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.
Some say the Bianchi Proto is the most perfect steel racing bike. For the dedicated Bianchi collector, the Bianchi Proto is high on the list of must have bikes. Bianchi produced the Proto in years between 1988 and 1992, as a development of the “X4”. The Proto was constructed from Columbus MAX tubing, known as the best choice for professional racing back then.
Proudly presenting one of the most desirable Bianchi‘s racing machine, the Proto MAX, made by Bianchi’s Reparto Corse department back in late 1980s. Extraordinary frameset is made of Columbus MAX tubing, built with superb Campagnolo C Record groupset, iconic Delta brakes, 3ttt Bianchi cockpit with Almarc leather bar wrap, Selle Italia Turbo saddle, Mavic rims. No much words needed.
Iconic and very collectible.
Frame & Fork: Bianchi Proto, Columbus MAX (frame no. F031)
– seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56 cm
– headset tube: 15 cm
– standover: 82 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Shifters: Campagnolo C Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record
Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta
Pedals: Campagnolo C Record
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo for Bianchi
Stem: 3ttt Bianchi (110 mm)
Handlebar tape: Almarc leather Bianchi
Freewheel: Regina Extra America (7s)
Tubulars: Vittoria (new)
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint and decals. Some signs of normal use. Groupset is in good condition and works fine.