“The Legnano legend has its origins at the beginning of the past century. The first piece of news that refers to it is dated 1902, when a certain Lignon wins a road competition, the Val di Taro Cup.
The turning pointof Legnano comes in 1924, when Fascism was looking for sports heroes and only wanted Italian companies. Bozzi offers a lifetime contract to a young house painter, Alfredo Binda, and changes the company’s trademark to Legnano, a single name. The symbol is Alberto from Giussano, the commander who fought and won over Federico Barbarossa.
These all turn out to be winning choices. The labor force produces excellent bicycles, while the team led by Edoardo Pavesi, the “avucatt” (the lawyer) makes a clean sweep of victories.
It is the Legnano of the golden years: 6 world titles (Binda alone wins 3 of them), 15 editions of the Giro d’Italia, 2 editions of the Tour de France, dozens and dozens of competitions. Binda is Pavesi’ and Legnano’s most valuable asset.”
This beautiful frame is their top of the line model. Following their legacy of excellence, this never been mounted golden era of cycling Gran Premio is a rare gem and a perfect missing piece to any collection.
Seat tube c-c: 58cm
Seat tube c-t: 59.5cm
Top tube c-c: 58cm
Head tube: 158mm
Steerer tube: 218mm
Rear spacing: 120mm
Bottom Bracket: 36x 24 (Italian)
Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
Bottom bracket thread: ITA
Headset: 1″ threaded
** Headset is machined and only for picture purposes. **