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BIANCHI Specialissima X4, Campagnolo C Record Delta, 59cm (1987) – SOLD

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:

  1. Bianchi special pantograph gold hand painted head badge
  2. Special Bianchi X4 investment cast lug set
  3. Squared brake bridge with pantograph “X4” on the right side
  4. 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 X4 cockpit, Selle Italia Turbo saddle, Ambrosio wheels. No much words needed.

A dream for every vintage bike collector.

 

 

Frame & Fork: Bianchi Specialissima, Columbus SLX (frame no D.077)

Size:

-seat tube (c-t): 59 cm

-top tube (c-c):  57.5 cm

-headset tube: 15.7 cm

-standover: 83.2 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo C Record 1st gen

Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record 1st gen

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record 1st gen

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record 1st gen

Shifters: Campagnolo C Record

Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record 1st gen

Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta

Pedals: Campagnolo C Record

Hubs: Campagnolo C Record

Rims: Ambrosio

Freewheel: Regina CX

Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record X4 (27,2mm)

Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo

Stem: 3ttt Record, Bianchi X4 (115 mm)

Handlebar: 3ttt Modello Competizione

Handlebar tape: Almarc leather wrap (original)

Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)

 

 

Condition: Used, but good condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Groupset and components are in very good condition and works fine.

Year: 1987

Price: SOLD (June 2022)

 

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