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1961 Gran Premio joins the collection

It is always exciting when a new Legnano joins the collection.  This 1961 Gran Premio is currently en route from San Leandro, California courtesy of our friend eBay. Until it arrives only partial details are available however much of the bike appears to be original with the exception of the fenders, brake cable housing, pedals, […]

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Who killed Emilio Bozzi?

A hand just went up in the virtual audience and I heard someone say, “The Brigate Rosse killed Emilio Bozzi in 1974”. It may be a little anti-climatic to give away the plot straight off, however the truth is that no one killed Emilio Bozzi.  Emilio Bozzi was born in Milan in 1873 and he died in […]

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Not just Falck tubing, Legnano also built with Mannesmann-Dalmine tubing

I have started a light restoration or cleanup of my 1946 Legnano Tipo Roma. With all of the components removed I was able to take a closer look at the frame construction and was surprised to find the logo (above photo) stamped on the underside of the down tube close to the head lug. “That’s not […]