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 […]

Restoring the 1958 Roma Olimpiade — Part 1: Disassembly and Preparation

I had better catch up on the ’58 Roma project as the frame is now ‘in the queue’ as they say at Velocolour waiting to be brought back to life by Noah Rosen.  Given the age and value of this Roma Olimpiade it was a bit of a tough decision to have it repainted however the finish was very, very poor. […]

Bringing a 1970 Roma Olimpiade back into service — Part 2: The Build

Short of the bottom bracket, you will recall from Part 1 that this Roma came into my possession as a bare frame.  The BB cups were a modern Shimano variety and went to the parts bin however the axle was a period correct Campagnolo Record part so it may remain with the build.  In my way […]

Bringing a 1970 Roma Olimpiade back into service — Part 1: The Frame

As you can see from the sidebar, the Legnano collection is well into the double digits so it is time to stop counting. There is apparently a personality type associated with ‘collecting’ however I can honestly say that it is just the love of old bikes and the satisfaction of taking them apart and putting them […]