I’ve now added a catalogue illustration of this model. But I initially 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 photos of two survivors of this model, both retaining their original paint, and one its original ‘Legnano’ decal.
1932 Legnano Military Folding Bicycle
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. You can see a catalogue picture of the model below
TWO OTHER SURVIVING LEGNANO MILITARY FOLDING BICYCLES