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. Our Olmo competition stems from early 1980s and it has many fine details to look at. The frame made of Columbus tubing has fine cutout lugs and Olmo branding. Yet the equipment plays the role of the main canvas on which the fabulous pantographes are displayed. The Campagnolo Super Record groupset has been extensively pantographed and the chainring, brake levers or the shifters are the particularly fine examples. The Cinelli cockpit continues in the theme and the Giuseppe Olmo signature can be spotted on the stem. But the rest is not falling behind as the Fiamme rims, new Concor Supercorsa saddle, new handmade tyres or the Regina Oro freewheel show.
A great classic bike which has plenty of charm.
|Size (Center-Top)||53 cm|
|Top Tube||53 cm|
|Head Tube||11 cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Record; Olmo pantographed|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Super Record; 170 mm; 52/42; Olmo pantographed chainring|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Seat||Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa NEW|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Record; 6-speed Regina Oro freewheel 23/13 ratio|
|Rims||Fiamme; 700C tubulars|
|Tires||Tufo S33 Pro; 622/24 tubulars NEW|
|Stem||Cinelli; 9 cm; Olmo pantographed|
|Stembar||Cinelli Giro d'Italia; 40 cm|
|Chain||YBN hard plated NEW|