Frejus (alternatively written Freyus) was founded in 1896 in Torino by Emmo Ghelfi and still run by him in 1946. The brand was later acquired by Emilio Bozzi and co-produced in Milan with his Legnano and Wolsit brands.

By the early 1980s, the brand license was obtained by Bianchi and in 1988 a new usage of Legnano took place in a Bianchi financed team, starring Maurizio Fondriest.

To help establish approximate manufacturing dates.

Brochures from 1950 & 1951

Courtesy Norman Helman

Ercole Bandini riding Frejus, 1960

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Catalog sheet 1960s

Henry Cox's Frejus track bike serial #77945 (mid 1950s?)

Jan Klimeš Cambio Corsa equipped Frejus #015215

Steve Agin's 1969 Frejus #1897L

Mick Smith's serial #019754

Fred Pratt's 1965 Frejus

Mod. Torino #97561 owned by Joel Schwartz

Examples of 1960s and 70s

Full chrome road bike from the 1960s (eBay)

The stable mate to the above chrome bike.

1968 road bike no serial number

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Frejus is an unusual brown color

(as seen at auction on eBay)

"Baby" Frejus track bike with heavy patina

photos courtesy Clayton Coffelt.

Matthew Bowne's Pista #106117, "Peaches & cream"

This bike was stolen from his storage in Oct 2016. Subsequently resold on eBay, reportedly bought by a person in Madison, WI. If you have knowledge of this, please contact the Los Angeles CA police department.

City bike from the 1960s~70s

( No serial number)

Tom Urushitani bought this #31667 new in 1971

Karen Rawls early 1970s Frejus

Norris Wynn's #31645

Vince Moore's 1970s track bike

Eric Fagerholm's #33173