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


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Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 10:43:41 -0700
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Subject: Re: [CR] Italian frame ID help (Olmo?)


Hi,

lugs look right but the fork crown looks wrong for a 1960's Olmo, I agree the oddity of the rear dropouts is out of place.

Craig Griffith
San Luis Obispo,Ca.
USA


---- FujiFish1@aol.com wrote:


> Strange that the color and lugs do look like a 1960s Olmo, but the short

\r?\n> rear dropouts with holes for the Campag Portacatena mechanism, look like late

\r?\n> 1970s.

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\r?\n> Ciao,

\r?\n> Mark Agree

\r?\n> Southfield, Michigan, USA

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\r?\n> Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:10:27 +0000

\r?\n> From: matt smith <sinistrel@hotmail.com>

\r?\n> Subject: [CR] Italian frame ID help

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\r?\n> Dear list,

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\r?\n> I have acquired a vintage frame which I'm told is Italian.

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\r?\n> The memory of the previous owner (aged 75+) is a little rusty - much like

\r?\n> the frame itself.

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\r?\n> He said it was an Italian make beginning with "O".

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\r?\n> So I'm guessing Olmo or Olympia...

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\r?\n> He also mentioned it was made in Milan although he was somewhat vague on

\r?\n> that.

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\r?\n> There is the number "56" stamped on the seat post lug.

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\r?\n> >From pix I've seen of early Olmo frames the seat lug looks very similar.

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\r?\n> There appears to be no other distinguishing marks.

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\r?\n> Seatpost is 26.8. Takes 27" wheels. Campag forks ends and rear dropouts.

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\r?\n> Most of the frame appears to be fully chromed under the paint.

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\r?\n> Please see some pix on my flickr page here:

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\r?\n> http://www.flickr.com/photos/27786153@N05/

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\r?\n> Any help gratefully received.

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\r?\n> Thanks,

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\r?\n> Matt Smith

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\r?\n> Peckham

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\r?\n> South London

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\r?\n> UK