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. 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.

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

Legnano Serial Numbers from 1946 – 1966:

Year

1946*
1947
1947
1947-1948
1948-1949
1948-1949
1949
1949
1950
1950-1951
1951
1950-1951
1952
1952
1952
1952
1952
1952-1953
1952-1953
1953
1953
1954
1954*
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
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*
1961-1962
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*

Model

Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
Tipo Roma
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
Tipo Roma
Condorino
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.50
Gran Premio
Gran Premio
Roma Olimpiade
na
Mod.50
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.50
Mod.09 Signora
Roma Olimpiade
Gran Premio
Signora
Roma Olimpiade
Roma Olimpiade
Roma Olimpiade
Roma Olimpiade
Roma Olimpiade
Mod.50
Gran Premio
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
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

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