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Anyone ever heard of these bikes? Good deals?(4 posts)

Anyone ever heard of these bikes? Good deals?curious
May 15, 2001 8:38 AM
Has anyone ever heard of Olmo or Rabotini bikes? I have a lead on a used Olmo (Columbus steel frame) with Campy Mirage components and Ergopower shifters in excellent condition for $700. Is this a good deal?

I also have a lead on a new Rabotini (alum. frame, carbon fork) with one level higher Campy components (I'm a novice and don't know the name of the component group) for $1000. Good deal?

Are these good frames?
Here's a Web site for OlmoCory
May 15, 2001 9:57 AM

I remember them from the late '70s or early '80s, I think--not sure when, but a guy I saw on the road occasionally used to have one.
May 15, 2001 10:45 AM
You can find out more about Olmo at the cycles d'Oro site which discusses their older steel bikes. They were nicely mades bikes, with a nice lug details, traditional Italian geometry and frequent pantographing of components.

Oscar Freire won the World's in 1999 on an Olmo when riding for Vitalacio-Seguros. I was in Barcelona that November and they had two of the team bikes in the Company's office window. Altec tubing and nicely made although as with all Al tig'd bikes, missing the detail which can come with a lugged steel frame.
re: Anyone ever heard of these bikes? Good deals?fuzzybunnies
May 15, 2001 6:55 PM
It might not be that great a deal depending on the frame material, Olmo does a full range and last years lowest end frame sold for about 385 retail and was columbus lugged steel and a full mirage build kit won't cost much more that another 400. so It might have only been worth just over 800 originally and than you have to look at the amount of wear on it. There could definately be better deals out there. Not certain on the other bike. TTFN