When it comes to vintage bicycles, there are few things as iconic as the famous "Bianchi Celeste". Forever associated with the epic victories of Fausto Coppi, the Bianchi paintwork has become a legend of cycling history.
Released in 1953 to celebrate Fausto Coppi's victory at the World Championship in Lugano, the Campione del Mondo (Italian for World Champion) was the top model of the Milanese brand and built as evolution of the Bianchi Tour de France. Unmistakable is certainly the lightweight frameset with integrated headset and chromed lugs.
This Bianchi Campione del Mondo (Frame No. 16034) is fully equipped with great parts, as the original Campagnolo Gran Sport gearing, FB crank arms or Universal Extra brakes, Ambrosio cockpit, Brooks saddle or Nisi Toro rims.
It still sports the original celeste paintjob, which show nice patina and is quite nicely preserved.
A must-have for collectors and Bianchi fans. A bicycle with an unmistakable livery.
|Size (Center-Top)||58 cm|
|Top Tube||57 cm|
|Head Tube||14 cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Gran Sport|
|Crankset||F.B.; 170 mm; 52/45 Simplex chainrings|
|Hubs||Campagnolo high flange; 5-speed; 22/15 ratio|
|Rims||Nisi Toro; 700C tubulars|
|Tires||Michelin Dynamic Classic; 622/32 NEW|
|Stem||Ambrosio Champion; 11 cm|
|Stembar||Ambrosio Champion; 38 cm|
|Chain||YBN classic NEW|