Bianchi’s storied history as a major Italian bicycle manufacturer began as long ago as 1885, when the young Eduardo Bianchi opened his first bicycle works in Milan. Bianchi was an early exponent of the philosophy that success in competition would increase sales of Bianchi bikes, and offered prestigious sponsorship deals to the greatest professional cyclists of the era. A few years later Giovanni Ferdinando Tommaselli rewarded the company with their first famous international victory when he won the 1899 Grand Prix de Parigi (Paris Grand Prix) upon an early Bianchi Pista bicycle.
The Bianchi name continued to be represented at the highest level of international cycle sport throughout the twentieth century, with great champions such as Costante Girardengo, Giuseppe Olmo, Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi, Moreno Argentin, Gianni Bugno and Marco Pantani all having chalked up multiple wins atop Bianchi racing bicycles.
Bianchi Ledro from the late 1950s.
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Tubes — Italian
Handlebar — 50cm width
Stem — 40mm
Seat Tube 54cm ct. – ct. (56.5cm top)
Top tube length 57cm ct.-ct.
Stand Over height – 80cm
Headtube – 140mm
Headset — Bianchi Integrated
Shifters — Campagnolo Gran Sport
Cranks — Bianchi
B.B. — Bianchi
Rear Der. — Campagnolo Gran Sport
Brakes — Weinmann 730
Wheels — Bianchi Hubs; Ambrosio Rims
Tires — Panaracer Pasela 25mm
Seatpost — Bianchi
Saddle — Brooks B17