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freemanelli 01-24-11 09:27 AM

legnano super sport
I am looking for more information about a Legnano bicycle from the early sixties called the super sport. I know it is not one of the top models, but i would like to know where it fell in the product line. It has a campy gransport drivetrain, campy hubs (tipo?), universal centerpulls, and magistroni crankset with the customary green finnish and polished lug work. It feels too light and rides too nice for a gaspipe bike so imagine it is chromo but any ideas what kind???? any and all info is appreciated.

T-Mar 01-24-11 10:19 AM

Given the era, there's a good chance it's Falck tubing. What's the seat post diameter?

TIOS 01-24-11 11:51 AM

Here is a link to a Catch of the day part II (dos) thread I have about a Legnano Super Sport I picked up a few years back. Post # 1744 about 3/4 of the way down the page. Lots of comments about it so read on down from there. Can you include some photos of yours?

I wasn't able to find any definitive info about the frame tubing (thanks for that Falck tubing tidbit T-Mar!) and there is practically nothing online about this lower model aside from it just being mentioned. Good luck with yours freemanelli and welcome to BikeForums!

freemanelli 01-24-11 08:43 PM

ok, the fork was a little off-center so i am getting the fork straightened on the bike and will pick it up tomorrow to get seat post diameter.

cb400bill 01-24-11 09:04 PM

I have been told that my early 60's Legnano Tipo Roma was made from Falck steel tubing.

Here is a link to a short article about Falck on the website "Italian Cycling Journal". http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspo...ian-steel.html

freemanelli 01-25-11 09:30 AM

the seatpost diameter is 26.4 and i pushed the seatpost down as far as it would go -about 4 inches or so- without hitting anything so i guess it is not reamed out? Thanks for the all the info. so far!

T-Mar 01-25-11 10:49 AM

Given the post diameter, Falck is the most likely candidate. Based on references in old Italian literature, it appears to have been the most common tubing for mid-range Italian bicycles, prior to Columbus' introduction of Aelle. Legnano was a known user of Falck and I've always considered by circa 1961 Legnano Gran Premio, which uses a 26.4mm post, to be made from Falck tubing.

freemanelli 01-25-11 12:14 PM

Thanks T-mar. I have never been a member here until recently, but I have scoured your posts about gitanes and the tdfs for priceless information. Does anyone out there have any legnano catalog scans from the early 60s? I have done some searching but have come up empty for scans of the mid-range legnanos.

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