The first days of Legnano and Frejus in America: Tommy Avenia, Gene Portuesi, Ben Lawee and Paul Kent

In putting this collection of bikes together, there are several names that continue to resurface with the Legnano and Frejus brands. These were the guys that first brought these wonderful Italian ‘superbikes’ and they were called to America. Most of this history and what I am about to post pre-dates my beginnings as a cyclist […]

Who killed Emilio Bozzi?

A hand just went up in the virtual audience and I heard someone say, “The Brigate Rosse killed Emilio Bozzi in 1974”. It may be a little anti-climatic to give away the plot straight off, however the truth is that no one killed Emilio Bozzi.  Emilio Bozzi was born in Milan in 1873 and he died in […]