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.
Bianchi’s Reparto Corse (Bianchi’s Race Department) facility hand built frames for their top riders and their sponsored teams back in 1980s and 1990s. In 1992 they released their first carbon frame – the Bianchi Carbon Pro which was made in collaboration with ALAN. In early 1990s, a few top pro riders (Indurain, Bugno, Lemond…) used TVT or ALAN frames labeled and painted in colours of their sponsor’s bike.
Gianni Bugno (14th Feb 1964) is considered as one of the best Italian professional cyclists. He was a versatile rider, able to win in different types of races. In 1990 he won numerous stages in the Tour de France and the Milan–San Remo. In 1991 he won the Clásica de San Sebastián, and in 1994 he won the Tour of Flanders. Bugno’s greatest success was the double victory in the World Championship. In 1991 WC in Stuttgart he beat S.Rooks (Ned) and M.Indurain (Spa). A year later he won WC Benidorm 1992 ahead of L.Jalabert (Fra) and D.Konyshev (Rus). Bugno’s performance in the Grand Tours, however, was over-shadowed by Miguel Indurain. Bugno’s victory in the Giro d’Italia in 1990 is considered one of the most dominant performances in that race — he led from start to finish. While he won the Giro in 1990, he finished second to Indurain in the Tour de France in 1991 and third behind Indurain and Claudio Chiappucci in 1992.
Proudly presenting another superb Italian racing machine – Bianchi Carbon Pro made by Bianchi’s Reparto Corse in collaboration with ALAN. This unique frame is made of light carbon tubing, aluminium lugs and has steel forks, shinning in typical celeste color. The bottom bracket sheel and seat stay lug are marked Bianchi. Completely build with Shimano Dura Ace 7402 groupset, Ambrosio Servizio Corse wheels, Selle Italia Turbo saddle, ITM cockpit.
We can’t /don’t want to claim that G.Bugno rode this bike at the 1992 Wolrds, but the fact is that the compoments are identical and and the measurments are almost identical or the same. With a confirmation the bike was ridden by Bugno, the asking price would be 30.000€.
A museum piece. Very rare. Fair price.
Frameset: Bianchi Carbon Pro / steel fork
– seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55 cm
– headset tube: 14 cm
– standover: 81.5 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura ace 7402 (53/39)
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Brake levers: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 (8s)
Hubs: Shimano Dura ace 7402
Rims: Ambrosio Durex Servizio Corse
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Seatpost: Campagnolo (25 mm)
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 (8s)
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
Stem: ITM Pro (110mm)
Handlebar: ITM Pro 260 (42cm)
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace 7401
Handlebar tape: white
Condition: Used, but good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bend. Groupset and components are in good condition and works fine.
Price: SOLD (July 2020)