[CR]Olmo 1950's - 1960's on ebay

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From: "e a" <moschika@hotmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Olmo 1950's - 1960's on ebay
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:47:09 -0700


Kim was asking about the Olmo frame for sale here:

http://ebay.com/<blah> 66893

In my opinion this is a low to mid-range frame that is already bid up to more than double its true value. Everything points to it being a simple gas-pipe tubing frame and most definitely not Reynolds or Columbus tubing as the description would lead you to believe. The lugs are alo a stock model to be found on numerous other brands too and are therefore of no particular collection value. The only real value I can find to this frame is the neat looking original paint, headbadge and headset. Too bad the seller isn't also supplying the seatlug collar which are nnot always easy to find and would have been Olmo branded. I believe you can find yourself a nicer and better frame at half the price.

Steven Maasland Moorestown, NJ USA ___

all that being said, it looks to be in much better condition then the all c hrome framed olmo that recently sold on ebay for about $500 from san diego. looks to be the same era bike. i had a chance to look at the one in san di ego and the chrome was in fair to poor condition. granted that one was a co mplete bike with a mish-mash of parts. of course if a buyer inquired about the phil wood hubs in the wheels...

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