No where is it suggested that the Bianchi shown in the Coppi museum was one of Fausto's. If I remember the bike correctly, it's a much later bike, with low-end components that weren't even produced until after Coppi died, in 1960.
> Regarding Three-Pin Campagnolo Crank:
> There is a picture of (what at least appears to be) a 3-pin Campy
> cotterless crank on a picture of one of Fausto Coppi's bikes in the March
> '99 issue of Cycle Sport, page 29, upper right - below Gimondi's bike.
> The article is on the 'greatest bikes of all time', Bianchi having been
> voted the winner due to the then-current victories of Pantani as well as
> past performance with those other two famous italian bianchi guys...
> This bike of Fausto's has the Bianchi integral headset, and a cinelli
> stem, and campy sidepulls.
> The crank appears to have a pair of alloy chainrings bolted together as a
> subassembly, with a second bolt attaching the ring assembly to each of the 3
> crankarm pins.
> There was such a 3-pin steel cotterless crank on Ebay within the last year
> or so - I almost went for it because my drive-side NR crank arm had just
> broken at the pedal hanger and as I recovered from my wounds I was wondering
> if maybe steel would be more trustworthy.
> Brad Stockwell
> Palo Alto
> PS: the other honorable mentions in Cycle-Sport's best bike roundup included
> Colnago, Pinarello, Gitane, Peugeot, Raleigh, Falcon, De Rosa, Splendor,
> Litespeed and Cannondale!