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BIANCHI Specialissima Professionale ”Giomondi”, Campagnolo Nuovo Record, 62cm (1973) – 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. The ”Specialissima” was introduced in late 1950s as successor of famous ”Campione del mondo” model and remains Bianchi’s top model till today.
In early 1970s, Bianchi returned to the pro peloton as main sponsor of the Bianchi-Campagnolo Team. The team was continuation of the Team Salvarani, directed by Vittorio Adorni, the 1965 Giro d’Italia winner and 1968 World Champion. The Bianchi-Campagnolo Team was one of the strongest teams back then with 1972 and 1973 world champions Marino Basso and Felice Gimondi on board. The entire team were using Bianchi Specialissima Professionale bikes, basically the same we are presenting here.
Happy to offer another Bianchi‘s top class racing machine – the Specialissima Professionale which dates back to 1973. Extraordinary details makes you understand that Edoardo Bianchi was a medical tool engineer, before he started with bike manufacturing: beautiful lugs, lightweight Columbus SL tubing and aero-shaped seat stays marked Bianchi with serial number on both sides of the seat lug (serial number 1.73 means the frame was made in January 1973). Same as Felice Gimondi‘s bike, also this Specialissima Professionale is fully build with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset (PAT.73), Cinelli (saddle, handlebar, stem) and NiSi rims.Comes with original Bianchi water bottle and SIG Impero air pump. No much words needed.
Iconic and very collectible! Nice catch for any vintage bike collector. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Bianchi Specialissima Professionale, frame no 1.73 / 467, Columbus SL tubing
– seat tube (c-t): 62 cm
– top tube (c-c): 61.5 cm
– headset tube: 17.4 cm
– standover: 85.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (172.5 mm, PAT.73)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (PAT.73)
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Stem: Cinelli (120 mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Freewheel: Regina Extra Oro
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (27,2mm)
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: cotton, biege
Watter bottle: Bianchi, vintage, original
Air Pump: SIG Impero for Bianchi
Condition: Used, but pretty good condition. Completely restored and refubrished by professional guy. Original setup. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.
Year: 1973 (January)
Price: SOLD (November 2022)