Re: [CR]Legnano-green: how to get the exact color?

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From: "Aldo Ross" <>
To: "Rita Van Dingenen" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Legnano-green: how to get the exact color?
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 07:20:59 -0400

Legnano's used several different paint combinations to achieve their vibrant chartreuse color. I've seen translucent yellow over an olive green base color, translucent olive-green over silver, translucent yellow over light blue-green, translucent yellow-green over grey primer. Others?...

The color fluctuated over the years, sometimes more yellow, sometimes more green. Matching a "Legnano" Silca might work, but maybe buying or borrowing a Legnano frame to match it too might give you better results.

Hope this helps.

Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio

----- Original Message -----
From: Rita Van Dingenen
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 4:04 AM
Subject: [CR]Legnano-green: how to get the exact color?

>I know some list members have been (or are currently) restoring
> Legnano frames in the classic 'chartreuse' green color. My question
> is: how do you get the color right? Is there a known Legnano-green
> color standard? Or is it a matter of craftmanship, mixing your own
> color until looks right? I am about to have my Legnano Roma Olimpiade
> repainted. I have a NOS Legnano-green Silca pump (always stored in
> paper bag) which I would use as a model for the frame color. Is this a
> good idea?
> Thanks for your input.
> Rita Van Dingenen
> Besozzo (VA), Italy