Since the dawn of competitive bicycle racing, Italian frame builders have produced some of the world’s most painstakingly crafted and sought after machines. Of all the Italian brands desired by bicycle aficionados, vintage Masis turn up high or even highest on the list.
Cinelli has it familiar crest, Colnago its ace of clubs, Fuji its stylized mountain, Raleigh its phoenix and Schwinn its four-point star — but Legnano may be the only bicycle company whose headbadge depicts a sword-lofting warrior. The reason why is nothing short of amazing, predictable as it may be in the end.
Legnano Frameset Magistroni & Campagnolo Drivetrain Cinelli & F.N. Cockpit Campagnolo & Fiamme Wheelset
Bianchi Frameset Campagnolo Drivetrain Ambrosio & Coppi Cockpit Campagnolo & Fiamme Wheelset
Cavalieri Frame & Fork Fratelli Brivio & Campagnolo Drivetrain Tecno Tubo Torino & Ideale Cockpit Fratelli Brivio & Nisi Wheelset
Ask any cyclist about their preference of handlebar tape — soft or cushy, black or colored, cork ribbon or fabric — and you’ll receive an array of answers and as many suggestions for your own ride. Ask them what brand they prefer and the majority will have the same answer: Cinelli. But Cinelli’s contributions go well beyond handlebar tape.
– Bianchi Specialissima Frameset – Campagnolo Record Drivetrain – TTT Gran Prix Bar and Stem – Fiamme Red Label Rims – Cinelli Unicanitor Saddle