✓ Original 1970s Race Bike
✓ Made in Italy
✓ L'Eroica Compliant
✓ Professionally Serviced
Bianchi is the world's oldest bicycle manufacturer, starting in Italy in 1885 and still going strong today. Bianchi not only have a long history but an enviable race pedigree too having been ridden to great success by Fausto Coppi and Marco Pantani as well as many more, and they are still represented on the Pro Tour circuit. Often easy to spot thanks to their distinctive celeste paint, Bianchi have a special place in the heart of collectors and vintage bike enthusiasts the world over.
The ‘Rekord’ designation was used on a range of bikes throughout the 1970s and 80s, they were finely made steel frames with the traditional Celeste colour-way and came in a variety of specifications. The Rekord bikes were numbered depending on their specifications, like all high end bikes of the period though the actual spec varied from the catalogue in most cases depending on what the builder had and what the customer wanted!
This particular Rekord is probably a ‘748’ model which we have dated to 1975, the original Celeste paint is a joy to look at, and the classic Campagnolo Valentino drivetrain works nicely alongside a smattering of Ofmega parts. All in all, a great value bike with period correct spec, the combination of a really useable set up with that classic Bianchi look is a real winner.
If you're looking for a bike to ride in L'Eroica, Anjou Velo, Velo Retro etc then look no further, this Bianchi Rekord is a great choice. It’s fully compliant with the rules and will certainly turn heads at any of the retro rides out there.
The bike's been taken apart, inspected & re-built in our workshop so we know everything's working as it should. The frame is straight & true without any dents or dings - please inspect the photos for cosmetic condition, we've photographed the bike in detail so you can see the exact condition before purchasing.
Seat Tube (ctc) - 55 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 55 cm
Head Tube - 138 mm
Standover - 80.5 cm
Era - 1970s
Weight - 10.31 kg
Tubing - Tubi Calibrati 1-20
Country - Italian
Frame No - 7A00629
Brakes - Universal Model 51
Brake Levers - Unknown non-aero
Chainset - Ofmega Forgiato - 50/42 - 170 mm
Shifters - Campagnolo Valentino Extra
Rear Derailleur - Campagnolo Nuovo Valentino Extra
Front Derailleur - Campagnolo Valentino
Freewheel - Sunrace - 5 Speed - 14-24
Chain - KMC
Pedals - Quill with Cornez steel clips and Leather straps
Bottom Bracket - Ofmega
Hubs - Ofmega small flange
Rims - Mavic Red Label Sprints
Tyres - Vittoria Rally - Tubular - 23mm Width
Headset - Ofmega
Handlebars - 3TTT Record - 36 cm (ctc)
Stem - 3TTT Touriste - 110 mm Extension
Saddle - Selle Italia Suede
Seatpost - Unknown fluted - 26.2 mm