The Bikes:

An extensive website on vintage bicycles that includes the CR Legnano Serial Number Registry.

An Italian blog that includes Legnano bicycles, catalogs and misc. items.

Registro Storico Cicli
The website of the Historical Cycling Registry of Italy.  Super resource.

An online blog that features a nice selection of vintage Legnano photos.

Here you can find a number of Legnano (and Bianchi) replacement parts including the seat post bolts.

The Flying Scott
Good article on the first Campagnolo ‘FB’ hubs and QR development.

Italian Cycling Journal
An English translation of the history of the Gruppo Falck tubing company on Italian Cycling Journal.

How to Date Campagnolo Record Pedals
A good article on Lecycleur.com with photos that walks you through the Campy pedal timeline from 1958-1987.

How to Date Universal Brakes
One of the best references for Universal brakes from the Mod.35 in 1935 to the Mod.68 in 1968 on Classic Lightweight UK.

Magistroni Cranksets
I very nice history of Magistroni on the Velo Aficianado website including the transition of the Magistroni logo.

Campy Timeline
The original Campagnolo timeline and links to the catalogs.  Lasted edited September 24, 2009


The Place:

A great historical sketch of the Italian town and comune in the province of Milan (Lombardy) where it all began.


The People:

Bartali, Sei Grande! 
Original film coverage of the 1948 Tour de France (commentary in Italian).

Coppi e Bartali, Bartali e Coppi
A very good article on one of the greatest rivalries in competitive cycling, with photographs and video clips.

Cycle Ranking
A website that includes the overall results/members of the Legnano Team from 1906 to 1966.

El Secreto de Gino Bartali
A television special on the great Gino Bartali with some unique historical photos (commentary in Italian).

Ercole Baldini, un fuoriclasse troppo precoce
Ercole Baldini, A Champion too early

Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali – Challenge of the Century
A documentary video of the two champions narrated by Phil Ligget.

Gino Bartali 1914-2000
Obituary by Tim Hilton in The Guardian

Gino Bartali a Treviglio per ricevere il “Calice d’Oro”
January 1991 interview and presentation of the ‘Golden Goblet’ to Gino Bartali (commentary in Italian).

Gino Bartali: Il campione e l’eroe
RAI 2 television documentary in Italian.

Gino Bartali: The cyclist who saved Jews in wartime Italy
BBC News Article by Peter Crutchley, Belfast