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 X4 was constructed from either Columbus SLX, SPX, or TSX and TSX is known as the best choice for professional racing. Some important details which makes the X4 so exclusive and desirable:
Proudly presenting another Bianchi‘s masterpiece, the X4 TSX Reparto Corse racing machine which dates back to 1989. Extraordinary frameset is made of Columbus TSX tubing, built with Campagnolo C Record groupset with iconic Campagnolo Delta brakes, original Turbo saddle, original Bianchi cables, original Bianchi Servzio Corse wheels. No much words needes.
Frame & Fork: Bianchi Specialissima, Columbus TSX (frame no. F362)
-seat tube (c-t): 59 cm
-top tube (c-c): 57 cm
-headset tube: 15 cm
-standover: 83 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo C Record (52/39)
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 SGR
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Bianchi Servizio Corse
Cassette: Regina America 7s (24/14)
Headset: Campagnolo C Record
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo C Record (27,2mm)
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo Special for Bianchi
Stem: Modolo (110mm)
Handlebar: Modolo Speedy Brevetato, 42cm (c-c)
Handlebar tape: Bianchi leather (original)
Tubulars: Vittoria Rally
Watter botle / cage: Bianchi (original)
Condition: Used, very low mileage. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks or bends. Groupset and components are in excellent condition.