Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:49 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Olmo Giro winter bike
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:14 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:46 pm
Posts: 1018
Had a clearout of bike/frames recently and had a few bits and bobs handy to knock up a relatively tidy bike for winter. I remembered my dad has an Olmo frame in straight but visually tatty condition.

I was fortunate enough to be gifted it and my plan was to strip it of its paint and simply give it a clear coat - this way it won't look too flashy but also quite understated as well.

I've ended up getting it blasted and a clear powder coat applied - this way it will be a lot more durable and it'll be a thorough job as well, as it's hard to get into all the crevices to strip and prep by hand.

Here she is after I gave up with the Nitromors route... I should be getting the frame back tomorrow and will be building up with Shimano 600 brakes/mechs/headset/shifters and 105 cranks/levers alongside some relatively modern Shimano wheels and 28c Michelin amberwalls. SKS muduards at some point, too.

More to follow!

Attachment:
IMG_20200923_145243_resize_33.jpg
IMG_20200923_145243_resize_33.jpg [ 2.32 MiB | Viewed 447 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:54 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:51 am
Posts: 1455
Location: Lincoln city, United Kingdom
Good luck with your project.

Here's my late 90's giro from about 8 years ago. It was stripped and powder coated donkey brown with an an older 80's decal set sourced from H. Lloyd. Reliable but a little heavy. A size too small so I passed it on.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:48 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:46 pm
Posts: 1018
otherself wrote:
Good luck with your project.

Here's my late 90's giro from about 8 years ago. It was stripped and powder coated donkey brown with an an older 80's decal set sourced from H. Lloyd. Reliable but a little heavy. A size too small so I passed it on.

Image

Nice looking frame!

Yes, I think mine is a touch heavy (Deda tubes) but ideal for a winter type of bike. Had a look at the finish today and it looks really nice. They're re-doing the lacquer as there were some imperfections on the top tube but overall i'm happy with keeping it bare underneath - it looks great. Will hopefully update with pictures soon!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ruimteaapje and 21 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group