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Olmo - help ID

Old 02-02-14, 06:25 PM
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Olmo - help ID

Always wanted bike with only RD (1 shifter from factory) and what do you know - looks to be my size, with cool details like outlined lugs, chain cover, original fenders, etc.
I am waiting for seller to answer couple of my questions. He is asking 150 - I can certainly pay that if bike checks out but wondering which model of Olmo is it and what would be fair offer for it as pictured (not even sure if he has original brakes)






And does the fork looks bent or is it just a bad angle?
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Somewhat iffy lesser frame basically a cheap 5speed for the most part and not even complete $50 is all I would offer on this one.
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Old 02-02-14, 06:58 PM
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Thank you guys - I was thinking around $30-50 and it looks like fork is really bent. I also think something is wrong with seat tube but can't quite put my finger on it.
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Well I'm figuring I could get almost $50 for the pedals and scewers on Ebay.
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Well I'm figuring I could get almost $50 for the pedals and scewers on Ebay.
I was thinking of buying it for myself - don't know why I need it but I just like the way it looks.
Btw, since I got some attention - is there a particular term or name for bikes like that (ie single shifter with 1x drivetrain)?
I really liked this Cinelli - https://www.ebay.com/itm/161207204588...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT but it was sold for way over my budget
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1 x 3/5 speed Eurpean bikes are often reffered to as utility or Dutch bikes. For the most part they weren't inported sold in the US.
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1 x 3/5 speed Eurpean bikes are often reffered to as utility or Dutch bikes. For the most part they weren't inported sold in the US.
Got it - thank you. I just like the simplicity of 1XX drivetrain. Last year there was nice Bianchi listed with 1XX drivetrain, seller kept on calling it touring bike and wanted they too much money so I passed. Now couple of days ago I spotted Cinelli (ebay link above) and started looking again.
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Found small pic of above mentioned Bianchi - seller was asking 425
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Olmo - help ID

Heck whats $150 really. A few days worth of groceries? I'd go for the Olmo. You probably wont see one like it again. Most oddball bikes I buy have bent forks. So you bend them back. No big deal. Buy it, enjoy it.
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The Schwinn Varsity 5speed sport is basically the best selling bike of all time and its a 5speed utility bike.
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Heck whats $150 really. A few days worth of groceries? I'd go for the Olmo. You probably wont see one like it again. Most oddball bikes I buy have bent forks. So you bend them back. No big deal. Buy it, enjoy it.
$150 can buy a lot of bike this time of year :-) Seller agreed to $125 lowest and I would probably go for it if it was my size. I am up to ~15 bikes at the moment so just looking for something special like Belgian Bertin I got last year (I swear it feels like it was custom made for me). I love old and odd but sometimes and I was excited at first about this Olmo but the more I look at it the less I feel it.

For example - would not mind that puppy for only $45. Yes, it is too big for me but I can ride it right away and probably pay for it by just selling the pump :-) :


Or this - "some surface rust" according to seller . Only $50 though:
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
The Schwinn Varsity 5speed sport is basically the best selling bike of all time and its a 5speed utility bike.
I now know the keyword - "utility" so will be looking to see what is out there :-) I don't even know if I need gears but willing to give it another shot - just because I LOVE friction shifting and 1XX drivetrains look nice and simple.
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