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WTD: info on a beat-up Legnano frame...

Old 11-28-18, 07:35 AM
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WTD: info on a beat-up Legnano frame...

Are there any Legnano experts who could provide details on what this frame is? I've asked the seller - who seems wholly disinterested, by the response rate to his ad - to provide more photos. To me it looks small (51cm or thereabouts), and pretty rough. But if the price is right, and the frame is worth something, maybe I'd take a punt on it.



There really isn't a whole lot in my area that isn't overpriced or destroyed, so pickings are slim.
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I'm seeing a swaged crankset, so my impression is an entry level model. Fade paint suggest late 1980s to early 1990s.
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And it doesn't have to famous Legnano binder bolt. It may not even be a Legnano, and if it is, only branded as such.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
And it doesn't have to famous Legnano binder bolt. It may not even be a Legnano, and if it is, only branded as such.
They did make some with that style binder bolt in later models.
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Thanks everyone. The "Legnano" font does resemble something from the 80s - but I don't think this is a worthy example, and especially not for what the seller is asking, not even half.

... and the search goes on!
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Legnano continued to be available in Italy after they disappeared from the USA. Circa 1987, Bianchi purchased the brand and in order to elevate the brand's exposure, provided Legnano bicycles to the Alfa-Lum pro team. The 1988 World Championship road race was won by Maurizio Fondriest on a Legnano. I suspect the subject bicycle is from around this era.

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