[CR]Bianchi Specialissma

Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 13:55:53 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: ADP <aphillips9@mindspring.com>
Subject: [CR]Bianchi Specialissma

The bike gods dropped one of these into my lap today at work. I'll post some pictures of it over the weekend, but here are some interesting things I noticed about it. I've had it in my possession about an hour.

It appears to be in very original paint and looks like the Specialissma on Dale's CR Bianchi page with the notable exception of being a metallic sparkly green. While it has some chips and patina, the decals look pretty good.

It's got a nifty integrated headset.

Since someone pretty clearly swapped out the brakes and levers for more modern Diacompes and replaced the Campagnolo rear derailleur for a Sun Tour Cyclone, I'm not sure what else got replaced. It has a no date Campagnolo Strada crankset, in 170, Campagnolo pedals, Campagnolo front derailleur, a TTT bar and stem of an age I've not seen before, two bolt Campagnolo post, Campagnolo hubs with the straight lever quick release and Fiamme sew up rims.

The serial number is on the top of the seatlug, facing front. I'm not posting it here because I'm not sure if they can be interpreted in any way.

Its pretty nifty but I suspect finding the correctly patina'd correct bits to replace the incorrect ones is going to cost some $$$.

So, all you Italian bike experts out there, what do I have?

Ann Phillips, Decatur GA