Bianchi Mega X-PRO reparto Corse

 

 

About

About this bike

Edoardo Bianchi started building bikes in his Milanese factory in 1886, aged 21. Orphaned as an infant, Bianchi begun work, aged eight, in an iron works and eventually opened a two-room workshop of his own, producing all manner of items, from surgical instruments to electrical doorbells, before eventually moving on to cars and motorcycles. Initially trading in penny farthings, Edoardo eventually concentrated on bicycles once he began to experiment with less unwieldy designs.

His big breaktrough came in 1939, when Edoardo adopted Tullio Campagnolo's new gearing system, the Cambio Corsa derailleur. Operated with a rod, it enabled cyclists to change gears while in motion – far more preferable to the previous system, which required riders to dismount and flip the wheel around. By then Bianchi was already selling 70,000 bikes a year but the Cambio Corsa meant sales boomed, although it helped that Bianchi then signed perhaps the most revered cyclist of all.

Several brilliant riders from the modern era have used Bianchi, like Jan Ullrich, Mario Cipollini or Marco Pantani, But nobody is more closely associated with the brand than Fausto Coppi, the brilliant Il Campionissimo (or Champion of Champions), who dominated road racing after the Second World War.

The Bianchi Mega X-PRO Reparto Corse was one of the top models in the Bianchi hierarchy, in the 90's. It was probably on of the best bikes that money could buy. On this same model Bianchi, Marco pantani rode in 1998.

 This build was done specifically for a customer. The frame itself is made out of Aluminum and decked out with a Shimano 6703 Ultegra groupset. Wheels are the famous Swiss made RR 1600's by DT Swiss. The end result is just fabulous. Enjoy the pictures..

 

 

SIZE

  • Seat Tube CC:

    55 cm

  • Top Tube CC:

    55,5 cm

  • Standover height:

    82 cm

  • Headtube:

    14 cm

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SIZE

Parts list

  • Rear derailleur

    Shimano Ultegra 6703

  • Front derailleur

    Shimano Ultegra 6703

  • Gear Shifters

    Shimano Ultegra 6703

  • Crankset

    Shimano Ultegra 6703

  • Bottom Bracket

    Shimano Ultegra 6703

  • Brake levers

    Shimano Ultegra 6703

  • Brake calipers

    Shimano Ultegra 6703

  • Handlebar

    Cinelli Eubios

  • Stem

    ITM 

  • Head-set

    ITM

  • Seat-post

    Carbon

  • Saddle

    San Marco Rolls

  • Hubs

    DT Swiss RR 1600

  • Rims

    DT Swiss RR 1600

  • Freewheel

    Shimano Ultegra 6703

  • Pedals

    Not included

  • Tires

    Schwalbe Montello