1980 Olmo completed

It was August of 2016 that I acquired this original Olmo Super Gentlemen from Italy, and like most of the restoration projects I have undertaken a year passes quickly. The frame refinishing was undertaken by Noah Rosen at Velocolour in a stunning, deep metallic red and as always the workmanship is flawless. More of the […]

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. […]