1948-1949 Tipo Roma Decals

I have been back and forth these past few weeks with a fellow enthusiast discussing the correct decals for a 1949 Tipo Roma.  As we are making some headway on that topic I thought it worth sharing what has been learned.  The query began with this rather unique seat tube decal that by all accounts […]

Regina freewheels

Something that I haven’t written about are freewheels, and specifically Regina freewheels that were the factory fitting on the Gran Premio, Roma Olimpiade and most other Legnano models with multiple gearing. And unlike the history of many other components, Mr. Google hasn’t been able to come up with much in the way of a definitive […]

1952 Frejus Sport Lusso joins the collection

This original and ‘unmolested’ Frejus ‘Sport Lusso’ model (luxury sport in English) has just recently arrived courtesy of her former owner Mario Erlotti of Milan. The production year of this Frejus has been dated to 1951/52 and is fitted with all of its original components with the exception perhaps of the saddle and the tires […]

Serial Number Update: The two numbers stamped on the seat lug are not serial numbers.

The two numbers stamped on the back or right side of the seat lug on Legnano frames produced after 1966 were not serial numbers and by no means should they be confused with ‘team bikes’ or representative of the year the frame was produced or the size of the frame. They also do not reference […]

1960 Mod.50 T.S. joins the collection

This very special and rare Mod.50 T.S. joins the Legnano Collection with my special thanks to Mario Erlotti of Albignano, Italy.  Mario was also responsible for the very fine 1950 Frejus Superleggera that joined the collection in June of 2016.  Mille grazie Mario! The Mod.50 was Legnano’s top-of-the-line ‘Sportivo’ model and there are several fine […]

Wolsit: the Bozzi orphan

On or about 1907, Emilio Bozzi at the age of 34 entered into a business relationship to distribute bicycles with the Milan entrepreneur and industrialist Franco Tosi. Reports suggest that Tosi had acquired some patents from the British automotive company Wolseley and the new venture was named Wolsit, a contraction of the words Wolseley and […]