Re: [CR]Legnano Q: Tipo Roma vs. Mod. Roma Olympiade

Example: History:Norris Lockley
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 10:48:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Jay Van De Velde" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Legnano Q: Tipo Roma vs. Mod. Roma Olympiade
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The top Legnano model of the 1930s through the early 1950's was the Tipo Roma. When Ercole Baldini won the 1956 Olympic gold medal in the road race at the Melbourne Games, the model name was changed to Roma Olimpiade to commemorate his win. Jay Van De Velde Seal Beach,CA

Don Wilson <> wrote: CR members refer to Tipo Romas and to Mod. Roma Olympiades. Are we talking about the same model, or different models? The Rome Olympic games were held in 1960. Clearly the Mod. Roma Olympiade had to come at that time or later. Were Tipo Romas built before 1960, or are these two Legnanos entirely different modelos? My Mod. Roma Olypiade has no letter and number serial number on the seat tube as so many other Legnanos have. Instead, it has 255 on the bottom of the bottom bracket shell. Perhaps Mod. Roma Olympiades had a separate numbering system on the bottom bracket shell. Can anyone comment. This might be one small step in clarifying the obscurities of Legnano's S/N system.

Don Wilson Los Olivos, CA

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