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Olmo Competition Road Bicycle

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Beautifully built Italian road bike made from Columbus SL tubing and Campagnolo Nuovo Record parts.

Olmo Competition Road Bicycle

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You are buying an Olmo Competition road bicycle.  Believed to be at it's earliest a 1984 model this bike is a fine example of Italian bicycle craftsmanship.  Constructed from high quality, lightweight, high performance, double butted Columbus SL tubing (also of Italy).  The Olmo Competition is a smooth and responsive Italian road bike featuring gorgeous cast lugs and Olmo "elaborations."  Hand built in Celle Ligure, Italy (a small coastal town wedged between Genoa and Turin), Olmo built some of the finest Italian racing steeds of the day with their top of the line models often being held equal to Colnago's.  These bikes were available via frame set only (distributed by Bicycle Parts Specific) which would explain the somewhat scattered build on this particular bicycle (please see specifications below for details).  The light blue paint job and chromed chain stay and fork crown have a nice petina from the years past and have fortunately suffered little in the way of scratches or dings (see photographs for details).  If you're looking for a fine example of Italian cycling history, look no further.  This bicycle has been professionally tuned by one of our shops mechanics and once re-assembled post-shipping will be ready to ride.
From the 1984 Olmo Catalog:  "Guiseppe Olmo was one of the most successful and popular Italian cyclists of the 30's.  familiar to his fans by the nickname "Gepin," Olmo was the first to break the 45km mark in the hour (193).  He also broke the record Milan-San Remo time in 1938, ad was Italian national champion in 1936.  Olmo earned during his racing career a reputation as a stylish innovator, and when he retired from cycling, he was unwilling to sacrifice this reputation in the cycling community for a place in the family business (the rubber and resin industry).  so he and hi brothers gathered partners and began manufacturing racing cycles in the rural Italian town of Celle Ligure in 1939.  despite the war and the chaos which followed in Italy and the rest of Europe, the Olmo business thrived and grew, becoming well known across the continent, and in the 60's, penetrating even to the first stirrings of the American bicycle revival.  During the late 60'sd and early 70's, Olmo's reputation in the States was eclipsed by newer names like Colnago, Gios, and Guerciotti - largely because Olmo had no American distribution to speak of.  but, partially due to the influence of Michelle Olmo, Guilseppe's younger brother, the last few years have seen a new marketing aggressiveness including a team sponsorship ( In 1983 and 1984 Olmo is cosponsor of the Alfa-Lum/Olmo team, with former Tour of Spain winner Marino Lejaretta as captain) and organized American distribution and promotion."
54cm Seat Tube: (top to center)
52cm Top Tube: (center to center)
80cm Stand-over Height: 
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Seatpost
CRZ+ Road Saddle
Panto-graphed Cinelli 1A "Style" Stem (stem was made in Japan, but uncertain of exact manufacturer, stem is 90mm in extension)
SR Sakae Custom World  Handlebars:  (38cm center to center in the drops)
Campagnolo Record Headset
Campagnolo Record Brake Levers
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Brake Calipers
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Shifters 
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Front Derailleur
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Rear Derailleur (dates to 1979)
Sugino Super Mighty Pantographed Crankset (52/42 drilled double chainring combination with 170mm long crank arms).
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Pedals
Shimano Dura-Ace hubs laced to Mavic GP 4 700c Tubular Rims (Vittoria competition tubular tires still hold air)
7 Speed Shimano Dura-Ace freewheel
Serial #5336A5
Reference #123489

Additional Information

Manufacturer N/A
Color Blue
Country of Origin Italy
Used or New Used
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