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Bianchi - The Legend

The group discuss anything and everything related to Bianchi (est 1885) Bikes.

Website: http://www.trackandtrail.in
Location: India
Members: 47
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2015

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Since over 120 years Bianchi has been representing a dynamic company focused on the international markets in the cycling sector.

Since far back in 1885, the history of Bianchi, located in Milan and moved later in Treviglio, intertwines with the evolution of the bicycles: since then a steady and unrelenting development which, thanks to the triumphs in the most prestigious competitions (more than thousands successes, including six world titles), made Bianchi a famous brand worldwide. Since May 1997 F.I.V. Edoardo Bianchi is part of Cycleurope

A.B., the Swedish company of the Grimaldi group, known as the most important international holding in the cycling sector, thus creating a unique network in the two-wheel market for the wide offer size and the capillarity of the worldwide distribution.

The strategic investments of the group aim at developing a highly-advanced product in order to allow the assertion of the Bianchi brand on international markets. Such a cooperation is an opportunity for Bianchi to introduce at a worldwide level the prestige of its history, technology and fighting spirit, all features characterizing its identity and confirming the authentic and traditional quality of Made in Italy.

History of Bianchi



The company bears the name of the 21 year old Edoardo Bianchi, who started making bikes in his workshop in Milan in 1885. Not one to sit still, Bianchi invented the 'safety' bicycle in 1885 and the first bicycle to have tyres in 1888. In 1895 he created the first ladies bicycle, for Queen Margaret. Then in 1899 Bianchi won their first competition, the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris.

In 1913 he devised the first front brakes for a bicycle, and then in 1915 a bike for the army, the predecessor of the modern mountain bike.

The company grew at an extraordinary pace during the following decades, and the sporting accolades continued, reaching a peak with Fausto Coppi. Coppi won the Giro d'Italia in 1940, and again in 1947. In 1947 he also won the World Record Hour title. In 1949 he made an extraordinary comeback from an early crash to win the Tour de France, and also won the Giro d'Italia again in the same year. An incredible feat that he repeated in 1952, and then also won the Giro d'Italia again in 1953, his fifth success in the race, and the World Championship.

It was not until 1973 that Bianchi, with Felice Gimondi, won their second World Championship, followed by Moreno Argentin in 1986 and Gianni Bugno in 1992.

In the 1990's Bianchi success revolved rather around the mountain bike side of the company. Then in 1998 a spectacular performance by Marco Pantani saw him winning both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia in the same year.

Discussion Forum

My Bianchi Via Nirone 7 2300

Started by P3T3R Jul 6, 2014.

proud owner of bianchi bike..

Started by tejas Aug 22, 2012.

One lost cyclist!!

Started by Vivek Kumar Aug 28, 2009.

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Comment by P3T3R on July 6, 2014 at 11:08pm

I have a Bianchi Via Nirone 7.

Comment by Amit Bhowmik on June 22, 2012 at 6:26pm
I'm selling my Bianchi Nirone 7 (c2c) road bike (Frame 55cms) for 35k in Mumbai. Includes continental gatorskin tyres (700x23), zefal bottle cage, Shimano A530 hybrid clipless pedals, sigma computer, hand pump and frame holder and a frame bag.

It has a sora groupset and carbon forks. New black handlebar tape. Well maintained bike overall. No damage/dents. Minor visible scratches on the rear seatpost and right chain stay.

Recent Picture of bike: http://db.tt/pnrII2gx
Comment by Krishnan Captain on May 17, 2012 at 1:59pm

I am still on the look out for buying a Bianchi bike.  If any one is interested in selling, please do let me know

Comment by Krishnan Captain on April 26, 2012 at 4:20pm

I own a Bianchi Camaleonte Uno and am looking to buy a Camaleonte Sports.  Please let me know if anyone is interetest in selling.  My phone Number is 9022722895

Comment by Nikhil Chitalia on December 15, 2011 at 6:03pm

Hello.  Can someone pls help me locate a store that has a Bianchi Camaleonte Series in their stores.  I could barely find any store that has one in their stock. Even Track and Trail doesnt have them all.

Comment by Nikhil Chitalia on December 14, 2011 at 11:41am

Hello.. I am looking to buy a Bianchi Camaleonte Uno or Bianchi Camaleonte 1 for myself. But they don't seem to be available in the market. Could someone pls advise on the place where these bikes are available. I am dying to get one. :((. Would appreciate if someone reverts on this asap. Thanks.

Comment by Anool J M on November 10, 2010 at 11:24am
which bike ? You can only register Road Bikes.
Comment by Rajiv Madhav Dandekar on November 9, 2010 at 9:32pm
Hi I am unable to register my bike at Bianchi-trace site. Has anyone successfully registered ?
Comment by Rajeshwar Tyagi on November 9, 2010 at 3:04pm
Yet another Bianchi proud owner.
Comment by adityaponkshe on October 17, 2010 at 10:54pm

 

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