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.
Here we are proudly presenting Bianchi‘s iconic racing machine, the Specialissima, which dates back to early 1980s. Superb frameset is made of Columbus SL tubing featuring extraordinary details like aero-shaped seat stays, ‘B’ cut-outs on the head lug, ‘B’ pantograph fork crown among others. Fully build with Campagnolo Super Record groupset, 3ttt cockpit, Mavic SSC rims, Turbo saddle. No much words needed.
Nice catch for any vintage bike collector. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Bianchi Specialissima (no.915), Columbus SL
– seat tube (c-t): 53,5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 53,5 cm
– headset tube: 10,5 cm
– standover: 77,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (52/42)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT.81)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebar: 3ttt Modello Competizione
Stem: 3ttt (110 mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Mavic SSC
Cassette: Regina Oro (6 speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo (new)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage / leather straps: Christophe (new)
Tubulars: Continental Giro
Handlebar Tape: Black
Condition: The frame was completely restored and refubrisehd by professional guy and later built with the parts in mint/ new old stock condition. Never ridden since then. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Era: early 1980s