Olmo Bicycle with F&S Torpedo Automatic hub
I found a interesting bicycle concept on eBay. The F&S Torpedo AUTOMATIC looks new. I recognize it one the blank hub shell and the brown grease parts on the shell cap. That´s exactly the grease which comes out of the hub when you start riding a new Fichtel & Sachs Torpedo AUTOMATIC or DUOMATIC hub. This stops after the first 50 -150km. Then you wipe it away and have fun! Also the chain is new! Seems that this guy had luck to find one with 36 spoke holes. These are very rare.
Here are some details:You are bidding on a very special Olmo bike built by myself on the basis of an old 53 cm frame (center to center). The colour is white changing to an a little bit pinkish red. It’s got two new wheels with Ambrosio Excursion rims, Sachs Torpedo Automatic 2-Speed coaster brake hub back and Shimano 105 hub (the older slimline one!). For the very special rear hub please see my other auction for the same item. It is new from old stock. The wheels are handbuilt by me (I’m a professional bike mechanic) with stainless silver DT Competition spokes. If you’re buying that bike, you can chose to have the back wheel with a Torpedo DUOMATIC hub instead of the AUTOMATIC! That is the version where you shift through a short backward pedaling impulse. The foldable Schwalbe Stelvio tires, inner tubes, handlebar Humpert Moon, pedals, chain, sprocket, grips and the only necessary cable on that bike (!) going to the front brake are new.
Used are: Seatpost and stem DuraAce respectively DuraAce AX (see pictures). Saddle Flite in bad shape and rather there just to complete the bike. A matching new saddle would have been too expensive. Crank and front brake are Campagnolo.
I am riding the Duomatic version of the hub on my bike for a year now and it’s great fun! You need no shifter, cable and rear brake, and still you’ve got a very simple, easy to maintain bike with the luxury of two speeds and two brakes. You’ve got the look and the simplicity of a fixie but the comfort of two speeds, a freewheel and a rear brake!
This is a private auction, no Warranty, no Return!
If there’s any questions, fell free to ask. Please mail for pictures with higher resolution, but only if you’re really interested and able to pay at least the actual bid. That saves me work, thanks!
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