1972 Frejus Campione del Mondo joins the collection

Frejus is one of the big historic Italian brands that was founded by Emmo Gelfi in 1896 and acquired by Emilio Bozzi S.p.A. in 1946, joining the Legnano and Wolsit brands and production. The Campione del Mondo was the top road model for Frejus having won 11 World Championships and counting by 1958.  This 1972 […]

Serial Number Update: Legnano and Frejus 5-digit numbers in the early 1970’s. Were they a shared sequence?

A lot was changing at Emilio Bozzi S.p.A. along with many of the other traditional Italian brands in the early 1970’s as the Japanese invasion hit full stride in response to a burgeoning North American ‘bike boom’ that exceeded the production capacity of European manufacturers.  Along with Cinelli, Bottechia, Olmo and Bianchi, the top models […]

Feature of the week: 1967 Roma Olimpiade

We are into the winter months now and I have just finished a light restoration of my 1967 Roma Olimpiade that began earlier in the year. This bike came to me from Peter Rossbaum and it is listed in the menu on the right for more of the background. And I have already written about the Columbus […]