teesus

rear brake

Dumb question.... why is the rear brake installed like that??

(just dont say its "its like that", i would like to learn why!)

ioan.bl

Hi joao, to be honest I'm

Hi joao,
to be honest I'm not exactly sure why. I have seen a few other time trial frames which have the brakes mounted on the inside. I think it is to have shorter brake lines or maybe it has something to do with aerodynamics or to have the weight of everything a little more to the center of the bike? If anyone else knows please educate us :)

guessing

...not educating, just guessing myself here:
In real life, it should not matter how you mount the rear brake. You could, however, argue that -taking the direction of the wheelrotation into account- brakepads behind the 'caliper-mountpoint' will work more 'smoothly'. Otherwise the rear caliper brakes 'againt the grain'. The effect might be more visible when you imagine a rim out of true. On TT bikes, however, it might be all about aerodynamics, where rear calipers are mounted below the chainstays close to the BB shell.

i imagined it would be

i imagined it would be something like that! more aero and more "compact" thx guys

ioan.bl

Sorry, did you say

Sorry, did you say risers????

yes, and you should have

yes, and you should have seen the saddle that was on it. Saved this bike from being an embarrassment

Uuuuu...

Really nice!!!

Wow

Don't know if I would ride that or not?? Very cool!!

hahah that's exactly how I

hahah that's exactly how I feel, it sits now in my upstairs workroom.

Oh

And thanks for having good taste when putting it back to it's old glory with period correct parts.

aero

Gorgeous find ! - However, I'd say that a seasoned aero CX frame also needs seasoned aero brake levers (old campy or similar). You also need at least a chain for this - Why not ride it ? Some ideas:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Colnago/Colnago_ovalCX.htm (fellow velospacer ?)
http://www.raydobbins.com/ovalcx/

stunning

stunning

Rear brake housing looks a

Rear brake housing looks a little short/taut.

OMGod what a score!

OMGod what a score!

thanks tracksloth!

thanks tracksloth!



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