Learco Guerra Original Road Bicycle 1950s

Learco Guerra Original Road Bicycle 1950s

Original condition. Campagnolo Gran Sport.

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ID 23115
Marke Learco Guerra
Size 56 cm i
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Learco Guerra started to be a serious professional cyclist when he was already 26 years old.
After a not so successful football career, he eventually turned to the bicycle and became the dominant Italian rider in the following years.
From 1930 to 1934 he won every single Italian National Road Race Championship. Among all his other triumphs are a second place in the Tour de France and his Masterpiece, the Giro d'Italia victory. In 1934 he won the Maglia Rosa by smashing his competition. At 10 stages he was the first to cross the line.
His ability to win long stages by a continuous power output earned him the nickname the 'human locomotive'. Guerra set up a record of won races in a single year, which stood until the 1970s.

After finishing his career by winning the national championships for stayer racing, he became an appreciated bike manufacturer, was a technical commissioner for the Italian national team and later one of the best sporting directors for professional teams.
Together with him Hugo Koblet managed to win the Giro d'Italia as the first foreign rider ever. And Charly Gaul, who would become "the Angel of the mountains" and had been discovered by Learco Guerra, won the turns of 1956 and 1959.
His last discovery was Gianni Motta and there, too, his instincts did not fail him.

On the bikes that wore his name, some of the most legendary champions cycled to victory. Champions like Hugo Koblet, Charly Gaul, Rik Van Loy, Federico Bahamontes, Aldo Moser and many others.
Unfortunately Learco Guerra died already in 1963 and so the brand which made such great bikes ceased together with the fame of the former champion.

Needles to say that these bikes are very rare and we are proud to present you this wonderful piece. It is a road bike stemming from the 1950s and remarkably preserved in its original condition. The same could be said not just about the paintjob and chromed lugs, but also regarding the components. You will find Campagnolo Gran Sport groupset with early bar-end shifters completed with Universal Extra brakes (since Campagnolo still didn't start to produce their own) and some Learco Guerra branded parts like the crank arms made by Magistroni and stem.

A captivating bike which comes straight from the 50s in top shape. Just perfect for vintage cycling events or simply to admire the beauty of it.

 

Condition Used
The bicycle is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. The paintwork and decals are all original with some scratches and other normal signs of usage. All parts have been checked and are working fine. The bicycle went through a full checkup at Steel Vintage Bikes workshop! All parts were disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled again. The frame was checked for structural integrity and all wearing parts were replaced with new ones. You can expect the bicycle in fantastic riding condition and ready to go for your vintage bike ride.

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Storage BMB R5
Marke Learco Guerra
Product Name Learco Guerra Original Road Bicycle 1950s
Bicycle Type Road Bicycle
On Auction No
Frame & Fork Learco Guerra - steel lugged frame
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Gran Sport
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Gran Sport
Shifters Campagnolo Gran Sport bar-end
Brakes Universal Extra
Brake Levers Universal
Headset Campagnolo Gran Sport
Crankset Learco Guerra by Magistroni
Bottom Bracket Magistroni
Seat Post steel pin
Hubs Campagnolo Gran Sport
Rims Ambrosio; 700C tubulars
Tires Tufo Hi-Composite Carbon; 622/23 tubulars
Stem Learco Guerra; 9 cm
Stem Bar 38 cm
Seat Ottosa
Chain YBN classic NEW
Handlebar Tape cotton tape NEW

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Size

Size 56 cm
Seat Tube 56 cm
Top Tube 56 cm
Head Tube 12.5 cm
Standover 80 cm
Calculate my size Recommended inseam length: 78.5 cm - 81.5 cm