1969 Roma Olimpiade


This Roma came to me in September 2011 from its then present owner Robert D. Freeman of Seattle, Washington. I have dated this Roma based on the serial number, the ’69 stampings on the inside of the Legnano branded Magistroni crank arms, the various components and the frame finishing details. Unique to this late 60s Roma is the Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing construction that was a special order beginning in 1966.

Here is a complete blueprint of the bike:

Model: Roma Olimpiade
Year: 1969
Serial No: 414 R (underside of bb)
Frame Size: 56cm (ctc)
Tubing: Reynolds 531 double-butted
Original Paint Finish: 8.5/10
Dropouts: Campagnolo 1010
Crankset: Magistroni branded for Legnano with TA chainring conversion
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo
Pedals: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Toe Clips: Christophe (nos)
Toe Straps: Christophe (nos)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1052
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1020
Downtube Shifters: Campagnolo Record 1014
Freewheel: Regina Extra (14-16-18-21-24)
Chain: Regina Extra
Hubs: Gnutti High Flange 36h branded for Legnano)
Rims: Ambrosio high-pressure clincher (nos)
Tires: VeloFlex 700c x 22mm high-pressure clincher
Handlebars: Ambrosio Champion
Handlebar Stem: Ambrosio Champion branded for Legnano
Handlebar Tape:  Brooks black leather
Headset: Campagnolo Record 1039
Brakeset: Universal Mod.51 Sidepull Brev. 453949
Brake cable clips: Campagnolo
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 1044
Seat: Cinelli black suede
Water Bottle Cage: REG (nos)
Overall Weight: 10.88kg – 24.0lbs w pedals and clips/straps

Sold in August 2021 to a fellow enthusiast.

2 thoughts on “1969 Roma Olimpiade

    • Hello,
      Thanks for writing. I see from you email address that you are in the UK. First, a kind word to everyone in the UK during this difficult time of crisis and my best wishes that you and your family are well.

      As for your inquiry, are you looking for the market value of this 1969 Legnano Roma (or others that may be similar) or are you interested in purchasing it?

      Best regards and be well,

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