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93 Colnago Oval CX

Old 01-01-18, 06:16 PM
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83 Colnago Oval CX

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I have an opportunity to buy a 1983 Colnago Oval CX in overall average/used condition. There is a little surface rust on the top tube with original paint. Parts are Campy super record. Asking price is $1600. Seems high to me, but there does seem to be a following. What do you think?? Thanks

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I have an Oval CX. I don't have much to add. Study those on eBay. They are generally valued by vintage Colnago lovers. Something interesting to see. The seatpost is 20mm in diameter (and I believe a special version of the Campy Super Record post). Stand in front of the bike and look over the bars and down at the bike. The profile of the bike follows that 20mm width throughout! This was I guess Colnago's offering when everyone was experimenting with "aero" in the early 80's.

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I think that's a fair price. The Oval CX is one of the more collectible Colnagos. I'm sure you could always get your money back if/when it comes time to sell it.
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Looks like it has some rusting issues under the top tube near the head tube. While CXs are like Arabesques in that the relative rarity adds to their desirability, condition is still a factor. Worn rims, inaccurate brake lever hoods and the aforementioned rust means (to me) top dollar is tough to get. You might want to get a closer look, see what else may be wrong - as well as see if the rust is all that significant.

I personally don't see a $1600 bike there. More like $1200, always assuming what I can see in the pics is the worst of it.

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I had the same feeling. I offered $1,300 but he didn't budge. If it wasn't for the bit of rust and worn/ incorrect parts, I probably would have pulled the trigger. But I know I would end up sinking some coin in this bike. We'll see...
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The quirks is what I was drawn to. I really dig rare bikes and this popped up...if it was only a little cheaper given the surface rust/ paint issues.
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