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 years 1992-93 they sponsored Italian GB-MG Team, with some very strong riders such as Fabio Baldato, Andrej Tchmil, Ballerini, Franco Chioccioli, Dag-Erik Pedersen, the young sprinter Mario Cipollini and neo-prof Davide Rebellin. In 1992 M.Cipollini won Gent-Wevelgem and 4 stages at the Giro d’Italia and Gent-Wevelgem. They were winning races around the globe on BIANCHI EL OS Reparto Corse bikes, same as we are presenting here…
Proudly presenting another legendary steel racing machine – Bianchi EL made by Bianchi’s Reparto Corse. This superb steel frame is made of oversized Columbus EL (Extra Leggeri) Nivacrom tubing shinning in beautiful celeste paint job. Typical lugs with B cut-outs, Bianchi bottom bracket shell, internal cables and Edoardo Bianchi signature on the top tube and stem among the details.. Build with Shimano Dura Ace 7402 groupset, Fir Squadra Corse wheels, Selle Italia Turbo saddle, ITM Bianchi cockpit. Ready for serious riding.
Nice catch for any vintage bike lover. Fair price.
Frameset: Bianchi EL OS Reparto Corse / oversize Nivacrom Columbus Extra Leggeri, frame no. C292
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54.5 cm
– headset tube: 11.5 cm
– standover: 78.2cm
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)
Rims: Ambrosio Durex Servizio Corse
Headset: Shimano 600
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 (27.2 mm)
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 (8s)
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
Stem: ITM Pro Bianchi (110mm)
Handlebar: ITM Pro 260 (42cm)
Tires: Michelin Hi-Lite Supercomp
Handlebar tape: Bianchi leather, original
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Groupset and components are in good condition and works fine.
Era: early 1990s