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My first experience with cyclart paint(6 posts)

My first experience with cyclart paintFrank121
Dec 4, 2002 8:31 PM
I bought this restored Olmo on eBay and am so impressed with the paint job and workmanship by cyclart! The red is rich and wet looking, and the decals and details like cutout painting, etc. are just perfect. The bike looks like it will build up to be a beauty, even if I do put some more modern components on it...but at least the frameset is retro-classic in that it is a steel lugged Italian frameset!
My first experience with cyclart paintHumma Hah
Dec 5, 2002 7:52 AM
I had good luck with them. The cruiser started life red, which was better than the other option of green, but when the paint wore thru I painted it a Duplicolor silver. That looked like heck in short order. A couple of years ago, I let CyclArt restore it, including the custom name for this unique bike on the chainguard, and a recreation of the stickie of the LBS that helped me create this prototype MTB back in the early 70's.

Looking closely, there are a couple of boo-boos. The Schwinn star is rotated 90 degrees from the correct position, and the top tube decals are slightly smaller than the originals. But the powdercoat/clearcoat job is flawless and has proved to be very tough.
Tres Cool Hummah Hah! nmwspokes
Dec 5, 2002 8:33 AM
Nice to see a photo of the cruiser, how's the Paramount? nmrwbadley
Dec 5, 2002 10:26 PM
Hanging on the wall ...Humma Hah
Dec 6, 2002 2:52 PM
... waiting for me to do some work on the garage. I have most of the bits and pieces now, and a stand to do it on. But the garage is presently uninsulated, freezing, and filled with stuff on the floor that's supposed to end up on the walls after I wire, insulate, and put up beaverboard.

I get a week off at Christmas. We'll see how far I get.
Dec 25, 2002 10:27 AM
That is a great paint job on your Olmo, reminds me of my Olmo Sintex and appears to be about the same size. Lovely lugs and great ride. Since I always considered the Sintex my pretty-day ride, I had never really taken it to the hills until just before I sold it. When I rode it in the hills I found out how great it handled even with geometry that seems unusual by today's standards. (73 degree headtube, fork with 50mm of rake!) Great bike.

For what its worth, I sold it to the mechanic of a bike shop when I took it in to be checked before putting it up for sale. The mechanic looked at it, asked what I was going to do with it and said "I'll buy it."