22 Via Poggi, Celle Ligure (SV), Italia

 

     In 1939, after Guiseppe Olmo's retirement, he began his bicycle making firm in Celle Ligure.  The company is still in production today. Giuseppe, nicknamed"Gepin", with brothers Franco, Giovanni and Michele , also successfully expanded into industries producing  plastics for the automotive, furniture, footwear, textiles and thermal insulation.
  
  Giuseppe Olmo Spa has produced many bicycles in it's long history and has been called "The Schwinn of Italy".  But, as with the Schwinn Paramount, Olmo has also produced some very refined high end models. 

Updated 10.22.2015                 Click images for larger view

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Guiseppe OLMO
November 22, 1911 March 5, 1992
 

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From 1936 Cycling Magazine

1959
photos by Hilary Stone

 

     

1959 OLMO



  

Aldo Ross' 1960s Olmo  
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1960s Olmo
Pictures courtesy eBay sell 0000z

Michael Levy's 1960s bike #C790

            

1980s OLMO
Pictures courtesy eBay seller hannebambell
OLMO Firenze w/ black Galli  group.

 OLMO Strada
picture courtesy Coco's

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