Serial Number Update: Legnano and Frejus 5-digit numbers in the early 1970’s. Were they a shared sequence?

A lot was changing at Emilio Bozzi S.p.A. along with many of the other traditional Italian brands in the early 1970’s as the Japanese invasion hit full stride in response to a burgeoning North American ‘bike boom’ that exceeded the production capacity of European manufacturers.  Along with Cinelli, Bottechia, Olmo and Bianchi, the top models […]

Feature of the week: 1967 Roma Olimpiade

We are into the winter months now and I have just finished a light restoration of my 1967 Roma Olimpiade that began earlier in the year. This bike came to me from Peter Rossbaum and it is listed in the menu on the right for more of the background. And I have already written about the Columbus […]

1961 Gran Premio joins the collection

It is always exciting when a new Legnano joins the collection.  This 1961 Gran Premio is currently en route from San Leandro, California courtesy of our friend eBay. Until it arrives only partial details are available however much of the bike appears to be original with the exception of the fenders, brake cable housing, pedals, […]