Bianchi Specialissima X3 road racing bicycle

“Mamma mia! Bellissima! Che bella bicicletta piccola.” This little racer, constructed from Columbus SL tubing, and sporting a fully chromed aerodynamic fork with a sloping crown, is finished in the traditional ‘Celeste’ colour scheme that immediately identifies it as a Bianchi. The bike has been assembled using a complete Campagnolo component group featuring friction gear shift levers on the down tube, and rolling on a tubular wheelset comprising late model Mavic GP4 rims laced to Chorus hubs. There are many nice details, including subtle engravings on the key lugs painted in contrasting dark blue or black enamel, an Ofmega aluminium headset, short reach chromed Campagnolo drop-outs, and a nice 3ttt drop handlebar and short reach quill stem combination wrapped in blue tape. Marco Pantani would most certainly have approved.

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