SERIAL NUMBER LIST & PHOTOS

A picture is worth a thousand words as they say, so I thought the best way to compile a listing of Legnano serial numbers was where and when I could acquire an image of the bike and its serial number. And so for many years now that is what I have done.

In some cases the listings and their images have come to me from readers and in other cases I have downloaded eBay listings in various countries as well as miscellaneous internet postings of Legnano bicycles of all types and condition.

Why the photos, don’t you trust people? I do trust people, especially cyclists, however the photos diffuse the issue for everyone and it’s only one more click of the camera.  More importantly,the production date is one piece of useful information whereas a photo also speaks to the bike’s current condition and how it is configured today.

As there is no formal ‘production log’ from the Legnano factory in existence that I am aware of, it begs the question as to how I came to arrive at dates for each of the serial numbers. The answer to that question comes out of the totality of my research that is summarized in the post, What year and model is this Legnano?.

In almost all cases I have decided to bracket or frame the production date by two years (ie. 1960-61) as there are too many factors involved to pin the date to a specific year. Where the production year is certain, an asterisk follows the date (ie. 1946*). Another exception are the Legnano team bikes that carried a different serial number format that included that actual year of production. Serial numbers for the team bikes follow the listing for the commercial production.

I have also started to put the serial numbers in bold (ie. BO5289) for those bikes that I believe are original or essentially unaltered from their original factory production. It is impossible to be absolutely certain of a bike’s originality as a wheel or pedal could have been replaced as little as a week or two after the bike was first purchased.  That said, my aim here is not to legitimize any bike’s originality but rather to provide an ‘essentially’ accurate reference (to the best of my knowledge) for those enthusiasts that are working on a period correct restoration.  Uncertainties are noted in the comments at the bottom of the images.

There are also some bikes on this list that are in museums and in personal collections, including my own, where the history is extremely clear and the serial numbers of these Legnanos have been used as benchmarks to frame the listing.  Having said that, almost all of the dates could be disputed plus or minus a year and another reason why I wanted to include the photos of the bikes should anyone want to consider the dating for themselves.

Even in the case of an original owner with the original bill of sale, the date may not be the actual production date as bikes often laid over from one year to the next, possibly even a few years in those days, until the distributor or shop had a buyer.

In the interests of personal privacy and the expressed request of some owners, I have not included the names of the people that own these bikes and actually I do not see any real value in publishing this information anyway.

If any reader would like to contribute to the listing, please send me photos of the bike including a photo of the serial number along with any comments or questions to: info@condorino.com

In addition to the serial number listing below, there is also a very good registry of Legnano bicycles on the Historical Cycling Registry (R.S.C.) of Italy.  Here is the link to that website.

 

Legnano Serial Numbers from 1946 – 1966:

Ser.No

BO5289
BS2611
BU5609
CB2675
CB3392
CC3696
CE4289
CE9875
CH5108
CL1597
CQ3886
CR3080
CT4671
CT4916
CU5902
DA3144
DB9447
DD3022
DE5992
DG  651
DG3752
DI2355
DI3473
DI8226
DL6183
DL7626
DM4531
DM6706
DN3831
DP1094
DT6756
DV3902
DX4062
DX7460
EA6250
EB1056
EC3383
EC4189
ED6158
EE7074
EG1843
EG3165
EG6142
EH3481
EI4477
EI6678
EL7181
EM2594
EM6883
EM7883
EN1065
EN6026
EN7982
EO1935
EO3753
EP1443
EP8445
EP9460
EQ1897
EQ2938
ER1725
ER3937
ER4796
ER9321
ES2603
ES6875
ES7557
ET3690
EU2938
EU3276
EU9494
EU9539
EV8328
EV9135
EX2224
EX3257
EX3632
EX3658
EX6024
EY3152
EZ5535
FB 6390
FB 8278
FC 6837
FC 7951
FD 1244
FD 2202
FE 5187
FF 5880
FF 9402
FG 356
FI _312
FL 7436
FL 7605
FL 7744
FL 9184
FM 4630
FM 6883
FM 9173
FN 3516
FN 3525
FN 4193
FO  434
FO 3517
FO 6157
FP 1246
FQ1709
FQ 6853
FR 2262
FR 5314
FS 1113
Year

1946*
1947
1947
1947-1948
1948-1949
1948-1949
1949
1949
1949
1949-1950
1950
1950-1951
1951
1950-1951
1952
1952
1952
1952
1952
1952-1953
1952-1953
1952-1953
1953
1953
1953-1954
1953-1954
1953-1954
1954
1954*
1954-1955
1955
1955-1956
1956-1957
1956-1957
1957-1958
1957-1958
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1959-1960
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1960-1961
1961*
1961*
1961
1961
1961
1961
1961*
1961*
1961
1961-1962
1961-1962
1962
1962
1963
1963
1963
1962
1962-1963
1963
1962-1963
1963
1963
1963-1964
1963-1964
1963-1964
1963-1964
1963-1964
1963-1964
1963-1964
1964
1964
1964
1964-1965
1964-1965
1964-1965
1964-1965
1965
1965
1966*
1966*
1966

Model

Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
City Bike
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
na
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Mod.38
Tipo Roma
Mod.02
Mod.42
Mod.35 Signora
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Signora
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
City Bike
Tipo Roma
unknown
Roma Olimpiade
Signora
Condorino
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.50
Gran Premio
Gran Premio
Roma Olimpiade
na
Mod.50
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.50
Mod.09 Signora
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.50
Signora
Gran Premio
Signora
Roma Olimpiade
Roma Olimpiade
Roma Olimpiade
Roma Olimpiade
Roma Olimpiade
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.50
Mod.50
Roma Olimpiade
Gran Premio
City Bike
Mod.50
Mod.02
Mod.50
Mod.50
Mod.50
Mod.50
Mod.50 TS
Gran Premio
Pista
Gran Premio
Gran Premio
Gran Premio
Mod.50
Pista
Roma Olimpiade
Gran Premio
Gran Premio
Mod.02 est.
Mod.02
na
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.09 Signora
Mod.45 Signora
Roma Olimpiade
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.02
Gran Premio
Mod.02
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.05 Signora
Mod.44
Gran Premio
Mod.54 Corsa
Mezza Corsa | Sportivo
Mezza Corsa
Gran Premio
Gran Premio
Roma Olimpiade
Gran Premio
Gran Premio
Mod.50
Pista
Gran Premio ?
Mod.50
Autocamping
Mod.02
Gran Premio
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.50 TS
Gran Premio


Legnano Serial Numbers from 1970 – 1974:

Year
1971
1972
1972

Model
Specialissima
Mod.54 | Gran Premio
Gran Premio


Legnano Roma Olimpiade ‘Columbus SL’ Bikes:

Ser.No
101 C
Year
1967*

Model
Roma Olimpiade

Legnano Roma Olimpiade ‘Reynolds 531’ Bikes:

Ser.No
414 R
1328 R
1420 R
1539 R
1600 R
6168 R
6194 R
Year
1969
1970
1970
1973
1973-1974
1974-1975
1973-1975

Model
Roma Olimpiade
Specialissima
Specialissima
Specialissima
Specialissima
Specialissima
Specialissima

Legnano Factory Team Bikes:

Year
1929
1937
1941
1946
1947
1948
1957

Model
Corsa
Corsa
Pista
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Roma Olimpiade