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.
Proudly presenting another Bianchi‘s top class racing machine, the Specialissima which dates back to early 1980s. Beautiful frameset is made of superb Columbus SL tubing featuring extraordinary details like aero-shaped seat stays, ‘B’ cut-outs on the head lug, ‘B’ pantograph fork crown among the others. Basically it’s a predecessor of famous Bianchi X3 model which was released in 1984. Only the best parts are good enough for such a beauty and by no surprise also this Specialissima is build with Campagnolo Super Record groupset, Cinelli cockpit, Ambrosio rims. No much words needed.
Iconic and very collectible! Nice catch for any vintage bike collector. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Bianchi Specialissima / Columbus SL
-seat tube (c-t): 53 cm
-top tube (c-c): 52 cm
-headset tube: 10,5 cm
-standover: 78 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 170mm
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record (enlightened)
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebar: Cinelli Girod’Italia
Stem: Cinelli (100mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Rims: Ambrosio Synthesis Super Professional
Cassette: Everest (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage: Christophe (new)
Leather straps: REG (blue)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: leather, black
Condition: Used, but very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.