This is one of my favourite ‘condorinos’, a Legnano Mod.44 Sportivo that I acquired from Richard Golden of Petaluma, California. Richard bought the bike from Grant Peterson of Rivendale Bicycles who acquired it from a service man in the Bay area that brought it home with him from Italy. You rarely come across a Sportivo model in North America as Legnano only imported the Roma Olimpiade and Gran Premio race bikes. This Leganano dates from 1963 based on the serial number (FI 312) and the matching date stamps on the inside arms of the steel Magistroni cranks (63). This ‘condorino’ has its original paint and all its original fittings with the exception of the new Brooks B17 saddle (one of the very few non-Italian parts that Legnano used on their bikes), the new old stock Way-Assauto pedals (original spec) and also the new old stock, cream Pirelli tires.