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 Post subject: The Olmo has landed
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:30 pm 
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Well here we go. The latest addition to the expanding bike collection.
Please excuse the slightly shaky phone photo's

It's a 1982 Olmo Competition HF with full Super Record and Mavic OR10 32 hole rims, Cinelli 1R pantographed stem and Cinelli Criterium bars, panto, paonto and more panto of course.

It looks hardly ridden but alas the paint was damaged on the down tube in transit. :(

Lovely filed lugs which are super thin and paint filled flutes on the seat post.

It has titanium spindles on the pedals and really nice toe clips with Olmo toe straps.


Should clean up a treat and will be a great one for for my daughters to ride.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:17 pm 
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Lovely! Polish & bar tape, good to go??


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:42 pm 
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Classic of the era :)

I'd shorten the brake cables though LOL

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:38 pm 
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flying high. :D

It's a great bike and very well made, shame it's too small for me though.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:03 am 
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Beauty on wheels. Love the panto bits. 8)

Is the seatpost 27.2mm?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:52 pm 
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They just keep coming. Love the pantos!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:24 pm 
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I'm not usually a fan of gold as a colour but I'll make an exception for that... Lovely bike and the pantographing is great.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:16 am 
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Yes the seat post is 27.2 mm and has shined up a treat. The coloured flutes look really something.

I'm a sucker for pantographed parts (I guess you've realised that by now) and would like to get a panotographer and do some of my own stuff. So if you've got a spare pantographer in the shed that you don't want, I'm interested.

The Italian colours painted into the flutings along with the brand symbols on the parts are something special.

That's what sets these steel bikes apart from modern bikes you can see the craft in them, I really like to see some file marks on the lugs that show the passage of the craftsman that has made the frame.

Gold isn't really my colour either but I think there's enough silver on it to tone it down.

Thanks for the encouraging comments.


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 Post subject: OLMO
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:31 pm 
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Thats really lovely!
A real nice build and while I agree with some of the other comments about gold not really being my colour for a frame, this one carries it of beautifully. It seems to be something Olmos do well.

If this is for your daughters to ride, maybe you need to adopt a son......I'm available ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:32 am 
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Yeah well, she wants a horse but she's got an Olmo instead.

I like Olmo's better than horses and it's me that'll end up looking after the horse like I do the now large puppy! :roll:


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