Way-Assauto or Magistroni: Who produced the cranksets for Legnano? Part 2

Updated July 11, 2020 The first part of this article relied primarily on the 335 page parts catalog published by Emilio Bozzi SpA in 1950.  As discussed, there was a remarkable similarity in the overall design of steel cranksets for several decades and most people would require a brand engraving to tell one from the […]

Way-Assauto or Magistroni: Who produced the cranksets for Legnano? Part 1

Throughout the various posts and pages of this website, I have taken the position that the cranksets fitted to the Legnano corsa models and some of the top sportivo models were produced by Way-Assauto.  The conclusion thus far has been based primarily on the chainring design and what would appear to have been a well […]

S.A. Fiamme of Milano

Update January 10, 2018 A fellow Legnano enthusiast in the Netherlands is in the process of restoring an early Tipo Roma cambio corso model and the online conversation turned to the period-correct rims for his project. And with that an interest on my part to update the site with some additional background on one of […]