Re: [CR] Italian frame ID help (Olmo?)

Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 12:55:55 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR] Italian frame ID help (Olmo?)

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