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Olmo Professional

Frame:
Late 70s/Early 80s Olmo Professional, 59 x 57, Columbus SL tubing

Fork/Headset:
Olmo/90s Campagnolo Record

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Super Record

Pedals:
MKS Custom Nuevo, MKS Clips, Toshi single straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Campy 42 52/Suntour New Winner 13-19 5 speed freewheel/KMC

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Super Record

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli 63-38/Cinelli 1a 110

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Rolls/Campagnolo Super Record

Brakes:
Campagnolo Super Record

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ambrosio 19 Super Elite/Campagnolo Triomphe/Vittoria

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ambrosio 19 Super Elite/Campagnolo Triomphe/Vittoria

Accessories:
white cloth bar tape

More Info:
started as a project to build a fun friction shifter bike for cheap. ended up with an italian frame and a bunch of super record stuff. woops! it's a very comfortable smooth ride. apparently brakes from that era don't work very well.

Added by pjlnh. Last updated almost 4 years ago.

As of almost 4 years ago, pjlnh has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

12 Comments

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

... lovely.

Posted almost 4 years ago

bingosparks

bingosparks says:

This is a wonderful build. A neighbour just bought the same frame. Traynor YGMs rule too!

Posted over 4 years ago

pjlnh

pjlnh says:

Thanks! I just sold this frame a month or two ago. Are you in RI? Also, it's YBA-1a, but it still rules :)

Posted over 4 years ago

bingosparks

bingosparks says:

I'm in Edmonton Alberta. And yes, yba! Way cooler than a ygm. Its been a while since I dabbled in noise.

Posted over 4 years ago

pjlnh

pjlnh says:

Cool... I think my frame ended up in Rhode Island which is why I asked. And all the Traynor stuff was great. Just stay away from the speaker cabinets and the new stuff.

Posted over 4 years ago

hampy

hampy says:

This frame is one of my favorites. If I should have the choice between this one and a Colnago I would prefer the Olmo.

Posted over 6 years ago

pjlnh

pjlnh says:

thanks! colnagos are pretty damn nice. but this bike has it's charm. i like it a lot.

Posted over 6 years ago

Jimbo_Solvang

Jimbo_Solvang says:

Nice build. I hear yoou on the "woops". Nothing wrong with brakes of that era if you don't mind flex and less stopping power! It is part of the fun of a vintage build. Good to see the cloth tape.

Posted over 6 years ago

pjlnh

pjlnh says:

oh for sure... definitely part of the fun. i was just surprised at how bad they are at stopping... haha. they're still awesome!

Posted over 6 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Did you take the paint off the chainstay yourself?

Posted over 6 years ago

pjlnh

pjlnh says:

there's paint falling off this thing all over the place (typical italian paint). but if you're referring to the chrome on the chain stay - i'm pretty sure it left the factory like that.

Posted over 6 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

No, it just looks like the stay was originally painted, but someone had the paint stripped to reveal the chrome. There dones't seem to be a clean edge to where the paint ends, like a shop done job would have. Very pretty bike though, you should shellac the tape!

Posted over 6 years ago