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Vintage Legnano bicycle from 1950's, original

Old 12-25-19, 01:28 PM
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Vintage Legnano bicycle from 1950's, original

I'm interested in selling a vintage bicycle Legnano. The original contract from December the 15th, 1960 states that the guy that sold the bike to my father received it from his uncle in 1956. So it must be from that year or before. It's in good condition. The sit was replaced, but I have the original. It's burried in my father's cellar so I have no pics at the moment. The number is CZ 3679.
The reason for sell is my father moving to the elderly home at his 96 year.

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Originally Posted by ales4m View Post
I'm interested in selling a vintage bicycle Legnano. The original contract from December the 15th, 1960 states that the guy that sold the bike to my father received it from his uncle in 1956. So it must be from that year or before. It's in good condition. The sit was replaced, but I have the original. It's burried in my father's cellar so I have no pics at the moment. The number is CZ 3679.
The reason for sell is my father moving to the elderly home at his 96 year.
Nice to know, but sorry about your father. I've had a '64 Legnano Roma since new, and recently acquired a '61 Gran Premio for $50 from a fellow BikeForums member, so the prices are all over the map. The '61 I just got for $50 is a "patina" bike, cosmetically challenged, but sound mechanically and rides great. I saw one uglier that mine on Ebay for $2K, though not sure what it sold for. Good luck with yours, please post pictures, model type, and your location, and there is a "What's it worth ?" Section on the forum if you're unsure on value. Go to condorino.com for tons of Legnano info. Here's mine for reference.

'61 Gran Premio, as bought.

'61 Gran Premio, and my '64 Roma Olympiad.

The '61 GP.


After a bit of cleaning and polish, rides great, for $50.

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Old 12-25-19, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ales4m View Post
I'm interested in selling a vintage bicycle Legnano. The original contract from December the 15th, 1960 states that the guy that sold the bike to my father received it from his uncle in 1956. So it must be from that year or before. It's in good condition. The sit was replaced, but I have the original. It's burried in my father's cellar so I have no pics at the moment. The number is CZ 3679.
The reason for sell is my father moving to the elderly home at his 96 year.
Welcome to BikeForums. Sounds like you have a nice vintage Legnano. You need to have ten posts before you can send a personal message. PM me when you get there. Be sure to post pics of your Legnano also.
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Thread moved from C&V to C&V Appraisals.
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...I honestly have no idea of the price for something like this in Slovenia. As already stated, price varies wildly with the cosmetic condition and originality. There are very few bicycles from that time period that are in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition, but if you think your is, ebay will command the highest prices. I have two of them here, each of which was a project, and the most I ever paid for one was $400 some years back.

But I did facilitate on a sale for one BF member on an absolutely pristine Legnano a number of years back that went for maybe $1500-$1800. The whole thing was a strange deal.

If you want to sell it on this forum, you need to pay for an upgraded membership. Good luck, I like to see these older survivors find appreciative new owner.riders.
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Old 12-26-19, 09:02 AM
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Buy the membership- the cost is modest. Legnano made a wide range of models that really require the details to be reviewed to peg the model name.

there is a market for these.

with some exceptions, the super high priced ones sit on offer.
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Old 12-28-19, 05:02 PM
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Since Leganos of the 50's had about the best chrome and paint of the Italian bikes condition cosmetically of the finish is huge factor having pinstripping hand done detalils in good shape can add a couple of hundred dollars to value opposed to one that is in just OK chape. So nice deataled pics off the whole bike and lug work front back and bottom bracket will be needed to get a value.
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I would love to see the bike that the OP is talking about. Without pictures, any attempt at defining value would be an exercise in a waste of time. Get some good pictures, please, and, if the bike is a Roma and my size, consider putting it on the for sale column. Long have I sought a Roma to go with or even replace my Grand Premio...


The Grand Premio is not particularly valuable but the components fitted to the bike drive the value up a lot, in my opinion...

NOS original Legnano crank set fitted with Simplex rings...


Campy high flange hubs, with Legnano pantographing, drive the value up...


An original Legnano embossed head set...


A period correct Brooks saddle...


Weinmann concave rims (heavy but almost bullet proof...


You see the point - without pictures and more information, appraisals are, in my opinion, impossible.
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@ales4m,

Upload some photos to your album. Both overall, and detail photos:

https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/510391

While you may not be able to attach the images to your post until you have written 10 posts over at least 2 days, you can still upload the photos to the album where we can find them.
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It appears that the OP has disappeared, perhaps into the Julian Alps. Therefore to revive this thread I shall post a photo of my 1954 Legnano Tipo Roma purchased from the original owner(shown in photo). I paid $1700 for it plus shipping and compensation to a superb BF facilitator.







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​​​​​​Great pics. I'll need some time to get to the dad's cellar and get the bike that is buried under a tone of stuff. I don't even have the key yet to get there. Dad is demented and can't help.
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Wonderful to hear from you.Take care of your father first as family takes precedence over everything.
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Originally Posted by retyred View Post
Wonderful to hear from you.Take care of your father first as family takes precedence over everything.
Thank you, I will. I'm at elderly home right now, he tore the infusion out...
I'm checking the forum now and then, so I didn't disappear 🙂
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I got the first glimpse of the bike, made a few (bad) pics and found an old photo of my dad with it. But I'm not allowed to post, yet. 😕
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Like the head badge with full sword intact almost never seen two out of three of the ones I see are missing the nice puter head badge and the one that has a badge is usually messed up.
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To the original poster-
read over all the replies- there is a workaround to post some images to a gallery- works well.

the blue bikes have always caught my eye- one sat in the window of C. Harding's Westwood Cyclery for the longest time- full Campagnolo save for Universal brakes. I was 10, saving but not enough money fast enough.
Sold two years later, a few months later I had enough cash, but Charlie had a bad attitude toward kids. A missed sale.
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Thanx, I see there is an album. I even have two pics there, but I dont even remember how I did that
Anyway, when time comes I'll dig out that bike and clean it up and make some decent pics.
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