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FS: Olmo Columbus Gara vintage road frameset ST CT 55cm TT 55cm

Giuseppe Olmo was one of Italy's most famous cyclists in the 1930s. With a Italian amateur team called Azzurri he achieved second place in the World Cup in Denmark in 1931. At the Los Angeles Olympics in the following year he was awarded a gold medal in the team time races. He became then a professional cyclist, signed with Bianchi and this partnership was very successful. Between 1932 and 1938 Olmo won the Milan-Sanremo twice and many stages in the Giro d'Italia and the Italian National Road Race Championships. Olmo additionally beat the world one hour record in 1935.

When Olmo retired in 1938 he went back to his hometown of Celle Ligure, which is where he founded the classic bicycle brand Olmo Biciclette.These high quality steel bicycles can be compared to the well-known classic bikes of Colnago. Olmo used his experience as an athlete in the development of new bicycles. Olmo's vintage bicycles became very popular and the brand grew to produce not only racing bicycles, but also city bikes and mountain bikes. The production of Olmo bicycles is still located in Italy. The brand remains a very popular choice today, for both the range of vintage bicycles built in the 70s and 80s and the range of new designs which are being developed for the future.

The particular Olmo road frameset which is made from Columbus Gara tubing is in quite good condition but has some natural signs of use from all the years as paint chipping and surface corrosion around the cable area on the top tube and next to the bottom bracket shell. Other than that no dents or any other significant damage. Very nice vivid color paint scheme right from the 80-90s

Measurements:

Head Tube - 11,8cm

Top Tube - 55cm

Seat Tube - CT (Center to Top) - 55cm CC (Center to Center) - 53cm

Spacing 100/126mm

Italian threaded BB

Seat post diameter 26.8mm

350 euros + shipping

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