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Vintage Legnano -- Year? Model?

Old 06-21-14, 05:27 PM
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Vintage Legnano -- Year? Model?

Hey there guys!
I have just bought a very nice Legnano, but as i don't know alot about italian bicycle's i thought you could help me out determining its model and year.

I think everything on it is original, what do you think? I know it has been badly re-painted.



Thanks a lot, you rock
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Old 06-21-14, 05:49 PM
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Also the seat lug has a serial number that is: C6 2748 or could be CG 2748
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Old 06-21-14, 05:54 PM
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Give Paolo an email. He knows a lot about city bikes.

This is his blog, Bici Classiche
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Thanks a lot iab! I have just sent him an email
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Anyone else knows something about legnano bikes? Any help is good
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I have several Legnanos in my collection, the oldest being circa 1949/1950, newest about 1972ish. My oldest has a serial number of CU983_ with last digit worn away. Yours would be around 1948-49. Nice find, first I've ever seen.


For more info, go here: Legnano serial number chart
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On Paolo's site is this, Bici Classiche : Legnano 1949

A 1949 with serial number CG1706. That would put yours at 1949/1950. That bike and your bike share the push-up type of front brake.

I don't think your handlebars are original. They would be unusual for Legnano bars if you look at the catalogs from the era. You are also missing the the chainguard but those come up often on Italian ebay.
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Originally Posted by iab
On Paolo's site is this, Bici Classiche : Legnano 1949A 1949 with serial number CG1706. That would put yours at 1949/1950. That bike and your bike share the push-up type of front brake.I don't think your handlebars are original. They would be unusual for Legnano bars if you look at the catalogs from the era. You are also missing the the chainguard but those come up often on Italian ebay.
The handlebars are Giorgia, they are not supposed to be Giorgia? Some other parts of the bike are Giorgia as well, like the breaks. Yeah i notice the chainguard and the front badge are missing as well. To bad!
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Can someone put a price on it as well? It will be good reference if i want to sell it in the near futureThanks for your help as always
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Originally Posted by juliandorado
The handlebars are Giorgia, they are not supposed to be Giorgia? Some other parts of the bike are Giorgia as well, like the breaks. Yeah i notice the chainguard and the front badge are missing as well. To bad!
It would have likely come with Legnano branded handlebars.

As for price, that is for the appraisal forum, but I would hazard a guess of $100-$200.
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