Re: [CR]Bianchi Tour de France model - history?

Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 10:35:20 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Bianchi Tour de France model - history?
From: Richard M Sachs <>

there's a nice expose on this model in the book from the BellaCosa series published by Chronicle Books entitled 'Bicycles Le Biciclette'. on pages 102 and 103 a bianchi tdf is depicted, seemingly original. e-RICHIE lugs 'R' us chester, ct

On Tue, 4 Mar 2003 09:54:19 -0500 "Dave Patrick" <> writes:
> I would be most appreciative if any CR members can fill me in on any
> information related to the Bianchi TdF model. I understand that it
> came out
> in 1952, and featured the very first Campy Gran Sport derailleur. I
> have
> also see pictures of two models from the late 1950s. One item of
> note is
> that on the early models that I've seen, the indents/crimps in the
> chainstays are painted a different/darker shade of blue than the
> main frame
> color, which is Bianchi celeste green/blue. During what years did
> this
> occur? And for what years did the integral headset occur? Any info
> related
> to these questions, and other pertinent info in dating specific
> years, would
> be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your consideration.
> Dave Patrick
> Chelsea, Michigan