Friday, June 30, 2006

A coupla Coppi-era Bianchis

With the Bianchi-theme Retro Ride only a week away, here are a couple of bikes to stoke the anticipation of the Bianchi tifosi

While surfing my favourite Japanese bike sites last night I found this 1953 Bianchi that deserves a wider audience.
It looks like this bike was carefully stored in the back of the barn when one of the crank cotter pins wore out- see how the front crankarm is drooping.

Peter Johnson's 1956 Bianchi has a few interesting features like an early Campagnolo 2-bolt steel seatpost, and Ottusi-modified Brooks B17 saddle.

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