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Legnano Roma Olympiade - 1967

Owned by: Mario Romeo (Australia)

Legnano Roma - Mario Romeo RB1


Frame
1967 Legnano Roma Olympiade, frame size 22" seat tube, 22.5" top tube (This model is the Legnano Roma Olympiade, which was named to commemorate the win of Ercole Baldini's Olympic gold medal in 1956 , prior to this they were called Legnano Tipo Roma.)
Wheels
Fiamme red label 36/36 with Legnano pantographed hubs Campagnolo H/F
Chainset Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Pedals Campagnolo
Gears Campagnolo Nuovo Record 10spd
Brakes Universal 61 centre-pull
Stem/Bars Legnano pantographed stem (Cinelli) with Steel Cinelli Giro d' Italia bars
Saddle Brooks
Extra details The Legnano is all original  as it came to me, only the bars and wheels were sourced, the rest was all cleaned up and original.
I was told it dates 1967, the rear Nuovo Record derailleur that it came with has no year stamped only the words "Patent", these were introduced in 1967.
The other factor which makes this a little more unique is that it has a very low serial number of 36, (included a picture) last owner didn't know any history but it could have been reserved  as a special build.

Legnano Roma Mario Romeo RB 2
Legnano showing head lugs, Campagnolo hubs, Universal levers, Cinelli (Legnano) stem and bars

Legnano Roma Mario Romeo RB 3 Legnano Roma Mario Romeo RB 4
Left: rear view showing frame number, clamping bolt to front of seat tube and Universal QR hanger which bolts into a braze-on boss
Right: Legnano, Universal 61 centre-pull brake, front QR hanger and Legnano badge

Legnano Roma Romeo RB6
Legnano catalogue, early 60's with Mod. Roma
Campagnolo version with Gran Sport rear and
front ('Matchbox') changers

Legnagno-roma-romeo RB5
Legnano catalogue, early 60's with Mod. Roma
Simplex version with Tour de France rear changer and  Competition 'rod' front changer


Legnano Roma Romeo RB7
Legnano/Pirelli publicity postcard
Legnano racing team mentioning Ercole Baldini, the Olympic champion 1956