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, seat and seat post. It should be an easy task to correct these components as most are already in the parts bin with the exception of the fenders.
This Gran Premio is also fitted with the integrated pump ‘umbrella’ clip on the Campagnolo Record down tube shifters and matching cable guide/stop at the BB, a very nice detail for the period. The bike also appears to be fitted with clincher rims for tubes with Schrader valves. I am anticipating the rims will either be Ambrosio or Weinmann and possibly 27 inch rather than 700c, a format that Legnano sometimes used on the Gran Premio models without tubular tires for export to the USA. Here are a few more pics of the bike as I wait for it to arrive.
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