Posts Tagged ‘lugged’

Olmo Scans.

June 1, 2010

I recently got hold of an Olmo. A 50th anniversary, Columbus tubed, full Chorus Olmo to be exact.

After years of riding bikes that are too small for me I have at last found something that I believe to be perfect for me, but it needs painting. No, really, it does. Despite what is written here I am going to do it as the frame is 1. In a relatively bad way and 2. It’s disgusting, I don’t do 2-tone black and grey with rust spots!

So, I am not sure what colour to go for at this point but here is some great inspiration I found at bulgier.

Next is the tussle between powder, acrylic and enamel. Powder is very cheap, easy but can look a bit ‘flabby’ but then where near to me will do stove enamel? Let the tussle begin.

Difisso Hotness.

July 8, 2009

This one is up there with some of the nicest ‘classic’ track frames.
Plus I have an absolute soft spot for the chosen colour combo as some of you may know… Red and Chrome. Mmmmmmm Delicious!

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“The “DiFisso” project rises in Autumn 2007 from the passion and commitment of three friends, as synthesis of all the ideas collected during a trip in the south of California. It was in Newport Beach where we got in touch with the track bike culture for the first time. DiFisso track frames aim to mix the Californian culture and “easy going” mood, with the accuracy, on-going research and focus on “total quality” proper of Italian handicraft tradition. The combination of these two seemingly opposite elements gives unespected results: the manufacturing, completely handmaded, makes each frame a unique piece. The goal is to create, every single time, a product that reflects at best the personality and the needs of our customers: a custom-tailored frame always different to the others producted, but with its own recognizable style.”

Words from Difisso.
Via Pedal Consumption.

I knew it was special but…

April 21, 2009

I didn’t know it was £1371.51p worth of special.

This Algurn track frame just sold on ebay for the previously mentioned amount. Wow! Someone must have wanted it real bad.
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