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Bianchi X4 Specialissima 1988         Featured Bike! on 08/3/2011

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Bianchi X4 Specialissima / SLX / Campa dropouts / 55cm / 1988 (could possibly be 1989)

Cinelli / Cinelli

Columbus / Campa NR

Mavic / Campa NR / Vittoria

Mavic / Campa NR / Vittoria

Campa NR / Campa NR

Italia Sprint / Campa

Campa NR

Campa NR

Campa NR

Campa NR

From what I can find on the web, this is a limited edition Reparto Corse "X4 Specialissima" frame from 1988. It has SLX tubing and an almost complete Campa NR group. The original is said to have been equipped with C-Record and I don't know the story about how this one turned out wit NR. Anyway it's a beautiful bike and a dream to ride.

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Bianchi X-4

Looking for the elusive 1988 Bianchi X-4 Specialissima!

Get in touch with me please!

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Nice frame. If I had my

Nice frame. If I had my pick of any steel Bianchi from the 1960's on, it would be an X4. Pity they're so hard to find here in the U.S.

Is there a Specialissima decal that's not in the photos?

I'm curious because your frame is the only one I've ever seen other than my own which has both the script "Bianchi" pantograph on the seatstay caps and the eagle panto on the fork crown. The eagle was pretty common, but the seatstay caps are unusual; the capital B panto and the block letter "Bianchi" come up more often.

I'm still trying to ID mine; the receptionist at Bianchi USA has said he's willing to go look through the old catalogs if you send him photos. I don't know if he has access to European catalogs. Bianchi is part of Cycleeurope Group, so you may be able to get more detailed information in Sweden.

I've added you to the Bianchi di celeste cluster.

Interesting, I've been

Interesting, I've been trying myself to get some info on the web, and these thread gave some good answers.

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-527618.html
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?399252-Opinions-on-quality-value-of-a-vintage-Bianchi-frame&highlight=black%20chrome

One of them says that my particular model (supposedly a Specialissima X4) was never retailed in the US and would thereby not be listed in the US catalogue. I'll try to get EUR catalogue scans through Cycleeurope, let you know how it goes..



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