In 1939, four years after setting the World Hour Record, Giuseppe Olmo, nicknamed "Gepin", retired from a successful cycling career. Straight afterwards, he set up a bicycle manufacture in Celle Ligure together with his brothers Franco, Giovanni and Michele. The traditional company is still in production today. During the years many excellent bikes have left Celle Ligure to win races all over the world.
The Olmo Competition formed the core of the road bike series. Built with light Columbus SL tubes in different versions during the late 1970 and early 1980s, the Olmo competition C was the top model of the Competition line and equipped with Campagnolo Super Record components.
This particular Olmo Competition C is in original condition and illustrates the typical investment cast fork crown and bottom bracket shell with Olmo engravings and cut-outs of the Competition series. A Campagnolo Super Record groupset makes this an excellent racing bike without compromises.
The bike has been fully checked in our workshop and is ready to be ridden. Cables, tyres, chain, bar tape have been replaced in order to make this Olmo the perfect bike to tackle even the most impervious roads.
Approved for Eroica events worldwide. An elegant vintage bike for true gentlemen.
|Size (Center-Top)||58 cm|
|Top Tube||57 cm|
|Head Tube||15.5 cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Super Record; pantographed|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Super Record; 170mm; 53-43; pantographed|
|Seat||Selle San Marco Rolls|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Record; Freewheel 13-20|
|Rims||Ambrosio Montreal; 700c tubular|
|Tires||Continental Giro; 700c tubular|