Re: [CR]Legnano team 1960


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Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 12:04:56 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Legnano team 1960
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Fred Rafael Rednor wrote:
>
> > Sometimes a manufacturer's team bikes had decals on
> > the headtube instead of headbadges like their production
> > bikes of the same period, for whatever reason.
> Perhaps because the frames are actually built by a contract
> frame builder?

Yes, the frames might actually be built by a different builder than the name on the downtube, but I assume if they could get decals then they could get the headbadge as well.

Maybe a more likely reason would be that the headbadge wasn't "necessary" and a decal would do just fine? Needless ornamentation and weight for a race machine?

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, California http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, T-shirts and Campagnolo Timeline)