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Legnano Pista - 1960

Submitted by Chris Wimpey


1960 Legnano Pista; 60cm ctt seat tube, 56.5cm ctc top tube, 40cm chainstays, Wheelbase: 98cm
Rims are Fiamme Red Label on Campagnolo Pista hubs; 36H Stella spokes, tied and soldered; tires are Kenda Domestique tubulars. Modern, since I ride it on the track
Chainset Campagnolo Pista 48T with Campagnolo Pista bottom bracket
Pedals Campagnolo Pista
Gears  Single-speed fixed 14T giving 92.6" gear
Brakes N/A
Stem/Bars Cinelli steel 100mm, with Cinelli steel Pista handlebar: Headset: I believe it is the original Way Assauto, which I have had re-chromed. It came out very nicely. With new ball bearings it is very smooth.
Saddle Selle Italia Flite that I re-covered. I learned a lot on that project! It is a great way to save a saddle
Extra details The bike rides very well and compares favorably with my 1965 Cinelli Pista.
Brian Baylis did the paint, in his typical historically-faithful manner. He really knows the nuances of these bikes, and it shows in the details. For example, I learned exactly how the head badge was originally riveted on. I also did all the masking for the panels, which is tedious but rewarding work. Since the original down tube logotype was a stencil, Brian had a stencil made for the repaint. Just the kind of authentic touch that makes his work so great. 

Drive showing Campagnolo Pista chainset and pedals plus paintwork detail

Rear triangle including Legnano seat clamp in front of seat cluster
plus seat tube detail

Head tube and fork crown showing unique Legnano head badge correctly rivetted

Cinelli steel stem and steel Pista bars with re-plated Way Assauto headset

Way Assauto
Legnano as I found it, and it's first build prior to riding.