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:
In 1950 Coppi won the Paris-Roubaix using Campagnolo’s newest derailleur the “Una leva” (single lever) model which superseded the “Due leve” (two lever model) originally introduced in 1946. Following Coppi’s win the new mechanism was renamed to Paris-Roubaix model. In 1950 also Bianchi renamed their top model frame by famous ”Hell of North” race.To change gear the rider would:
Coppi’s 1950 Paris-Roubaix is considered one of the great rides in cycling history. In extremelly bad weather conditions, Coppi went solo for the last 45km and won Paris-Roubaix covering the 247 km in 6h 18 m at an average speed of 39.12 kph.
With this extremelly rare milestone of cycling history, Premium Cycling reached the top of what we can offer to bike collectors worldwide – Bianchi Paris Roubaix. Extraordinary details of the steel frame makes you understand that Edoardo Bianchi was a medical tool engineer, before he started with bike manufacturing. Equiped with original Campagnolo Paris Roubaix gearing system, original Bianchi cranks, hubs, stem, wodden CB Italia rims, original sheffield Sprint pedals, Universal brakes and break levers, so just top of the top components from early 1950s. Fausto Coppi was wearing Italian champion jersey at the Paris – Roubaix so that’s why we found an Italian flag straps on the handlebar end.
Extremelly rare. With this milestone you can get an incredible experience how cycling heroes rode back in the golden era of cycling history or just to get a lot of attention at all historic cycling events. Very special catch for any collector.
Frame & Fork: Bianchi Paris Roubaix, steel (No.288864)
Gearing system: Campagnolo Paris Roubaix
Crankset: Bianchi 175mm (49t)
Bottom bracket : Bianchi
Brake Levers: Universal
Brakes: Universal Extra 453949
Hubs: Bianchi (32/40s)
Cassette: 21/19/17 /16
Rims: Wooden CB Italia 1948 (32/40s)
Headset: Bianchi integrated
Stem: Bianchi (9cm)
Handlebar: Bianchi, 40cm (c-c)
Pedals: Sheffield Sprint
Toe cage: Christophe
Handlebar Tape: cloth
Pump: Silca Bianchi
Condition: Used. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bend. The frame has been refubrished and completely restored by professional mechanic with original ‘celeste’ paint. All parts are working fine. Vintage steel bike-stand is included.