Marco Pantani (13 January 1970 – 14 February 2004) widely considered as one of the best climbers of his era in professional road bicycle racing. He won both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France and in 1998, is the last cyclist, and one of only seven, to win the Giro and the Tour in the same year. Pantani’s attacking style and aggressive riding turned him into a fan favorite in the late 1990s. He was known as “Il Pirata” (“The pirate”) because of his shaved head and the bandana and earrings he always wore. At 1.72 m and 57 kg, he had the classic build for a mountain climber.
Bianchi’s Reparto Corse (Bianchi’s Race Department) facility hand built frames for their top riders (Marco Pantani) and for team Mercatone Uno sponsored by Bianchi. Their model Mega Pro was made of exclusive set of Plain Gauge Aluminium 7005 heat treated shaped tubes. Aluminum was the material of choice back then, even some teams rode full carbon bikes.
Here we are offering this iconic Bianchi frameset which dates back to 1999 and comes with headset, stem, handlebar, seat clamp and seatpost.
For all Bianchi fans. Fair price.
Frame / Fork: Bianchi Litte Alloy Reparto corse / Bianchi carbon
– top tube (c-c): 59,5 cm
– seat tube (c-t): 63 cm
– head tube: 18,5 cm
Headset: Ritchey Logic
Stem: ITM Bianchi (14cm)
Handlebar: ITM 260
Seatpost: ITM alloy 27,2mm
Seat clamp: Bianchi (original)
Condition: Used, but good condition, low mileage. The frame has no cracks, dents and is not bent. Original paint and decals.