Bianchi, 1947, official racing bicycle

1947 – Bianchi, official racing bicycle – Italy

Official racing bicycle, equipped with the new 2-lever Campagnolo gearbox, that allowed to change more quickly and a great reliability under stress. It seems like this bicycle was gloriously used by the official team for the 1947 Tour of Lombardy.

Technical notes:

  • Campagnolo gearbox
  • Campagnolo hubs
  • Universal brakes, adjustable from the handlebar
  • Brooks saddle
  • Nisi light alloy rims
  • Cinelli tailor-made handlebar
  • Oiler on the crankset.

Additional info:

With the 2-lever gearbox used between 1935/1945, in order to change gear you had to pedal backwards, let the wheel free with the long lever, move the chain with the short lever on the desired pinion and fix the wheel back with the long lever.

 

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