Re: [CR]re: Actual 1950 Coppi Bianchi for sale

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From: "Aldo Ross" <>
To: "classicrendezvous" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]re: Actual 1950 Coppi Bianchi for sale
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 11:45:45 -0500

Alex Clark addressed the problems with this particular bike a few years ago:

"Coppi used a plain steel seat pin, not an aluminum NR. Coppi would have had a steel Bianchi stem, not a later Ambrosio aluminum. Brake levers are later 61/68 models with adjusting barrels, not correct. Bianchi logo on downtube is painted-on, but should be a decal."

I'll add that the cut-out in the fork crown and the depression in the chain stay should probably be painted-in with blue (see old photos).

I think it's the same bike as shown in VeloNews supplement a few years back, an uninformed restoration by (Scapin?).

Current "bid" of $31,251 seems a bit fantastic.

Aldo Ross

----- Original Message -----
From: Hilary Stone
To: classicrendezvous
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]re: Actual 1950 Coppi Bianchi for sale

> CR members may be interested to view what is claimed to be Coppi's 1950
> Paris-Roubaix winning bike for sale at F220,000. The rear derailleur is
> wrong as as are the brake levers and I think the callipers. It can be viewed
> at


> Regards

> Hilary Stone