Finally got one! I’ve been searching for a Bianchi Superleggera on EBay for years, but most of them are in terrible shape: dinged, rusted, pitted so I kind of gave up hope… until I rebuilt my 1984 Bianchi Veloce and was bit by the Superleggera bug yet again (my dream bike as a kid – my dream bike 30 years later 🙂 ) A quick search on Google listed one for sale in California; tiny picture, barely visible, I almost didn’t contact the seller. Am I glad I did! Karl from Costa Mesa, couldn’t have come across a nicer guy. He bought the bike new as a kid and had kept all the original parts – including the original Almarc leather handle bars; sounded too good to be true! He sent me some hi-res photos, the bike was gorgeous! Karl had kept it in his living room all these years and it showed; hardly a flaw in the original paint, glistening chrome, only the original Mavic OR10s were missing – but I found those too! Could it get any better? Karl, a picture of you with your bike ?

THANKS Karl (aka “The Real Santa”) !!

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