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BIANCHI CDM, Campagnolo Gran Sport, 59.5 cm (mid 1950s)

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Bianchi is the world’s oldest bicycle-making company still in existence, founded in 1885 by Eduardo Bianchi in Milan, Italy. No doubt, Bianchi is the pioneer of bicycle development since the beginning. They invented equal-sized wheels with pneumatic rubber tires in 1895, first bicycle ever featuring a cardan joint transmission in 1901 and front brake system in 1913.

 

Fausto Coppi on Bianchi Campione del mondo back in 1950s

Fausto Coppi on Bianchi CDM back in 1950s

 

The 1953 World Chamiponship took place in Lugano, Switzerland, near Italian border. After 7h30min of racing, Fausto Coppi won with solo attack ahead of Belgiums Derijcke and Ockers. After that prestigious win, Bianchi renamed their previous top model Paris- Roubaix to CDM (Campione del mondo). The CDM was Bianchi’s top of the line racing bike in mid 1950s, later in early 1960s the Specialissima was released. Fausto Coppi and other heroes were wining on very similar Bianchi bike.

Prudly presenting another legendary piece of the cycling history – Bianchi Campione del mondo. The frame with serial number 200198 dates back to mid 1950s. Extraordinary details of the steel frame makes you understand that Edoardo Bianchi was a medical tool engineer, before he started with bike manufacturing. The frame is featuring stunning integrated headset, equiped with Campagnolo Gran Sport gearing system, Bianchi cranks and hubs, Ambrosio Champion cockpit,  Universal 453949 brakes and levers, NiSi rims, Brooks saddle, so same components as Fausto Coppi  used in mid 1950s.

A real jewel. Nice cactch for any vintage bike collector. L’Eroica ready.

 

 

Frame & Fork: Bianchi Campione del mondo, steel (Frame no. 200198)

Size:

– seat tube (c-t): 59.5 cm

– top tube (c-c): 57.5 cm

– headset tube: 15.7 cm

– standover: 82 cm

Crankset: Bianchi (52/48)

Bottom bracket : Bianchi

Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport

Front derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport

Brake Levers: Universal

Brakes: Universal Extra 453949

Headset: Bianchi integrated

Stem: Ambrosio Champion (110 mm)

Handlebar: Ambrosio Champion

Hubs: Bianchi (32-40)

Cassette: Everest (5s)

Rims: NiSi

Saddle: Brooks

Tubulars: Vittoria Sport (vintage)

Handlebar Tape: cloth

Water bottle: metal

 

 

Condition: Used. Original paint and parts. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Some paint chips. All parts are working fine.

Era: mid 1950s

Price: 3299€ (was 3999€)

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