There is some kind of a soft spot in many cycling fans hearts for all things Mercatone Uno related. And it is not hard to find out why. The team was pretty successful, off course, but what makes it truly iconic is the figure of Marco Pantani. It was he who attracted great crowds, previously untouched by this great and cruel sport. His story has often been told and we will not try to repeat it. If you are not familiar with his life, we recommend you watch the documentary "Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist"
When Pantani, il Pirata, won the double of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in 1998, he was the first Italian to achieve this triumph after Fausto Coppi almost 50 years before. And like Fausto Coppi, he did so on his Bianchi. A very similar model to one we present you here - the Bianchi Mega Pro Mercatone Uno.
This Bianchi Mega Pro illustrates the typical "Mercatone Uno Paint Scheme" and is fitted with a blend of Campagnolo parts with 9-speed Ergopower shifters operated from the bars. There are also Bianchi NTH rims, Bianchi saddle or the yellow ITM stem.
It's a bike for all Pantani fans or just for those looking for a good ride and typical 90s look.
It has been checked in our workshop and it is ready to roll.
|Size (Center-Top)||54 cm|
|Top Tube||54 cm|
|Head Tube||11.5 cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Veloce 9-speed|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Mirage; 170 mm; 53/39|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Mirage|
|Seat||Selle Italia Bianchi|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Veloce; 9-speed; 28/13 cassette|
|Rims||Bianchi NTH 520/420; 700C clinchers|
|Tires||Continental Ultra Sport; 622/23 clinchers NEW|
|Stembar||ITM Super Europa 2; 40 cm|
|Chain||KMC 9-speed NEW|