[CR]Legnano questions and longshot parts request

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From: "Otis" <otis@otisrecords.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 16:59:42 -0800
Subject: [CR]Legnano questions and longshot parts request

I picked up a very nice Legnano Roma today that I'm assuming is a '58 or '59? But would like to hear from others as I'm not very familiar with pre 70's bikes.

The crankset is the first Record type with the raised pedal lip and dust-caps on the pedal holes. My first LONGSHOT parts request, the right crank arm is missing the dust-cap. Anybody have a spare?

The hubs are mismatched. The front is a Legnano badged HF Record, the rear is a LF 3-piece Gran Sport. My second LONGSHOT parts request, anybody have a rear HF legnano badged Record hub?

The Q/R levers are not "open C", I saw in Chuck's timeline this was change was around '59?

I'm not familar with this style Campy headset (photo below). I found an example on a Japanese site but could not read the description, and the babble-trans was nonsensical. Will this headset help date the bike?

The frame lacks the threaded bung on the back of the seat-tube for the rear center-pull stop, so I'm assuming the side-pulls are original to the bike? I've not seen a Roma without this, but again I'm not too familiar with these.

Here's some photos. I'm looking for comments that would confirm the year built and what is most likely original to the bike. I'm going to do a mechanical rebuild and try to make it as original as possible (it's killing me to not part this one out!).










Thanks in advance, Jon Williams
Grants Pass OR USA