[CR]Another misidentified Legnano on Italian eBay

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

From: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 14:29:18 -0400
Subject: [CR]Another misidentified Legnano on Italian eBay

Seems like everyone thinks their Legnano is from the 1950s! This time its a original chartreuse bike of unknown model, with cattycorner binder bolt, possibly Campy dropouts, Universal "Extra" mod.51 brake calipers, but with braze-on brake and der cable guides, and low-end 70s model derailleurs, stem, cranks, hubs, etc.

I've posted two pics from the seller to the my Legnano album:



Looks like the brake cable housings might be waffle pattern - how wonder how late were they still using these in Italy?

Note the late style logo on the downtube "sticker", headtube "sticker" or decal instead of brass badge, no chrome except crown, Unica-style saddle, short-point lugs. I think the rear derailleur says "STS". The tires, rims, and brake levers are recent additions.

My guess is early-1970s. Anyone else?

Aldo Ross
BlueBall, Ohio