Incredible item, dreadful presentation

This is the best the seller could do?

Perhaps we should be grateful that s/he at least saw fit to place it on a tarp.


Bianchi Centenario 1985 was made to celebrate Bianchi’s 100th anniversary. This is an all original, custom built, hand crafted bicycle made for a limited edition series. Approximately 1500 of this model were made world-wide. Every part is pantographed with “Bianchi Centenario” text.

Frame / Size / Year:
Bianchi Centenario, Columbus SLX, 56cm, 1985. Frame # 0408

Handlebars / Stem:
3TTT/3TTT Gimondi Super Competition, hand stitched Celeste leather cover.
Bianchi Centenario TTT model AR84 stem

Fork / Headset:
Columbus SLX fork blades – investment cast. Head tube badge – Bianchi eagle is sterling silver dipped in gold and engraved with the limited edition number 0706. Campagnolo forged fork ends.

Front Wheel / Hub / Rim / Tire:
Campagnolo C Record, high flange, Vittoria Corsa tubular with celeste sidewalls (never used)

Rear Wheel / Hub / Rim / Tire:
Campagnolo C Record, high flange, Vittoria Corsa tubular with celeste sidewalls (never used)

Crankset / Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo C Record with 53/42T chain wheels. 170mm crank arms

Saddle / Seat Post:
Selle Italia Super Turbo, covered in celeste leather. Seat post Campagnolo super record.

Pedals / Chain:
Campagnolo C Record with celeste leather toe straps, Regina extra with special color.

Shifters / Derailers:
Campagnolo C Record

Brakes / Brake Levers:
Campagnolo S Record – internally routed celeste housing.

Black nickel plating with clear coat.

Silca Impero pump chrome finish, celeste waterbottle both hand stitched leather covered. Extra large Centenario jersey – never worn. Centenario

Carry bag – never used.

Amazing condition, ridden a few hundred miles only – some minor storage scuff marks.
I bought it new in 1986 and have the following to go with the bicycle:
Bianchi’s owners card – not signed
Bianchi Centenario shirt – extra large (never worn)
Bianchi Centenario carrying bag ( never used )
Original green walled Bianchi Vittoria Centenario tires ( only made one time – never used )
Manuals and tool kit


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