Ws the use of ordinary, road-style, horizontal dropouts
pecualiar to Coppi's track bikes, or were all Bianchi track
bikes from the era built in that manner?
Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)
> The use of road drop-outs on the "Fausto Coppi" track bike
> matches pictures of the pursuit bike he used during 1949. I
> have not yet checked to see if the "F C" on the head lug is
> visible in any of the magazines.
> Aldo Ross
> Middletown, Ohio, USA
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> From: Jan Heine <email@example.com>
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> Subject: [CR]Coppi bike - is it real?
> Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 08:30:15 -0800
> > Sifting through the various Coppi bikes - the one in the
> > Milan Technological Museum appears to be too small for
> > the Campionissimo, the one at the Madonna del Ghisallo
> > has a later Simplex derailleur - I wonder about Alex
> > Clarke's machine, visible at
> > http://www.vintagevelos.com/
> > Are those card symbols really evidence for a Coppi
> > provenance? Or were they used on a) top-of-the-line bikes
> > for sale or b) on all team bikes at the time? What about
> > the "FC" in the lugs? A true sign of a "Fausto" bike, or
> > just a "commemorative" series?
> > The bike does appear to be Coppi's size, and the thinned
> > BB shell appears to indicate a top-of-the-line Bianchi of
> > the time. I have not yet asked Alex about the history to
> > see whether there is more to its provenance...
> > Opinions appreciated.
> > --
> > Jan Heine
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