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BIANCHI Specialissima, Campagnolo Record 1st gen, 57.5cm (1965) – SOLD

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. Throughout Bianchi’s 130-year history, the Specialissima name has represented the pinnacle of the Italian legend’s road machine line-up. Each and every Bianchi bicycle is not only the most perfect machine from a technical point of view, but also an expression of the latest innovation

The Specialissima was born in 1956, when the Bianchi team already had quite an award collection and Fausto Coppi – whose name would forever be connected to the company – already had several Giro d’Italia and Tour de France victories. Throughout the 1960s, the Specialissima – replacing the famous “Campione del Mondo” model, similar in the frame profile but different in the components – it was build with Campagnolo Record 1st gen groupset which was ahead of the time back in the days. The Bianchi Specialissima is defined by a superlative that shamelessly boasts a desire to win, to dominate the dreams of cyclists and fans of the professional cycling.

In years 1960-1964, Bianchi returned to the pro peloton as main sponsor of the BIANCHI Team. The team was continuation of the BIANCHI Pirelli Team. The entire team was using Bianchi Specialissima bikes, exactly the same as we are presenting here.

Bianchi Team with Bianchi Specialissima bike

Bianchi Team with Bianchi Specialissima bike

 

Here we are proudly offering a legendary Bianchi Specialissima, which dates back to 1965.  Extraordinary details makes you understand that Edoardo Bianchi was a medical tool engineer, before he started with bike manufacturing. Beautiful lugs, pin for lubrication of the headset, serial number at the seat-tube clamp, especially designed chainset tubes among the others. Built with Campagnolo Record 1st gen groupset, Universal brakes, ttt special stem and Ambrosio Champion handlebar, NiSi rims, Brooks saddle.

Iconic and very collectibleL’Eroica ready.

 

 

Frame & Fork: Bianchi Specialissima (frame no.165434)

Size:

– seat tube (c-t): 57.5 cm

– top tube (c-c): 56.5 cm

– headset tube: 14 cm

– standover: 80.7 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Headset: Bianchi integrated

Shifters: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Brake Levers: Universal

Brakes: Universal

Handlebar: Ambrosio Champion

Stem: ttt Gran Prix

Hubs: Campagnolo Record 1st gen (high flange)

Rims: NiSi

Freewheel: Regina Extra (5 speed)

Chain: Regina

Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 1st gen (27,2 mm)

Saddle: Brooks

Pedals: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Handlebar Tape: cotton, biege

 

 

Condition: Used, but good condition. New paint and decals. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are workig fine.

Year: 1965

Price: SOLD (January 2022)

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