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Bianchi 'Paris Roubaix'  - 1951

Owned by: Bob Johnson

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Frame
Bianchi 'Paris Roubaix', 1951; Frame No. 288927; 59 cm; finished Celeste with chrome ends by Argos
Wheels
Fiamme sprint rims on Campagnolo Gran Sport hubs
Chainset Magistroni steel cranks with Bianchi 48T chainring
Pedals Sheffield Bianchi pedals
Gears Campagnolo Paris Roubaix with 4-speed Regina sprockets
Brakes Universal Brev 453949 brakeset
Stem/Bars Ambrosio Champion stem with Ambrosio 'Coppi' bars
Saddle Brooks B17 Oval-badged
Extra details Like most of these bikes, it was imported by Matt Newton of Middlesborough.  I have replaced the Gran Sport derailleur with a  Campag Paris/Roubaix gear.  A previous owner had converted from P R to Gran Sport.  The frame still has the original 'toothed' rear ends.

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Paris Roubaix drive

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Close-up of the gear mechanism

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Operating end of the gear plus Universal brake


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Magistroni steel cottered cranks with Bianchi 48T single chainring

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Paris Roubaix changer and rear hub showing 'dogbone' skewer end


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Rare Sheffield Bianchi pedals
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Even rarer, 'toothed' rear ends for Paris/Roubaix gear



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Campagnolo Gran Sport front hub
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Campagnolo 'straight' QR lever

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Paris Roubaix Catalogue - click for larger image
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Paris Roubaix Catalogue - click for larger image

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Seat cluster showing start of frame number on lug
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Chrome head lugs and 'Celeste' brake cable

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