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.

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Updated 10.22.2015

Guiseppe OLMO

November 22, 1911 – March 5, 1992
From 1936 Cycling Magazine

Google street view offactory in 2011


photos by Hilary Stone


Aldo Ross' 1960s Olmo

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