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Olmo Nuovo Sprint on CL - What to look for when I see it in Person

Old 09-02-14, 05:35 PM
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Olmo Nuovo Sprint on CL - What to look for when I see it in Person

I've been riding for about a year now and want to switch from an aluminum frame to steel to better handle the street of New York. I'd also like to find an older bike that I can strip down and build back up so I can learn more about bike maintenance. I found what seems to be an Olmo Nuovo Sprint listed on CL. They list it as a Olmo Sprint Ligure, though I'm not sure that's a real model since I didn't get anything back from google when I searched it. From the pictures the frame seems to be in good condition and it looks like it has Galli components. From the research I've done online it sounds like Galli components are decent, this Olmo model is on the lower end but should be ok for my level, and it should be worth between $200 - $400.

Here are the pictures the owner provides:



My questions are:
  • What do you think this bike is worth from my description and the pics?
  • What should I look for when I see it in person? Are there stickers I should be looking for, etc.
  • Anything else you want to recommend or thoughts about Olmo bikes are appreciated
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I've been riding for about a year now and want to switch from an aluminum frame to steel to better handle the street of New York. I'd also like to find an older bike that I can strip down and build back up so I can learn more about bike maintenance. I found what seems to be an Olmo Nuovo Sprint listed on CL. They list it as a Olmo Sprint Ligure, though I'm not sure that's a real model since I didn't get anything back from google when I searched it. From the pictures the frame seems to be in good condition and it looks like it has Galli components. From the research I've done online it sounds like Galli components are decent, this Olmo model is on the lower end but should be ok for my level, and it should be worth between $200 - $400.

Here are the pictures the owner provides:



My questions are:
  • What do you think this bike is worth from my description and the pics? Only if it fits
  • What should I look for when I see it in person? Are there stickers I should be looking for, etc. Hard for a newbie but make sure the frame looks straight looking at from the rear and front. Make sure the fork is inline with the head tube until it the legs strat to sweep forward. make sure the seatpost and stem move freely, take a few allen wrenches along.
  • Anything else you want to recommend or thoughts about Olmo bikes are appreciated The few I worked on all seemed like nice bike
Welcome to the forums. I think price sounds fare but only if it fits. Olmo does not get a lot of respect like some other Italian builders. The Galli stuff is all Campagnolo clone and should function abut the same. Does this have tubular wheels? You know the kind you have to glue on? You may not want to hassle with that on the mean streets of NYC so the cost of replacing the wheels has to be considered.
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