1932 Legnano Military Folding Bicycle

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I’ve found it difficult to research this model of Italian military folding bicycle because very little has been written about it, indeed one book on the Bianchi folding military bicycle mis-describes the Legnano as a Bianchi!

It would appear that this design was approved by the Italian ministry after 1930, and Legnano made this model for the Bersaglieri Italian Cyclist Troops for a few years in the late 1930s, but after that Bianchi resumed with their previous design. I have only discovered a few other survivors of this model, in museums in Italy.

1932 Legnano Military Folding Bicycle

19″ Frame

24″ Wheels with Solid Military Tyres

This rare machine is in good all-round condition. It has been restored. I’ve ridden it and it rides well, with the suspension front and rear forks operating efficiently. I’ve not been able to locate a catalogue picture of the exact model, only an illustration of Legnano’s 1920s non-folding military bicycle, below, which is completely different.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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