1974 Legnano Gran Premio, completato!

Here it is, the finished project. It came out pretty much as I envisioned it, mostly original but with other components spec’d for the intended use and in a retro style. Form and function were equally important on this bike because of it’s intended use in the L’Eroica event later this year where a challenging course is ridden on historical bikes. As discussed in part 1I chose to preserve the paint in its existing condition, only taking measures to prevent further damage from rust. It retains the patina of age without the worry of further deterioration. The original components were thoroughly cleaned and reinstalled but also retain their blemishes. Other parts that were not original also show their age but are in good mechanical condition. Cables, chain and tires are new but were necessary to assure good performance.