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    I'v got my eye on a vintage Olmo frame...

    Chanced upon a early 80's 56cm Olmo track frame, gorgeous lugged blue columbus tubes. The only thing is the beast takes a 26" front wheel (which UCI banned in the early 90's, I think), and has a forward sloping top tube. Anyone with experience on these? Are they ***** to ride on the street?
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    i've got a pursuit bike (650c front wheel). it's fun as hell to ride on the street! i think there are a couple other folks on here who have them too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikkhu
    which UCI banned in the early 90's
    What's UCI?
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    UniCycles International. thats why they banned front wheels.

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    I don't have an Olmo but do own 2 sloping top tube bikes. A KHS Aero track bike that I added brakes to which still uses 700c front and rear and a vintage Battaglin TT bike wth a 650c front and 700c rear, 10 speeds, full Campy Nuevo Groupo.
    Both are fun to ride.........but, the low bar position puts a strain on shoulders for extended riding. I am building up a road bike now with a little more sensible geometry(but it won't look as cool).
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTinSloth
    i've got a pursuit bike (650c front wheel). it's fun as hell to ride on the street! i think there are a couple other folks on here who have them too...
    cool. I'll build it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by sohi
    UniCycles International. thats why they banned front wheels.
    hilarious and deserved
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    UniCycles International. thats why they banned front wheels.
    yeah i gotta say i laughed out loud to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sohi
    UniCycles International. thats why they banned front wheels.
    coffee through nose... hurts...
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    Right, got the frame plus some Fir tube wheels laced to campy record high flanges, a neat 'olmo' seatpost and ugly as feck Turbo saddle. Building to commence...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikkhu
    Right, got the frame plus some Fir tube wheels laced to campy record high flanges, a neat 'olmo' seatpost and ugly as feck Turbo saddle. Building to commence...
    niiiiiiiice.

    i put 2" risers on my bike, depending on your lower back's tolerance for being in a lower riding position, you might want to do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikkhu
    coffee through nose... hurts...
    You've got it easy. I was drinking sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTinSloth
    niiiiiiiice.

    i put 2" risers on my bike, depending on your lower back's tolerance for being in a lower riding position, you might want to do the same.

    I'll put in a Look Ergostem and bullhorns. I quite like a 'painful' stretch position and as this is gonna be my weekend showoff fixie I don't have to worry about having 30lbs of packets on my back, so I guess it will be just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sohi
    UniCycles International. thats why they banned front wheels.
    Thanks a lot di*ks. My feelings are hurt now. I am going to go cry now.
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

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    And I still don't know what it means.

    After all our time together.

    I can't even get a straight answer out of you.

    I am going to go and ride down to the lake and cry. *weeps*
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

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