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Marca: Bianchi
Anno di produzione: 1949
Modello: Tour de France
Tipo: racing bicycle
Nazione: Italia
Nome: Bianchi

Bianchi Tour de France, racing bicycle, 1949, 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