[CR]Classic Frejus/Legnano- Why still so cheap?

From: "Jeremy Lieberman" <jeremylieberman@nyc.rr.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 14:25:38 -0500
Subject: [CR]Classic Frejus/Legnano- Why still so cheap?

Can anyone comment on why old Legnano's and Frejus's, that seem to have the same great history as many other classic Italians, and which seem to be of the same classic "road geometry", and seem to last every bit a long (same tubing) as the other known suspects, are worth so much (exponentially so) less? Does anyone here have a classic Legnano/Frejus that they find rides *poorly*?

PS- I recently tried to contact the seller of that 57' Legnano in San Fran, unfortunalely he was unable to get any sort of clear pics to me- so maybe that is why the price was so fair? Also that owner clamed his bike was a "touring" model, I don't think thats so, I've seen several such bikes of the same era with longer wheelbases and more severly racked forks. In fact I seem to remember a listmember here, who once looked the Legnano/Frejus catalogs and found a distinct geometry for touring models up until sometime in the 60's.
Jeremy Lieberman