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    Tell me about this OLMO frame??

    Hey everyone, new here and trying to get an idea about this frame for sale.

    I really have no idea about Olmo's other than they made some great bikes, and some lower end ones. I want to go look at this one as I have a full Super record group waiting to find a frame that fits me, and it looks like this one might be just right. Before I go and look at it though, I want to be prepared. Any ideas on the year or model this might have been? How would I be able to tell what tubing and quality level it is? Lastly, he's asking $300 for it (this is in Vancouver BC, where high bike prices thrive). Worth it a bit? Not at all?

    Any little bit of info is much appreciated!
    Thanks in advance

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    Vancouver? Decent price and just about any Olmo frame is worth $300, and more, in my opinion.
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    The few I have seen hands on all seem like nice bikes but they just don't have the flash and name recognition of the bigger names.

    Looks nice and clean. What size is it? Will the seller put some wheels under it to check the standover height?

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    Looks like a repaint. If that is the case, check to see how the decals are applied---if they are on top of the clear coat you will run into problems later.

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    It has an RD hanger so it's at least a decent frame. But without knowing tubing or model it's rather unknown and could be anything. I would not pay anywhere near $300 without more info.

    +1 watch out for signs of a repaint.
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    The seller says that the top tube center to center is 55cm, and the seat tube c to c is 57. Seems like the right size for me. My masi is 55 and 55 on both those measurements and is slightly small. I emailed him and haven't heard back yet but am going to try to see it soon. How can I tell if it's a repaint? Should it have had a model on it somewhere?

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    I guess my real question is do you think this is Italian built? Or did olmo build Japanese frames too?

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    Wrk101. Does this one look like your low end frame?

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    Does it have Campagnolo dropouts? Either a 27.2 or 27.0 seat post size? If so, it's a decent model. I'd pay $300 for original paint, but not a repaint....
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    +1, I'd be cautious too. The embossing should place it 1980s but by that era dropout eyelets were very rare on even mid-range models. This could be a lower end Columbus tubeset like Aelle or Zeta or even something lower. I don't know if Olmo contracted frames to Japan or elswhere but given the era, I wouldn't rule it out. As suggested check the dropouts and post size. Also, check inside the bottom of the fork's steerer tube for the spiral ridges that were found on Columbus' SL and better tubesets. In Vancouver, I wouldn't pay $300, unless it is at least SL.

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    Apparently it is zeta tubing, and a 27 seatpost. I don't think I'm going to bother looking at it, sounds like I could find a cooler frame if I'm patient. Thanks for the info!!

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    I think that might be the right decision on the Olmo. It seems like an OK bike, likely repaint, seller has been trying to get rid of it a LONG time. Overpriced, I think.

    If you drive, or fancy a train ride and a weekend away, it might be worth looking at what pops up in Seattle, where framesets come up more often and often MUCH better priced (if you look at it as a weekend away, it costs nothing extra to pick up a frame; customs limits just went up, tax/duty shouldn't be a problem).

    And looking elsewhere, shipped to you (~$50 shipping on a frameset from USA, plus you'll get dinged ~15% on taxes). It's nice to find a local deal, but cost/benefit in searching is definitely an issue if you're looking for f/f only...

    Speaking as someone who found one frame/fork for which I overpaid handsomely and one that I think was priced fairly in about a year of devoted looking, been disappointed by wrong sizes, sketchy sellers, etc., I wouldn't extend too much hope in Vancouver classifieds yielding something 'just right' for your Super Record group. That said, it might be worth posting a 'Want to Buy' on craigslist: that's how I found my Proctor, the only reasonable deal on a frameset in my size I pulled in locally over ~365 days. Had a few other interesting bites.

    In that size range, it might also be worth stopping in at Jett Grrll cycles near the Georgia St Viaduct...Tracy has some nice used Italians, sometimes (though I expect she doesn't sell them cheap).

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    10464384_10152393693553634_5750134047325667451_n.jpgI just came across this bike for sale in Bangalore, India. The lady selling it has no imformation as it was used by her some. Any idea what model it is and how much is it worth?

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    Looks like a mid-range bike, watch out for that front shifter lever, there is supposed to be a stop that keeps it from going that far. either its mis-assemboled or broken. No idea on value in India.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
    Looks like a mid-range bike, watch out for that front shifter lever, there is supposed to be a stop that keeps it from going that far. either its mis-assemboled or broken. No idea on value in India.
    Thanks. Managed to get some info. It has a Shimano 600 group and some Japanese wheels. Sorry I wasn't clear but was not asking the value in India as there are very few of these old bikes here. Just wanted to know the approx price in the US or Europe. The seller is asking for INR 20,000 (Approx US$ 329/- or EUR 254/-).

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    Did a bit a research and found the following models from Olmo along with the groupsets they came with. I don’t see any Shimano equipped bike. Could the groupset have been changed or am I missing something. Which model does the bike in the snap resemble?
    Competetion “C” Titanio – Campagnolo Super Record
    Competetion “HF” Telaio Corsa – Campagnolo Record
    Competetion “C” Special – Campagnolo Nuovo Record
    Competetion “C” – Campagnolo Nuovo Record
    Competetion “A” – Campagnolo Nuovo Record
    Olimpic “C” - Campagnolo Nuovo Record
    Olimpic “A” - Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport 10 speed
    Gentleman - Campagnolo or Huret 10 speed
    Super Gentleman “Z” - Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport
    Gentleman “Z” - Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport
    Grand Prix “C” - Huret or Campagnolo Valentino 10 speed
    Nuovo Sprint - Galli Sport
    Nuovo Super Sprint - Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport
    Professionista (Team Replica Bike) - Campagnolo Super Record

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    There simply isn't enough detail in the pic to tell anything about the bike. Also bike likes this were also sold as a frame only and the buyer could build it however he wanted. Unfortunately unless the frame is SLX and you can somehow see the reinforcing bands in the ends of the seat and down tube there is no way to tell the quality of the tubing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    There simply isn't enough detail in the pic to tell anything about the bike. Also bike likes this were also sold as a frame only and the buyer could build it however he wanted. Unfortunately unless the frame is SLX and you can somehow see the reinforcing bands in the ends of the seat and down tube there is no way to tell the quality of the tubing.
    I've asked the seller to send some more detailed pictures. Lets see when she replies.

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