<< ....it is also bears the braze-on specifically for universal mod. 61 brakes. >>
Interesting... How so?
Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA
-----Original Message----- From: coel canth <email@example.com> To: dave martinez <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Larry Myers <email@example.com>; CR List <ClassicRendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 10:07 pm Subject: Re: [CR]Legnano is here- 'before' photos
i recently purchased a roma olimpiade frameset of similar era from a listmember and it also lacks any 'legnano' downtube transfers. i suspect this is the way they originally came during this period. my frame is numbered '268' and it is also bears the braze-on specifically for universal mod. 61 brakes.
the seller's memory of the original purchase seems accurate; based on the components it looks to be ca. 1968 or so.. i would expect them all to be original to the bike. the brooks is date stamped '67, looks like it has a 144bcd crankset (introduced ca. 1968), the cable stop on the front mech. was removed ca. 1967 so i imagine yours is the last version with slotted stop and aluminum arms (as opposed to chromed bronze). i'd also guess the NR rear derailleur is the early version (introduced ca. 1967) just marked 'patent'
andrei padlowski glen ridge, njjj
On 10/20/07, dave martinez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello Larry,
> Congratulations on such a great find.
> Regarding the missing downtube logos...
> Many years ago, I was visiting American Cyclery (When Oscar Juner owned
> it). A customer brings his green Legnano in and asks Oscar if he'd sell it
> for him. The Legnano had no downtube logos. Legnanos of the era had enameled
> logos on the downtube not decals.
> I was very much interested in purchasing it from him as I had been
> looking for a Legnano, but I resisted, because the unique downtube logos
> were so much of the Legnano appeal for me. These days, you can purchase
> presentable downtube decals for your bike.
> David Martinez
> Fremont Ca
> US of A
> Larry Myers <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi, Gang-
> My much-anticipated Legnao 'Tipo Roma' arrived today (2 days early!), and
> I have a few questions for the Legnanophiles in our group...I would like
> some info on the date of manufacture- the seller stated that the bike was
> originally purchased in 1969, at Berkeley Velo-Sport. The Brooks saddle is
> stamped 'A-67', and neither the Campy rear derailleur or the crank arms have
> a date stamp, and the Campy front derailleur is the type with the cable stop
> The serial# is 194...any way to date the bike from these bits of info?
> There is also no 'Legnano' transfer on the downtube, or any sign of one
> ever being there...I have owned several other Legnanos, and this the first
> one I have seen that lacks that detail...
> The tubing is Falck; I have heard of this tubing before, but this is the
> first bike I have owned that actually has the decal on it. How does this
> tubing compare to other classic tubesets?
> Any info would be much appreciated- to see pix of the bike, fresh from
> being unpacked, follow the link below. As you'll see, the bike is in
> remarkably fresh condition- apparently all original except for the bar tape.
> Over the winter, I will completely overhaul & detail it out- look for some
> 'after' pix come springtime. This bike goes nicely with the beautiful '59
> Ideor I just got from Nelson Miller; pix also forthcoming of that bike. I
> now have an early-70s Legnano 'Gran Premio' project (58cm) that I would like
> to pass on to someone with the time to finish it.....not a complete bike- it
> lacks cranks, saddle, post and some other goodies. If you are interested,
> contact me off-list, and we can do some trading.
> Larry Myers
> Portland, OR, USA
> .....where it very abruptly just became winter.
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