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LEGNANO Roma Pista Tandem – 1 of 8 bikes made, 57cm (mid 1950s) – SOLD
The name Legnano entered in the world of cycling in 1908, when Emilio Bozzi founded his company “Emilio Bozzi & C”.m based in Milan, Italy. He was a great businessman and had idea was to produce hiqh quality bicycles. In the meanwhile Bozzi acquired several brands like Pearl and Frejus.
“The logo of the Legnano brand is based on the warrior “Alberto da Giussano“. Alberto da Giussano was an Italian legendary Guelph warrior during the wars of the Lombard League against Frederick Barbarossa in 12th century. A tradition, probably fabricated by 14th century Milanese chroniclers, attributes to him the deed of forming the “Company of Death” that defended the Carroccio of the League at the Battle of Legnano.
Legnano was an Italian professional cycling team active from 1908 to 1966. It is ranked as the 6th most successful cycling team in history. Many biggest victories were achieved on Legnano bikes, thanks to biggest champions of the cycling history like Alfredo Binda, Learco Guerra, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi and Ercole Baldini. The team participated in the Giro di Italia 46 times, won the team classification 11 times and earned 135 stage wins.
From the 1930’s to the mid 1950’s, the top road bike from Legnano was the Tipo Roma. To commemorate Ercole Baldini’s gold medal in the road race at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Legnano changed the name to the Roma Olimpiade. Baldini also won the World Hour Record in Milan on a Legnano in 1956, breaking the time that was set by Fausto Coppi on a Legnano in 1942. The Roma and later the Roma Olimpiade was mostly equipped with full Campagnolo trim was a top racing machine for decades.
Proudly presenting this extraordinary Italian track machine – LEGNANO Roma Pista Tandem which dates back to mid 1950s. It shines in iconic Legnano paintjob with beautiful Legnano head badge on the head tube. Easy to recognise special geometry, special reinforcements, special parts. No much words needed.
Iconic and very collectible!
Frame & Fork: Legnano Pista Tandem
-seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
-top tube (c-c): 114 cm
-headset tube: 16.5 cm
-standover: 82 cm
Hubs: F.B. Pista
Chain: Passo humber
Pedals: Campagnolo Record Pista 1st gen
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: cotton, red
Condition: Used, but good condition. New paint. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Era: mid 1950s
Price: SOLD (March 2023)