Possibly one of the finest and most beautiful steel racing bicycles ever produced, the Bianchi Specialissima X4 Argentin is a limited edition of the famous Bianchi Specialissima model. Bianchi produced the Specialissima X4 for six years between 1986 and 1991, as a development of the "Centenario 1985" model.
The particular version with black painted fork and rear triangle was named after Moreno Argentin, the professional rider of the Sammontana Bianchi team who in 1986 won Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the World Championships. It is made of top level Columbus SLX tubes with inner helical reinforcements.
It shows the typical details characteristic for X4 models as the brake bridge with the pantographed writing "Bianchi" on the right side, internally routed rear derailleur cable, the engraved head tube and of course the Columbus tubing. Interestingly, in this case are missing the pantographes on the ends of the seat stays.
As for the equipment, it is fitted with Campagnolo C-Record gruppo with iconic Cobalto brakes with matching brake levers, mint Mavic rims, 3ttt cockpit or a leather bartape.
A vintage bicycle with history and pedigree.
|Size (Center-Top)||54 cm|
|Top Tube||54 cm|
|Head Tube||12 cm|
|Crankset||Campagnolo C-Record; 170 mm; 52/39 chainrings|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo C-Record|
|Seat||Selle Italia Turbo Special|
|Hubs||Campagnolo C-Record; 7-speed; 18-14 ratio|
|Rims||Mavic G40; 700C clinchers|
|Tires||Michelin Dynamic Classic; 622/23 NEW|
|Stem||3ttt Record; 105 mm|
|Stembar||3ttt; 40 cm|
|Chain||YBN hard plated NEW|