Bianchi famously is the oldest Italian bicycle manufacture which is still in business. Throughout their more then 130 years of history, they gave forth to an enormous amount of top class racing bikes, always trying to be ahead of the competition.
Our Bianchi Ti Mega Titanium Road Bike from the 1990s is typical for those exemplars. Here Bianchi tried to bring the relatively flexible material that titanium is into a more rigid form than normal round tubes. They formed a so called 'mega tube' by welding titanium sheets together which then served as a downtube. For some time Bianchi had Litespeed doing the titanium welding for them but some had also been done at Bianchi's famous Reparto Corse division.
The Bianchi we present here is one of the latter.
The Frame is combined with a Bianchi carbon fiber fork and has been equipped with a complete racing level Shimano Dura Ace 7700 groupset. A titanium frame calls for parts made of the same premium material. Apart of some aspects of 7700 Dura-Ace gruppo, some fine titanium parts like PMP seatpost or ITM, Flite celeste saddle or 3ttt Pro stem have been fitted.At its time the bike was as technically advanced as it could get and it still is more than just a nice ride today. Not an ordinary bike. Not for ordinary people.
|Rahmenhöhe (Center-Top)||59 cm|
|Schalthebel||Shimano 7700 Dura-Ace|
|Kurbel||Shimano 7700 Dura-Ace; 170 mm; 53/39|
|Innenlager||Shimano 7700 Dura-Ace|
|Sattel||Selle Italia Flite Titanium|
|Naben||Bianchi; 9-speed; 25/12 ratio cassette|
|Felgen||Mavic CXP 30; 700C clinchers|
|Reifen||Continental Ultra Sport; 622/23 clinchers NEW|
|Vorbau||3ttt Pro Titanium; 13 cm|
|Lenker||3ttt; 40 cm|
|Kette||YBN 10-speed hollow pin NEW|