1939 – Ancora, racing bicycle – 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 1936 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