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Legnano Roma Olimpiade-Almost done

Old 04-03-20, 03:06 PM
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Legnano Roma Olimpiade-Almost done

Just about finished with this one. I gave up trying to find the Universal 61 rear brake fitting that attaches to the seat lug. I'll keep looking but for now I'll stick with the Campagnolo brakes that came with it. And, it's a Reynolds frame.

Date is estimated at 1969/1970. Advertised on CL in South Jersey, and was outed here on BF. Waited about a month and a half after seeing it before contacting the seller. I picked it up in July of 2018. There had been a couple threads here on this particular bike.

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Legnano 10 speed with 'Tubular' tires

Handlebars and stem were Nitto, which I replaced with 3ttt parts. Total tear down, lube, new tape, cable housing and cables, Tires are what came with it. Will be ordering some new ones soon. Saddle is one I had out in the shop, not sure what I'm going to replace it with, or just keep it.

Original paint. Pretty happy with the way it came out.

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Beautiful bike; nice job.
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That turned out great!
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I gave up trying to find the Universal 61 rear brake fitting that attaches to the seat lug.
I got lucky, my first Legnano, a Grand Premio, came with that elusive bracket...

I could not bring myself to fit that well weathered piece, so I solved the problem this way...
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
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Amazing bike
These legnanos are so desireable makes me wonder was it just the paintwork colour that creates that ...
I still dont know,but do enjoy the bike
I believe gino bartali also use to ride this brand
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Legnano = One of the few on my (realistic) bucket list.
I have a set of wheels with Legnano branded hubs waiting for a frameset.
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I had a nice set of original Legnano branded Campy hubs with tubular rims hanging in the garage for 20 + years. For last year's Eroica, I cleaned up the hubs, swapped the tubular rims for a new set of Sun CR18 clincher rims. I've had the Roma since new in 1964, and it has done two Eroica rides, waiting to do its third, whenever that happens.

20 years of garage wall hanging dust.

Cleaned up and shiny.

My 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiad at Eroica 2019 in Cambria.

On the way home from Eroica last year, I picked up a cousin to my Roma, a 1961 Gran Premio for 50!

The $50 GP, cleaned up and finished with $100 Clunker Challenge.
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