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BIANCHI Specialissima X3, Campagnolo C Record Delta 52cm (mid 1980s)

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 1885 Bianchi  pioneered the use of equal-sized wheels with pneumatic rubber tires;
  • Edoardo Bianchi designed first lady bike in 1895 and it was made for Queen Margaret;
  • The Bianchi reputation began when the company sponsored Giovanni Tommasello, the winner of the Grand Prix de Paris in 1899, which evolves into Tour de France;
  • Bianchi presented the first bicycle ever featuring a cardan joint transmission in 1901;
  • They invented the front brake system in 1913;
  • In 1914 Bianchi was a famous and reputed manufacturer: in just one year, production settled on extraordinary figures: 45.000 bicycles, 1.500 motorbikes and 1000 cars;
  • In 1915, Bianchi produced a bike for the Army, equipped with wide-section tyres, folding frame and suspensions on both wheels.

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 early 1960s as successor of famous ”Campione del mondo” model and remains Bianchi’s top model till today.

 

Some people says the Bianchi X3 and X4 are the most perfect steel racing bike ever produced. For the dedicated Bianchi collector, the Bianchi X3 is high on the list of must have bikes. Bianchi produced the X3 for a short time, in years between 1982-85 , and is very similar to “Centenario 1985”. The X3 was constructed from either Columbus SL or SLX, known as the best choice for professional racing. Some important details which makes the X3 so exclusive and desirable:

  1. Bianchi engraved in a sloped chromed fork crown
  2. Special Bianchi X3 investment cast lug set
  3. Squared brake bridge with pantograph “Bianchi” on both sides
  4. Aero-shaped seat stays

 

Proudly presenting this mid 1980s masterpiece, Biacnhi’s top of the line model, called Specialissima X3. Extraordinary non-typical pearl white paint job, Columbus SLX tubing, Campagnolo C Record groupset, iconic Campagnolo Delta brakes, beautiful engravings, mint condition sounds like a dreams for any bike collector or vintage bike lover.

 

Frame & Fork: Bianchi Specialissima (B.189), Columbus SLX

Size:

– seat tube (c-t): 52 cm

– top tube (c-c):  52 cm

– headset tube: 10,5 cm

– standover: 78,5 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo C Record (52/42)

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record

Shifters: Campagnolo C Record

Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record

Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta

Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record

Rims: Mavic Gel 280

Headset: Campagnolo Super Record

Seatpost: Cammpagnolo C Record (27,2mm)

Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo

Stem: 3ttt Record (115mm)

Handlebar: 3ttt, 42cm (c-c)

Handlebar tape: Leather, black

Pedals: not included

 

 

Condition: Used, but excellent condition, very low mileage. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks or bends. Groupset and components are in excellent condition

Year: 1985-86

Price: 2999€ (was 3499€)

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