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BIANCHI Specialissima X4 ridden by Jesper Worre – Team Gewiss Bianchi (1988) – 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. The entire Team Gewiss Bianchi used Bianchi Specialissima X4 bikes in years 1987-88 with Moreno Argentin, Davide Casani, Emanuele Bombini, Alberto Volpi, Jesper Worre and others on board…

Jesper Worre – Team Gewiss Bianchi 1988

 

Team Gewiss Bianchi 1988

Team Gewiss Bianchi 1988

 

Proudly presenting another Bianchi‘s racing machine, the Specialissima X4, ridden by Jesper Worre in 1988 when he was member of Gewiss Bianchi Team. Extraordinary frameset is made of Columbus SLX tubing, shining in original paintjob with original decals. Fully built with pantograph Campagnolo C Record groupset, iconic Campagnolo Cobalto brakes, ITM Bianchi cockpit, Selle Italia Super Turbo saddle. No much words needed.

A dream for every vintage bike collector. Original condition!

 

 

Frame & Fork: Bianchi Specialissima X4 Team Gewiss, Columbus SLX (frame no. 4 -88)

Size:

– seat tube (c-t): 59.5 cm

– top tube (c-c):  56.5 cm

– headset tube: 16.7 cm

-standover: 83.5 cm

Crankset: 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 Cobalto

Pedals: Campagnolo C Record

Hubs: Campagnolo C Record

Rims: Ambrosio

Freewheel: Regina CX

Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record – Worre(27,2mm)

Saddle: Selle Italia Super Turbo (original)

Stem: ITM Bianchi (120 mm)

Handlebar: ITM

Handlebar tape: leather, celeste (new)

 

 

 

 

Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Some signs of normal use. Some paint-chips under the bb. Groupset and components are in good condition and works fine.

Year: 1988

Price: SOLD (October 2021)