Legnano Pista - 1960
by Chris Wimpey
60cm ctt seat tube,
56.5cm ctc top tube,
|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
48T with Campagnolo Pista bottom bracket
fixed 14T giving 92.6" gear
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.
||Selle Italia Flite
that I re-covered. I learned a lot on that project! It is a great way
to save a saddle
||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