Re: [CR] Legnano in "excellent condition" beware


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From: GPVB1@cs.com
Subject: Re: [CR] Legnano in "excellent condition" beware
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 13:16:58 EDT

David:

The headbadge looks decent - I'd be inclined to carefully remove it, sell it, and then have a much lower investment in the frameset if I was intending to use it. Problem is, it's missing the special seatpost binder assembly. Should take a 26.2 post IIRC.

I like the description - "no dents, perfect working order," then pics. of a sizeable dent in the seatstay, and bent chainstays!! More eBay hype....

At least you didn't have to pay a small fortune to ship it, as you mentioned....

Cheers,

Greg "sold both of my Legnanos, alas" Parker A2 MI USA

David wrote:


> Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 21:15:42 +1000
> From: David Hallam <zzdhalla@ozemail.com.au>
> To: Philcycles@aol.com
> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]Legnano in "excellent condition", beware
> Reply-To: zzdhalla@ozemail.com.au
> Organization: home
>
> Well I bought it. It is pretty much as you thought.
> The rear frames have been bent and the paint stripped some time ago.
> Surface rust abounds on the lower parts of the frame but this does not
> bother me.
> The frame number is dv 7575 stamped on the rhs of the seat down tube.
> Can any one date the frame from this number? What would you have expected
> the original configuration to have been? I suspect it came to Oz as a frame
> but... I'm pleased to have it but it would not have been worth dragging
> accross the pacific.
> /dlh.
>
>
> On Fri, 23 Aug 2002 21:29:42 EDT
> Philcycles@aol.com wrote:
>
> > In a message dated 8/23/02 3:23:58 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > Bikerdaver@aol.com writes:
> >
> > << Perhaps my monitor has some issues but when I look at the following
> > auction, I have some difficulty believing the seller's assertion that
> this
> > frame is in excellent condition:
> >
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1851649496
> >
> > The lefthand seatstay seems to be a out of whack as well to my eye. Is
> this
> > the same seller that disappointed Stevan with a discepancy in the
> description
> > vs. reality of the finish on a Major Taylor frameset?
> > >>
> >
> > Plus, it's missing the seat "bolt."
> > Phil Brown
> > In foggy San Francisco