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Bianchi "Campione del Mondo" - 1953

Owned by: Mario Romeo

Bianchi Romeo RB 1

Frame
Bianchi "Campione del Mondo", frame number 200148 - 1953; Seat-tube 23.2" 
Wheels
Fiamme sprint rims on FB Hubs small-flange quick release hubs
Chainset Bianchi double
Pedals Period Italian pedals (awaiting Bianchi Sheffield), Christophe clips Binda straps
Gears Campagnolo Gran Sport front and rear
Brakes Universal Extra Model 51 (BREV 453949) sidepull stirrups with Universal levers and hoods
Stem/Bars Ambrosio Champion with Bianchi integrated headset
Saddle Brooks
Extra details "Campione del Mondo" model to commemorate the World Championship victory of Fausto Coppi in 1953  at Lugano, Switzerland. The previous owner did a terrific job bringing this back to life. The rear hub had the 53 date code on cone. The bike is a joy to ride and shifts very well,it bike is in unrestored condition apart from the bartape, tyres and hoods.

Bianchi Romeo RB 5
'Bianchi' on one side, 'Campione del Mondo' on the other, of downtube
Campagnolo 'open C' levers, chrome head lug and fork crown

Bianchi Romeo RB 2
View showing transfers and front brake stirrup
Bianchi Romeo RB 3
Side view showing Bianchi integrated head set

Bianchi Romeo RB 4
Campagnolo Gran Sport front and rear changers, Bianchi chainset