The Bianchi Specialissima is undoubtedly one of the most iconic racing bicycles which the Milanese brand has ever produced. Unmistakably Bianchi for the famous "Celeste paintwork", the Specialissima has been developed in different versions which stick out for a unique manufacturing and attention to details. Just as the Bianchi Specialssima X3, a rare model released in the early 1980s and sold for a short time.
The frameset was built with Columbus SLX tubes and differed from other contemporary models for a few, refined details:
- a sloped aero-fork crown
- aero-shaped seat stays and fork blades
- "V" shaped brake bridge
The Specialissima X3 frameset was then subsequently used as the base from which the Bianchi Centenario model was developed. The very typical fork crown, rear triangle and brake bridge of which were basically adopted from the X3.
This Bianchi Specialissima X3 arrived at Steel Vintage Bikes in original condition so we decided to preserve its authenticity by keeping the original paintwork, decals and parts. The bicycle is fully equipped with a Campagnolo Super Record groupset including beautifully pantographeded parts and a super-rare Campagnolo 'prototype' seatpost.
Whether for collectors or Bianchi lovers, this Bianchi Specialissima X3 is a must-have.
Suitable for all Eroica events worldwide.
|Frame & Fork||Bianchi Specialissima X3; Columbus SLX tubing|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Headset||Campagnolo Super Record|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Super Record; 170mm; 52/41 pantographed|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Stem||3ttt; 120mm; pantographed|
|Stem Bar||3ttt; 40cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Record; pantographed|
|Brakes||Campagnolo Record; pantographed|
|Brake Levers||Campagnolo Record; pantographed|
|Rims||Campagnolo Victory Crono; 700c tubular|
|Tires||Continental Giro; 700c tubular|
|Seat Post||Campagnolo; 'Prototype'; pantographed|
|Seat||Selle Italia Turbo; Bianchi branded|
|Handlebar Tape||Wrapped in Almarc Leather|
|Pedals||Campagnolo Record Superleggeri|