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anyone have any experience riding a Colnago Ovalmaster?(13 posts)

anyone have any experience riding a Colnago Ovalmaster?yzfrr11
Mar 24, 2002 4:13 PM
I an considering an Ovalmaster. I ride mostly long road rides with occasional crits. I am 180lbs, 6'0" and relativly long legs, and muscular. I would prefer comfort and compliance rather than a very rigid bike. Thanks, Rick
re: anyone have any experience riding a Colnago Ovalmaster?Ayatollah Khomeni
Mar 24, 2002 4:53 PM
I think this will be a very enjoyable bike for you. The geometry isn't one that will stretch you out. Colnagos have relativly short top tubes. The steel will ride nice on long rides. I don't think you will go wrong.
it's actually ti...dingus!(nm)merckx56
Mar 24, 2002 5:04 PM
it's actually ti...dingus!(nm)Ayatollah Khomeni
Mar 24, 2002 6:30 PM
My mistake. I was thinking Master X. Will you ever forgive me?
it's actually ti...dingus!(nm)Ayatollah Khomeni
Mar 24, 2002 6:31 PM
BTW ti has a similar ride property as steel.
drop the handleweiwentg
Mar 24, 2002 8:34 PM
I'm not anti-Muslim at all: in my country, Muslims live side by side with the rest of us. but drop the f&*^ing handle. the real Ayatollah Khomeni was a maniac.
drop the handlejarraa
Mar 24, 2002 9:13 PM
First off, I am not a supporter of having such handles. But as an American Iranian, I think people should know that the guy was not a maniac. It was the people under him tht was corrupt and caused pain and suffering throughout. There is an excelent book out there :

Khomeini : Life of the Ayatollah
by Baqer Moin

Read it and be enlightened. Wake up to reality and the air may not smell alot better, but it will definetly be alot clearer.
In peace and hapiness.

drop the handleRollinFast
Mar 25, 2002 5:36 AM
So this is a vote to keep my handle?
Not this tijtolleson
Mar 25, 2002 7:09 AM
But nice effort to defend your error.

The Ovalmaster is Colnago's stiffest 6/4 oversized tubeset marketed to the large and powerful rider. For a guy requesting vertical compliance and comfort, there are better choices.

And you yourself may want to bow out of the analysis instead of trying to defend yourself without good information.
colnagos dont really have that short of TTs (nm)ColnagoFE
Mar 25, 2002 8:18 AM
Sure they doNessism
Mar 25, 2002 10:29 AM
Colnago's clearly do have short top tubes. They also have steep seat tubes which result in a conventional front center dimension.
Because of Colnagos frame design philosophy, many people need to slam their saddle all the way back on the rails to get the setback they desire. No biggie, but something to consider before spending major cash on a new rig.
People, people,djg
Mar 26, 2002 6:31 AM
can't we all just...

Actually, it depends on the size frame. If you look at the charts you'll see that you're both right. A Colnago "56" measures 55 cm to the top of the seat tube (Colnago measures to the bottom of the seat tube collar), while the top tube is just about 55 cm--not short by most standards, especially considering the seat tube angle. A Colnago "60"--that's another story.
Ovalmasters are supposed to be pretty stiff (nm)ColnagoFE
Mar 25, 2002 8:17 AM