Re: [CR] Italian frame ID help

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Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 20:10:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Mark Ritz" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Italian frame ID help

Could it be a Lygie?

Mark Ritz Foggy Arcata, CA

Strange that the color and lugs do look like a 1960s Olmo, but the short  rear dropouts with holes for the Campag Portacatena mechanism, look like late 1970s.

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield, Michigan, USA ~ ~ ~   

Date:  Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:10:27 +0000 From: matt smith  <> Subject: [CR] Italian frame ID  help

Dear list,

I have acquired a vintage frame which I'm  told is Italian.

The memory of the previous owner (aged 75+) is a  little rusty - much like the frame itself.

He said it was an Italian  make beginning with "O".

So I'm guessing Olmo or Olympia...

He  also mentioned it was made in Milan although he was somewhat vague on  that.

There is the number "56" stamped on the seat post  lug.
>From pix I've seen of early Olmo frames the seat lug looks  very similar.

There appears to be no other distinguishing  marks.

Seatpost is 26.8. Takes 27" wheels. Campag forks ends and rear  dropouts.

Most of the frame appears to be fully chromed under the  paint.

Please see some pix on my flickr page  here:

Any  help gratefully received.


Matt  Smith


South  London