Nick, I have a 1961 Mod. Roma Olympiad which was purchased in Portland by a runner who was prescribed bicycling for therapy after some manner of running incident. Used it for mere weeks and then stored it, eventually in a San Diego attic from whence I rescued it. It has not been hot-rodded or modified in any way so far as I could ascertain. It is Campy with Universal levers and Weinmann calipers. The bars and stem are Ambrosio. The saddle is one of those narrow-railed Brooks "Campagnolo" models.
Ken Wehrenberg, Hermann, MO
Nick Zatezalo wrote:
I will present an example of what I think is the most original bicycle I cu= rrently own. It is a late 50's -early 60s lightly used Legnano Roma which I purchased from the grandson of the origin= al owner. The owner lived in England and even though the frame is Italian i= n origin; the bottom bracket and headset have British threads. All componen= ts are period correct for the era and all appear to be what was in the Legn= ano catalogue, but the brake calipers are Universal Mod.61 and the brake le= vers are Balilla. The bar/stem is a badged steel Cinelli with steel handleb= ars.[These do not appear as standard items in the Legnano catalogue]=20
I have every reason to believe this bike is as it was sold 40+ years ago bu= t how can you really know?
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