1958 Gran Premio joins the collection

This one-owner 1958-1959 Gran Premio (ser.no. EH2957) is on it’s way to Toronto from New Jersey in the coming days. As I have mentioned before, true one-owner bikes are becoming increasingly harder to find as time goes on and particularly bikes that have not been modified or upgraded over the years as this one. The […]

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, […]

Not just Falck tubing, Legnano also built with Mannesmann-Dalmine tubing

I have started a light restoration or cleanup of my 1946 Legnano Tipo Roma. With all of the components removed I was able to take a closer look at the frame construction and was surprised to find the logo (above photo) stamped on the underside of the down tube close to the head lug. “That’s not […]

Building up the 1979 Competizione

My preference in building ‘The Legnano Collection’ has been to focus on acquiring complete and original bikes, and from the original owner if possible. This 1978-79 Legnano Competizione frame set has been one of the few exceptions. There is nothing particularly special about this frame, however I must admit that the colour caught my eye and it […]