Monday, July 18, 2011

Fausto's Tour Bianchi

1953 Bianchi Tour de France
Produced in honor of Fausto Coppi’s 1952 Tour De France victory

A replica of the bike that Fausto Coppi rode to win the 1952 Tour de France and the prized possession of the Bouré Bicycle Museum

57cm seat tube (c-t)
57cm top tube (c-c)
Campagnolo dropouts
Serial #496851

Bianchi bottom bracket
Bianchi integrated headset
*"Bianchi-1953" is stamped on the bottom bracket cups and headset cups*
Bianchi seat binder bolt

Magistroni Bianchi-engraved cottered crankset with 49/46 rings (rechromed)

Campagnolo Gran Sport shifters, front & rear derailleurs

Campagnolo/FB Bianchi-engraved, low flange, 3-piece hubs

Nisi rims, 32h Front/40h Rear with knurled brake surfaces
Regina Gran Sport Corse freewheel – 14/16/18/21/24

Sheffield Sprint – 673 pedals. Christophe toe clips & Binda straps

Universal Extra (long reach in the rear) brake calipers and levers

Ambrosia Champion (aluminum) handle bars (38cm c-c) and stem (12cm)

REG spring-loaded down tube water bottle cage

Brooks B-17 Narrow saddle (modern)

This bike was restored by Ed Litton of CA, an authorized Bianchi warranty frame builder/painter. It has period correct celeste paint, and decals. The chrome on the frame is original.

Photography by Brandon Donahue
"Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Quincieras, and Family Photos that will make your life look better than it really is."

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