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BIANCHI Specialissima X4, Campagnolo C-Record Delta, 50cm (1987)
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 early 1960s as successor of famous ”Campione del mondo” model and remains Bianchi’s top model till today.
Some say the Bianchi X4 is the most perfect steel racing bike ever produced. The X4 was the last of the very famous Specialissma bikes produced by Bianchi before the company paired down the Specialissma look with early 90’s lugless and unicrown fork designs. For the dedicated Bianchi collector, the Bianchi X4 is high on the list of must have bikes. Bianchi produced the X4 in years between 1986 and 1991, as a development of the “Centenario 1985”. The early X4 was constructed from Columbus SLX, known as the best choice for professional racing. Some important details which makes the X4 so exclusive and desirable:
- Bianchi special pantograph gold hand painted head badge
- Special Bianchi X4 investment cast lug set
- Squared brake bridge with pantograph “Bianchi” on the right side
- Internally routed rear derailleur cable, routed through drive side chain stay
Proudly presenting one of the most desirable Bianchi‘s racing machine, the Specialissima X4 made by Bianchi’s Reparto Corse department back in 1987. Extraordinary frameset is made of Columbus SLX tubing, shinning in typical celeste paintjob. Built with top of the line Campagnolo C-Record groupset, iconic Campagnolo Delta brakes, 3ttt Bianchi stem, 3ttt Aero handlebar, original Selle Italia Turbo saddle, original Almarc leather wrap, Ambrosio Metamorphosis wheels. Completely original. No much words needed.
A dream for every vintage bike collector.
Frame & Fork: Bianchi Specialissima X4, Columbus SLX (frame no E.165)
-seat tube (c-t): 50 cm
-top tube (c-c): 50.5 cm
-headset tube: 8 cm
-standover: 75.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Shifters: Campagnolo C Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record
Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta
Pedals: Campagnolo C Record
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Ambrosio Metamorphosis
Freewheel: Regina CX
Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo Celeste
Stem: 3ttt Record, Bianchi (95 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Aero
Handlebar tape: Almarc leather wrap (original)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Condition: Used, but very good condition. Original paint. Original setup. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Groupset and components are in very good condition and works fine.
Price: 4499€ (was 4999€)
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