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 iconic racing machine, the Specialissima Superleggera which dates back to 1981. 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. Especially designed parts with cut-outs for this special frame: Campagnolo Super Record groupset with pantograph chainring and seatpost, 3ttt Bianchi pantogrpah stem, San Marco Concor saddle, NiSi wheels with welded spokes, Campagnolo Superleggeri pedals. No much words needed.
Nice catch for any vintage bike collector. L’Eroica ready. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: Bianchi Specialissima Superleggera / Columbus SL
-seat tube (c-t): 59 cm
-top tube (c-c): 57,5 cm
-headset tube: 15,8 cm
-standover: 83 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT 81)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT.81)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record with cut-outs
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record with cut-outs
Handlebar: 3ttt Modello Competizione
Stem: 3ttt (115mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Rims: NiSi, welded spokes
Cassette: Regina Oro (6 speed)
Chain: Regina Record
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record Bianchi (27,2mm)
Saddle: San Marco Supercorsa
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage / leather straps: Christophe (new)
Tubulars: Vittoria Rally
Handlebar Tape: Black
Condition: Used, but very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Some touch-ups, some signs of normal use all over the frame. All parts are working fine.