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Legnano Pista - 1960

Submitted by Chris Wimpey

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Frame
1960 Legnano Pista; 60cm ctt seat tube, 56.5cm ctc top tube, 40cm chainstays, Wheelbase: 98cm
Wheels
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. 


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Drive showing Campagnolo Pista chainset and pedals plus paintwork detail


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


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


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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.