rusty bodie wrote:
i always wanted one like Maurizio's World Champ winning bike - awesome colour scheme and just a beautiful looking bike built up..anyone got one? (the silence is deafening!)
..not all fat, ugly oversized things that you see out on the road today, invariably painted black or white!!
You do realize that by the time that Fondriest was riding Legnano that the company had been completed gutted and was nothing more than a sub-brand of Bianchi, produced by Bianchi. The real Legnano bikes more or less died out in the 60's after having reached their prime during the Bartali years. I used to own a cambio corsa equipped Legnano and it was indeed a very nice bike, but not quite up to the workmanship levels of similar-aged Benotto or Bianchi bikes that I have owned. I also owned a very lovely team-issue Legnano from 1969-70 with Campagnolo vertical dropouts (one of the oldest bikes that I have ever seen with these drop-outs).