Ancora, Racing bicycle, 1939, Italy
Ancora was an important Milan-based bicycle company that also produced motorcycles (that raced and won too: famous was the victory at the well-known “Circuito del Lario”).
There is little information available on this company: we know that the brand and the workshop was later bought by Umberto Dei of Milano.
In 1939 Dei decided to stop the production of “Ancora” brand bicycles.
- Reddish purple paint with grey bands
- Vittoria Margherita 4-speed gearbox
- Double pinion
- Universal extra brakes
- Oiler on the crankset
- Quirk: the 1939 year is printed on the handlebar stem