Bianchi, 1949, racing bicycle, Tour de France

1949 – Bianchi, Tour de France, racing bicycle – Italy

This bicycle is an ultrarare supercorsa, uncommonly fitted with a SIMPLEX gearbox.

With a bicycle like this Fausto Coppi won the Tour in 1949.

Bianchi celebrated this great victory by launching a new “Tour de France” bicycle, fitted with a Campagnolo gearbox instead of Simplex. It seems that the implementation of the Simplex gearbox on the bicycles of that year was due to a late tune on the new Record gearbox, that later became very famous.

Technical notes:

  • 4-speed SIMPLEX gearbox
  • Direct lever SIMPLEX derailleur
  • UNIVERSAL brakes
  • BIANCHI tailor-made handlebar


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