When it comes to cycling, there are a few things as iconic as the famous "Bianchi Celeste". Forever associated with the epic victories of Fausto Coppi and Felice Gimondi, the Bianchi paintwork has been a legend of cycling history ever since.
Masterly handmade in Italy by the Bianchi Reparto Corse – the Bianchi racing division - the Bianchi Specialissima has been the pinnacle of the Milanese brand since its launch in the 1960s. Since then, this racing bike has appealed to thousands of enthusiasts around the globe and has become with its famous "celeste paintwork" an icon of the finest and purest racing tradition of the Italian bike manufacturing.
This Bianchi Specialissima "Professionale" – Mod. 00.05.11 – dates back to 1974 and arrived at Steel Vintage Bikes in original condition, just as displayed on the 1974 Bianchi catalogue: a lightweight Columbus tubing frameset equipped with a Campagnolo Record groupset
Given the original condition, we decided to preserve the authenticity of this bicycle by cleaning and polishing the paint without degrade the very unique (and attractive) "patina" of this 43 years old racing machine. The same treatment was given to the original Campagnolo Record groupset from 1974: our mechanics thoroughly disassembled, cleaned, oiled and adjusted every single component to bring the bike to its former glory – cables, tires and bar tape has been replaced for a better functionality. Original Bianchi water bottle and REG pump complete this impeccable set up.
A vintage racing bicycle which does not need much words. Simply a Bianchi, pure Italian cycling heritage.