My grandmother’s bike – circa 1952

Screws, rods, bolts, covers, ring nuts, springs, balls, joints, attachments ad supports, all dressed up with tons of chrome. Do you want to restore a bike with rod brakes? Be willing.

April, 2019

Components

FRAME

  • Legnano ‘Balloncino’
  • 40’s
  • steel with rod brakes

TRANSMISSION

  • cranckset: Legnano 42t
  • bottom braket: Legnano
  • freewheel: 18t

WHEELS

  • hubs: Legnano
  • rims: Italcerchio 26″x 1 e 1/2 (chromed steel)
  • black spokes
  • tires: Michelin World Tour

COCKPIT

  • handlebar: Legnano
  • headset: Legnano
  • rod brakes
  • hand grips: Silca

DETAILS

  • saddle: Brooks B 66 “S” Lady
  • pedals: Legnano
  • bell: Legnano

COLOR

  • black with gold lining
  • chrome (re-new)
  • decals: Legnano
Before
Legnano Signora, Legnano Balloncino, Freni a bacchetta

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