This completely original Gran Premio was purchased in October 2017 from its original owner, Dr. Safran of New Jersey who purchased the bike in 1959 (Magistroni cranks stamped 58). This is one of the most original Legnano bikes that I have been able to acquire and only a single nut on the rear Universal brake calliper has gone missing over the years and no component replacements other than the brake lever hoods that will be an easy correction. This Gran Premio is also a unique find in that the original aluminium fenders are still with the bike as well as the original Impero hand pump (not shown above) branded for Legnano.
Universal Mod.51 sidepull brake callipers.
Campagnolo ‘Sport’ low flange hubs front and rear.
Way-Assauto cranks branded for Legnano with original hollow cotter pints.
Here is a blueprint of the bike:
Model: Gran Premio
Serial No: EH2957 (stamped vertically on right side of the seat lug)
Frame Size: 56cm (ctc)
Frame Weight: tbd
Total Weight: tbd
Rear Dropouts: Campagnolo 1010
Front Dropouts: Forged, not branded
Crankset: Way-Assauto ‘Y’ format 50/47 (stamped 59 on inside of the arms)
Bottom Bracket: Way-Assauto
Pedals: Way-Assauto Sprint (short spindle thread) branded for Legnano
Toe Clips: na
Toe Straps: na
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport 1005/2 ‘Matchbox’
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport 1012/4
Shifters: Campagnolo Gran Sport 1014
Hubs: Campagnolo Sport Low Flange 1006/A 36h (stamped Legnano)
Rims: Fiamme Cerchio Elmo Green Label 700c x 36h tubular (no eyelets)
Handlebars: Cinelli steel for Legnano (38cm ctc)
Handlebar Stem: Cinelli steel for Legnano (100mm)
Handlebar End Plugs: Gaslo for Legnano in aluminium
Handlebar Tape: na
Brakeset: Universal Mod.51 sidepull callipers
Seatpost: tba (26.4mm OD)
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