For sale a Bianchi Specialissima X4 Classic Bicycle from 1986 from my personal collection in stamped size 54 (52 ctc) and built to its original with only excellent, mint and NOS components (mainly with the extremely rare 1st Gen C-Record components). Overall the bike is in collector state and is the perfect addition to your collection.Probably one of the finest and most beautiful steel racing bicycles ever produced, the Specialissima X4 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.This exemplar has been fully rebuilt according to original and following the passionate and knowledgeable blog from Rob Cobcroft at Velo Aficionado! He is a true Bianchi lover and the most knowledgeable person when it comes to the X4 that he knows inside out. See link below for a excellent read.https://veloaficionado.com/blog/?category=Bianchi+Specialissima+X4The frame (serial no. C 199, Centenario 85 Bottom Bracket) is made of superb Columbus SLX tubes and shows an iconic blade-shaped fork and rear triangle with the iconic squared rear bridge.Beside that, the main features of this Bianchi Specialissima X4 are:the rounded style top eye joint with the pantographed writing “Bianchi” in a gold coloured paintthe brake bridge with the pantographed writing "X4" on the right sidethe internally routed rear derailleur cablethe engraved head tube.As for the components, no expense has been spared and it took me over 2 years to find all the parts as most are extremely rare to find and very expensive. See list below:The bicycle is fully equipped with:- the extremely rare (and expensive!) 1st Generation Campagnolo C-Record rear and front derailleurs derailleur - Excellent condition- Original Panto X4 C record gear shifters - Excellent / Mint condition- Original Panto X4 super record brake calipers. In fact the late X4 were original fitted with super record brakes calipers and levers while the drivetrain and gears were C Record (see Veloaficionados blog for explanation) - Excellent / Mint condition- C Record Seat post and pin in Mint condition- NOS Ambriosio Synthesis durex super professional tubular rims (never used, no brake marks) laced to;- Campagnolo C record High flange hubs in Mint condition- 1st Gen 170mm C record crankset in Excellent condition- Regina cassette in Excellent condition- Fully refurbished Turbo saddle in original celeste colour perfectly matching the bike paint - NOS- Leather bar wrap in exact same leather than the saddle NOS - not fitted to give you the option of changing stem to your required length and/or have a different bar tape (see last picture). Can be fitted on request.- Original Look cleat pedals PP65, the first cleat pedals used by professional on tour in Mint condition- Silca Frame pump with original metal celeste campagnolo head in Mint condition- Very Rare Original Bianchi celeste water bottle (original, not a copy) in Very Good condition- NOS Vittoria Corsa Cx tubular tyreBike will be carefully packaged and sent fully insured using DPD.Any questions please feel free to get in touch 07833230969.
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