In Belgium, in the sixties and early seventies, you had a well-known sponsor called Mann or Dr. Mann. Nothing to do with the filter company.
Don't know if the different Mann-teams ever rode bianchi.
> Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:01:41 -0500
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> Subject: Re: [CR] basement find Bianchi
> On 25/02/10 01:13 PM, Bob Freitas wrote:
> > Also about this particular bike, note the Campagnolo dropouts, all
> > Reparto Corsa production used them, bikes produced at other
> > facilities used lesser types and its an easy indicator of origin.
> I have a January 1981 Bianchi Pista, Model E.1.51 (not Super Pista,
> Model E.1.50),complete with the big rectangular gold F.I.V. E. Bianchi
> sticker on the bottom of the seat tube that I have been told by several
> sources indicates Reparto Corsa production in that time frame, despite
> it being having Gippiemme fork drop-outs and unbranded trackends. Is
> this wrong or does "all" in the above quotation only apply to road bikes?
> Marcus Coles
> London, Ontario, Canada