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Old 12-17-18, 09:34 PM
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Any love for OLMOs?

Here's a shot from way back in 1985 climbing some hills. I just got my new SL tubed OLMO with some Campy ,Cinelli, Modolo brakes and Ambrosio wheels. Took this bike with me to Hawaii, Japan and back to Cali. I miss My first Italian Bicycle,wish I still had it.

Lets see those OLMO's

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1960 Olmo Gran Sport

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One of my favored rides 1986.
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Thats some cool lug work on that head tube.
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There a nice (and expensive) Olmo Competition on Colorado craigslist, nice looking bike in excellent condition.
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Show me your Olmo

Perhaps a friendly mod could merge threads?

Don't have, do want. I will enjoy this thread.
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Old 12-18-18, 08:39 AM
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There are pics of my Olmo Competition in the other thread, but let me add a shot of the pantographed cranks and chainrings. This was one of their models where they pantographed just about everything.... cranks, seat post, shift levers, brake levers and calipers, and stem. Very fun.

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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Show me your Olmo

Perhaps a friendly mod could merge threads?

Don't have, do want. I will enjoy this thread.
I agree, Didnt see the other OLMO Thread.
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Frankly, I'd rather own and ride these so called "2nd tier" brand bikes than the "usual" Colnago De Rosa or Cinelli......
Why just want what everybody wants??
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Frankly, I'd rather own and ride these so called "2nd tier" brand bikes than the "usual" Colnago De Rosa or Cinelli......
Why just want what everybody wants??
I wouldn't call any of these bikes 2nd tier. Especially if your comparing them to a colnago.
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Old 12-18-18, 03:54 PM
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I really like that 1960, which has very similar equipment to my Capo of the same era. Half-step gearing, Brooks Pro saddle -- what's not to like?

I am impressed by the condition of your chrome. Chrome is the first thing to degrade where I live.
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
I really like that 1960, which has very similar equipment to my Capo of the same era. Half-step gearing, Brooks Pro saddle -- what's not to like?

I am impressed by the condition of your chrome. Chrome is the first thing to degrade where I live.
Thanks. Well the bike came from SoCal originally. The bike came from Valley Cyclery in Van Nuys before migrating to the midwest to spend its senior years. I'm thinking that the winters in Des Moines plus life in a garage were good for the old girl's chrome.
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I wouldn't call any of these bikes 2nd tier. Especially if your comparing them to a colnago.
I don't think you have to bust on Colnago and other "first tier" bikes in order to build up your love of Olmo's.
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Old 12-19-18, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
There are pics of my Olmo Competition in the other thread, but let me add a shot of the pantographed cranks and chainrings. This was one of their models where they pantographed just about everything.... cranks, seat post, shift levers, brake levers and calipers, and stem. Very fun.

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It's definitely not C&V, but I thought the chrome OLMO Zeffiro VCTs were sexy. There was a frame on ebay for a while like this one, but with blue instead of the red. It was hot.
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Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 View Post
I don't think you have to bust on Colnago and other "first tier" bikes in order to build up your love of Olmo's.
"First tier", "second tier", whatever. Is there even such a thing or is just really an opinion.
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It's definitely not C&V, but I thought the chrome OLMO Zeffiro VCTs were sexy. There was a frame on ebay for a while like this one, but with blue instead of the red. It was hot.
That seattube, wow!
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1984 Olmo Competition
Detail shots of the Olmo here
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1984 Olmo Competition
Detail shots of the Olmo here
Stop it.
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Not my bike, a former eBay listing of an Olmo Super Gentleman in Columbus Zeta with full pantographed Campagnolo Gran Sport.

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Saw this one out in the rain on the streets of Bruges a few weeks ago....

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Sometimes the love they get is by being used everyday.....this one was chained up in the racks like all the others in Tübingen.....

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Q; Any love for OLMOs?

A: Olmost none.

Disclaimer: The above joke was precipitated by an irresistible straight line and should not be construed as an expression of the author's opinion of Olmo bicycles.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Frankly, I'd rather own and ride these so called "2nd tier" brand bikes than the "usual" Colnago De Rosa or Cinelli......
Why just want what everybody wants??
Yep.
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