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Old 04-03-21, 06:27 AM
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help identifying Olympia Borghi

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Is it good bike to restore - is it really city bike? (original handlebars etc)




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yes, cycle built to be what is termed a condorino in Italian - a town bike

appears to date from near to 1970; earliest it could be is about 1967

frame constructed with Agrati lug pattern "BRIANZA" nr. 000.8030/U

chainset appears it may be Way-Assauto

brakes appear to be Universal Mignon

hubs look like Agrati Sport

when new the frame pump would have carried a dromedary transfer; is it yet present?

you have something very nice there; take good care of it!


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About pump - don't know I was offered it
But I think price in 100 EUR is too high, or am I wrong?
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I concur. This is a legitimate condorino style bicycle. The salient factor is that the chainguard is OEM, as it colour matches the frame and attaches via brazed-on factory fittings, as opposed to aftermarket clamps. However, I would respectfully suggest that date is the 1969 model year, on the premise that the Valentino Extra derailleur is OEM.

As for value, I have no appreciation for the current condition of the used bicycle market in the Ukraine. I'll defer to other members in this matter.
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We have no real market for them - so is it ok for any of your countries ?
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I'd say that just for the detailing in that first photograph, around the head tube badge, lugs and fork crown... a worthy project.

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100 euros would be a pretty fair price in my overheated market of SF Bay Area, but the pool of potential buyers would still be tiny for such a "project bike", regardless of how worthwhile I may think it is. My guess is that's too much for it in Ukraine but I'm guessing. Olympia is a very well respected bicycle brand, generally speaking, but much more so in Italy, virtually unknown in the USA.
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That is a very n ice, interesting bike, and I do think a worthy restoration. Complete with rack, chain guard, fenders, and lighting system! Doesn't look like the frame would require a re-paint, just some cleaning and touch up. Would be curious what is under the black tape on the down tube.
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We have no real market for them - so is it ok for any of your countries ?
Hello from Kyiv. I bought this bike for 3600 grn (100 euro). It's beautiful. I'll make single speed.
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Hello from Kyiv. I bought this bike for 3600 grn (100 euro). It's beautiful. I'll make single speed.
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Congratulations!

please continue the thread, or begin a new one as you work with it.

lots to enjoy here...


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Hello from Kyiv. I bought this bike for 3600 grn (100 euro). It's beautiful. I'll make single speed.
and how it concerns me (price and etc?)
But if you want to know - it was WAY to small for me.

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Thank you! I think I'll make a new one.
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