Tech Specs: 1951 Legnano Tipo Roma


  • Legnano Frameset
  • Magistroni & Campagnolo Drivetrain
  • Cinelli & F.N. Cockpit
  • Campagnolo & Fiamme Wheelset

Frame:Legnano, traditional Italian lugs, front seat post bolt, fender mounts, steel
Fork:Legnano, minimized square crown, fender mounts, steel
Dropouts:Campagnolo Cambio Corsa, steel
Headset:Magistroni, steel
Handlebar:Cinelli for Legnano, criterium drop, steel
Stem:Cinelli for Legnano, single bolt, steel
Brake Levers:Universal, partially open back, aluminum
Brake Calipers:Universal Tenax, Brev. 36, aluminum
Saddle:F.N. B-17, brass rivets, steel rails
Post:Italian, steel
Crank:Magistroni for Legnano, hollow cotter pins, three bolt spider, steel
Chainring:Magistroni, 48 tooth, steel
Freewheel:Regina GS Corsa, 5 speed, steel
Bottom Bracket:Magistroni, hollow axle, hollow cotter pins, steel
Rear Derailleur:Campagnolo Paris Roubaix, 5 speed, steel
Chain:W.A. Mod. Zenit, steel
Hubs:Campagnolo for Legnano, Gran Sport three piece, Paris Rubaix rear, 36 hole, steel and aluminum
Rims:Fiamme Longhi Red Label, tubular, 700c, 36 hole, aluminum
Tires:Pirelli Gran Premio
Spokes:36X by 3X cross pattern, steel
Pedals:W.A., aluminum
Extras:Silca Pump, aluminum; Gaslo for Legnano Brev. 36 bar plugs, aluminum; red bar wrap, cotton; bar plugs, cork; replacement cable housing
Notes:Olive green finish, red lug lining, chrome head lugs and rear ends, chrome fork crown and tips, brass head badge, red transfer on downtube, white bands with gold trim black outlines around seat tube, Legnano crest inset on center white seat tube band, red “Concessionario Giorgio-Bologna” shop transfer on seat tube, “CT4621” seat lug stamp, very good condition, all original
Size:56cm seat tube center-center, 56cm top tube center-center

Special thanks to Aldo Cavalca for all photos presented herein.

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  1. John Clifford says:

    Back in ’63 – ’64 my parent’s bought me a second hand Legnano race from Joe Whiskers bike shop in Kilburn, London.
    The frame was finished in metalic Blue with elaborate white coach lining on all tubes, had half chrome fork ends an chrome plated front lugs and the peculiar revese seat bolt. The chain set was a square section alloy Campag cotterless one, and the crank arm ends were blanked off. Gears were Campag Gran Sport (both front and rear), with handlebar control levers for both. Pedals were Record with c/p steel frames. Seat pin was a Campag Record with Brookes B17 saddle. Wheels were L/F Campag Record hubs engraved Legnano on 36/36 Fiamme rims with c/p double butted spokes. Tubs were Clement ‘Enwell’. Bars and stem were alloy Ambrosio, and the brakes were Universal side pull with white lever covers. All control cables were secured to the frame with Campag clips. I have a couple of pictures of me racing this machine in the mid sixties, and the photos show good detail of the componentry.
    Hope you found this interesting.
    John Clifford (now in Switzerland)

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