For Sale 1950's Bianchi Campione Del Mondo: 58cm - Restored! Magistroni 5-Pin 1st Universal 51-Campy-Celeste


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Rare opportunity to own a restored and fully rideable top level 1950's Bianchi racing bicycle at an attainable price, in the right shade of Celeste! This is a true piece of history, with a lot of legends attached to it. It would be a killer L'Eroica bike to draw the stares, or to take to bike shows! In fact, this is the bike the modern retro Bianchi L'Eroica model is based off of! This one was restored (I was told in the 1960's), with a very loose aim of being a tribute to Fausto Coppi's 1953 Giro D' Italia winning bike (the first major race win with Campagnolo's new Gran Sport gruppo!). The paint and components are in primo condition with only a handful of blemishes, it's in pure show bike condition but not so immaculate that you're scared to ride it (or so immaculate that you couldn't afford it).

Most of the parts on this bike are difficult to find, but there are two that are extremely rare. First, is a very first year 1951 set of Universal Mod 51 brakes and levers, inexplicably with original hoods in wonderful condition! The levers are identified as 1951 by the pointed blades with flat back with brown conical hood (later ones were black, early were brown or white). The brakes are ID'd as early via the wrap around return springs (later versions had retaining pegs) and no engravings on the quick releases. These Second, the Magistroni 5 pin cottered crank was their top model, and very hard to find. It even has the original Magistroni branded chainrings, while most you'll find have TA chainrings. The frame is adorned with a period Madonna Del Ghisallo medallion from the famed patroness saint of cycling's chapel. Many famous Italian racers who visited this chapel upon a hill of the same name took a medallion for their bike as protection.

-Top tube:58cm
-Seat tube:58cm c-t (56cm c-c)
-Head tube: 161mm

I went overboard on the description and posted 80+ photos, this is just a summary. Click the link here for more pics & all the details!

**MANY more photos, HERE**

$3500. (ask about local pickup in Portland discount)

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