I have a Bianchi Special - no idea if it's the same or not. I got mine from a fellow iBOB list member and it's by no means a high end frame but it fits me and, as my fixed gear road bike, is probably the frame I've put the most miles on this year so far. Mine's blue and is sized atypically for an Italian frame but not so atypically for a Japanese frame, based on my limited experience with both. It's about 52 in the seat tube and a full 56 in the top tube.
I got mine for free for being willing to pick it up locally.
Brandon Ives wrote:
> I bought mine for $100 and it was a 7 on a 1-10 scale in 1990. I suspect
> I got a good deal (emoticon of your choice here) I think.
> "Nobody can do everything, but if everybody did something everything would
> get done." Gil Scott-Heron
> On Fri, 25 May 2001, Stuart Ferris wrote:
> > I have an opportunity to buy a Specialissima. I believe the vintage is
> > about 1965 to 1967. It is all Campagnolo Record except for Universal 61
> > brakes and the rims and spokes are missing although the owner has the
> > original hubs . The bike and equipment are entirely original. The paint is
> > worn in some places and some of the decals are not in great shape. It is
> > still, however , a beautiful machine. It is a copper orange color, 57 cm
> > ctc. Would anyone care to speculate on a value for such a bike . I would
> > appreciate any advice. Thanks Stuart Ferris