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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:58 pm 
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=118288

Anyone know anything about this frame? What material is it likely to be? Is it likely to be light?

Anyone in London able to help with getting it up north to a northern monkey who is scared of anything south of the M62?

Ta muchley

Stephen


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:53 pm 
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I most certainly can help.

I do London/ Leeds trips every month or so but you would have to wait for me to do one, I wont make a trip especially :)

(Live in London & from Leeds)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:34 pm 
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:D

Now just for some info on the frame


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Legnano were/are a quality frame........I know they make modern ones again, but the older ones were better/lighter as far as I know.......Only going off what a friend tells me (he owns an old bike shop)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Ta muchley :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:43 pm 
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This frame is from the late 70's or early 80's and is built with Falck tubing. The tubing is on a par with Reynolds 531. At the time, these frames were built by Bianchi who had bought up the Legnano name. Legnano bikes from earlier times are often considered as high collectibles as many famous riders like Gino Bartali rode them to fame and victory. If I am remembering correctly, the owner of the company was assasinated by the Red Brigades during the "anni di piombo" (the leaden years).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:49 pm 
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Thank you for your help with this


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