Olmo Road Bike Build

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Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby DJIntegr8 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:07 pm

Been looking for something new to build, just picked up this Olmo with Dedacciai CrMo tubing. Unsure what model it is, can’t find a lot of info about the Dedacciai tubing either. Has braze-ons for front and rear mudguards (already fitted), Italian BB and a fair bit of clearance for fatter tyres, 130mm rear spacing.

Plans are to give it a clean up and maybe respray in a deep red colour and find some reproduction stickers. Not sure which way to go as far as groupset – I can pick up a full Campy Veloce 10spd for $480, but I would like to try and find some mid-90s Athena or Chorus Ergo stuff – seems hard to find though, been trawling eBay and other sites with not much luck. Probably end up being my wet weekend training bike, keep the commuter for work duties only :lol:

Here are some pics from the auction:
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby seddo » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:08 pm

nice heaps of potential, out of interest how much did it go for - if you don't mind me asking
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby funnybike » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:40 pm

From memory, those decals place it around 1999 - 2003.
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby Stuey » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:36 pm

One thing I don't like about that bike is that it's not in my shed.
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby GaryF » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:10 pm

I found the Olmo's to have very similar ride qualities to Colnago's. They are good value framesets.
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby DJIntegr8 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:43 pm

Thanks guys, looking forward to the build.

Seddo, went for $220 with only my bid - suggests that it may have been a bit much but I liked it :lol:

Might swap the (unused) mudguards over to my commuter as they have heaps of coverage with the flaps, keep the slimmer SKS Chromoplastics for this one. Head tube is quite short and low but still nice to sit on with some spare parts.

Anyone used the Challenge Parigi-Roubaix tyre before? Deciding between these and the cheaper Panaracer Pasela Tourguard.

Challenge - http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping ... tegory=178
Panaracer - http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping ... tegory=782

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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby DJIntegr8 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:24 pm

Lots of planning and waiting for parts, but don't want to rush the build..

Just put together the wheelset while I'm waiting for the paintwork.

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H+Son TB14 Polished Rims

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Veloflex Master 23 Tan Sidewall

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Campagnolo Record F/R Hubs

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Small collection of DT Swiss nipples and spokes

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And the build begins..

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Tensioned up and test mounted tyre
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby DJIntegr8 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:39 pm

Bike is back from the painter (Johan (AT) Spray Ya Bike)
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Brilliant 3 coat paint coverage..
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Awesome depth of colour
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Mocked up with wheels..
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Got some decals to go on as well, it's all coming together nicely..

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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby amrjon » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:48 pm

Looking good, I like the colour.
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby seddo » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:24 am

coming together very nicely
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby Velo13 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:16 am

funnybike wrote:From memory, those decals place it around 1999 - 2003.


Agreed. I was living in London at the time, and these were marketed as a "winter" frame - bigger tyres and mudguards for their horrible winter. Slightly longer wheelbase, but still reasonable angles. The tubing was usually pretty basic, but always CrMo, and usually double butted.

This one will make a really nice bike.
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby gururug » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:43 am

mmmmmm tb14, what taste! lookin sweet!
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby DJIntegr8 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:10 pm

Velo13 wrote:
funnybike wrote:From memory, those decals place it around 1999 - 2003.


Agreed. I was living in London at the time, and these were marketed as a "winter" frame - bigger tyres and mudguards for their horrible winter. Slightly longer wheelbase, but still reasonable angles. The tubing was usually pretty basic, but always CrMo, and usually double butted.

This one will make a really nice bike.


Yeah, when I bought the bike initially it was going to be a wet weekend ride and keep my TCR for dry days.. Now that it's repainted, I'm not sure I want to ride it in the wet any more! :lol:

One problem I have come across is that my collection of Shimano tools is pretty useless for an Italian build.. Have to start a Campag box now..

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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:08 pm

Got to admit, when I first saw this with the lazier angles, larger clearances I was kinda indifferent. But now I've seen your painted frame with a pre build mock up I'm in love.
Smaller dimension frames always look a little lazy to my eye, but this thing looks like it will present as a well balanced, all round commuter friendly bike. Don't be at all surprised if it feels so damn comfy you will pick it first as an old friend go to, ever reliable bike.
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby damhooligan » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:19 pm

DJIntegr8 wrote:
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Tensioned up and test mounted tyre


Nice job on the wheels.
Looks good.
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:22 pm

damhooligan wrote:
Nice job on the wheels.
Looks good.


Nice F'kn job on the paint man! Depth is awesome
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby damhooligan » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:15 pm

BRLVR.v2 wrote:
damhooligan wrote:
Nice job on the wheels.
Looks good.


Nice F'kn job on the paint man! Depth is awesome


Thanks man.
I appreciate it.
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby DJIntegr8 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:43 pm

A few more progress shots for you guys! Been receiving a few packages now:

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Campagnolo Veloce Groupset

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Campagnolo Veloce Compact 50/34 Crank 172.5mm

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Campagnolo Veloce Shifters

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Campagnolo Veloce FD

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Campagnolo Veloce Brakes

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Campagnolo Veloce RD

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Cinelli Cork Natural w/ Gel

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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby sunho » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:25 am

I like how you tease us and show us the parts only and not the whole bike with the parts! Builds up suspense!

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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby DJIntegr8 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:52 pm

Done 8) Taken it for a couple of spins up and down Beach Rd and I am loving it. Such a nice cruiser on the flats, getting used to the Campy ergo shifters still but quite impressed with the Veloce.

Specs:

Frame: Olmo Dedacciai Acciaio
Groupset: Campagnolo Veloce 10spd 2012 (Compact)
Rims: H+Son TB14 Polished
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Tyres: Veloflex Master 23
Saddle: San Marco Rolls Tan
Stem: Cinelli A1 100mm
Bars: Cinelli Giro d'Italia 42cm
Bar Tape: Cinelli Cork Natural + Gel
Pedals: MKS Sylvan Road + Straps

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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby damhooligan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:01 pm

That's soo beautiful!! .

You defenatly picked the right parts...
Is looking really awesome
Im glad i was a small part ot the process ...
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby DJIntegr8 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:06 pm

The colour is definitely a big part of it! Thanks again for the great paint job :)

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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby damhooligan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:25 pm

DJIntegr8 wrote:The colour is definitely a big part of it! Thanks again for the great paint job :)

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Hehe.. you choose the color... i only sprayed it....
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby Johndec » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:56 pm

Absolutely beautiful... DJ, you should be proud of it.
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Re: Olmo Road Bike Build

Postby RobertFrith » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:32 pm

That is disturbingly attractive. The TB14's are remarkable, they seem to look right on bikes from so many periods. I will admit to having reservations about the logo laden bar tape though; everything else on the bike seems to be the essence of design economy.
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