Feature of the week: 1967 Roma Olimpiade

We are into the winter months now and I have just finished a light restoration of my 1967 Roma Olimpiade that began earlier in the year. This bike came to me from Peter Rossbaum and it is listed in the menu on the right for more of the background. And I have already written about the Columbus SL frame construction in an earlier post (June 30, 2016) that I must admit to being a little suspect of at first glance.

The original factory paint on this Roma was in great condition for a Legnano that is about to turn 50. After fully dismantling the bike, cleaning and polishing up all the bits and pieces and repacking all of the bearings, I decided to have Noah Rosen at Velocolour apply a light polyurethane clear coat to gently preserve the finish and decals before putting it all back together. Beyond that a couple of new cables were required, bar tape, brake hoods, toe straps and tires.  Here are some photos of how it all turned out.



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