I picked up a vintage Olmo, and before today I didn't even know what an Olmo was.
I made a Shuttlefly page for All the pics I took:
If you check out the bike say something in the Guestbook.
It looks like it has a bunch of old Campagnolo parts on it which I had planned to use on another frame, but most of the parts (crank, seatpost, stem) have been engraved and pantagraphed with the Olmo branding. It just seems strange to take the matching parts off the Olmo and put it onto something modern.
Seems like all Campy Nuevo Record and Gran Sport. Maillard hubs, and TTT stem and bars. Strangely almost every component on this bike has olympic rings on it. The cranks, seatpost, and shifters are engraved with the olympic rings. The TTT bars have the rings on them. The Maillard hubs have twin interlocking rings. What is up with the rings?
My question is did I overpay at 100 pounds ($160)? Is this frame worth repainting and having the lugs chromed? What would this bike be worth restored with beautiful paint? What is it worth in its rusty state? Why the obsession with the Olympic rings on everything? Thoughts?
What would you do with the bike?
Sadly I can't even ride it. I completely underestimated just how small a 60cm would be, for me (I ride a 66cm). I'd love to see what a vintage lightweight ride was like.
What can you tell me about the components? Are any of them worth anything? Do they have more value on the Olmo or off? Would there be a market (buyer) if I had the frame repainted, with new decals, and a custom head badge made up? What would be the price range?
I'd like to see this bike rediscover the road. Too bad it can't be me on it.