Re: I: [CR]Ebay Outing: Bici da Corsa Legnano 1968

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Subject: Re: I: [CR]Ebay Outing: Bici da Corsa Legnano 1968
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 07:19:16 EST

In a message dated 12/5/2002 12:02:02 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> I have communicated with this fellow a few times over the last month. He did
> not know anything about his bike. He had originally advertised the bike in
> Italy on a free want ad website at 6500 euros. Thinking he had mistakenly
> put one too many zeros, I contacted him. After a number of emails, I
> suggested that he would be lucky to get 2000 euros. Personally, I suggested
> a more appropriate value of perhaps 1000 euros. It is a nice bike but has
> nothing particularly special and does not belong to the period of
> importance
> of Legnano. By the time this bike was produced, Legnano was well-ensconced
> in the Bianchi stable of brands.

Assuming it is a 1968 model, I'm not sure I follow you on this. According to the Legnano page on the CR website this should have been made by Legnano as it's prior to Bianchi entering the picture.

The one on ebay is certainly seems overpriced. It does seem to have the seatpost binder on the front side of seattube though, and it's the "good" color. Would it be too general a statement that if one finds a Legnano with that style of binder it would be safe to assume it's a Legnano made frame vs a Bianchi made one?

Pete Geurds (closet Legnano, Frejus, Torpado fan) Douglassville, PA