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Pantani preferred the bandana to the cap

#BAAW

Titanium seat pillar carries the Pantani saddle with Titanium rails

Nimble stays in comparison to a modern pro's machine

A bike destined to be in yellow

Minor deviation from the original with yellow hoods and black stem

Campagnolo top tier groupset - Record

Oversize steel tubing made for a stiff and lightweight frame

Professional Cycling Team spec

Few riders were as iconic as Il Pirata

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist

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Forza Pantani

The name Pantani conjures up images of bold attacks, ascending life a bird in the drops and descending like a devil behind the saddle.

1998 saw a breakthrough year for Marco Pantani of Grand Tour victories. After capturing the Giro and the heart of Italy, he backed it up a month later to win Le Tour de France.  A feat putting him in a class of only 7 others.

The Bianchi Mercatone uno team combined two Italian giants and the bike painted in their respective colours.  ‘Giallo’ for Mercatone and the famous celeste of Bianchi.

Equipped with the highest tier Campagnolo Record 9s – which was only it’s second year of production in 1998.

Pantani and his team rode an alloy version of this frame, the bike pictured features a lightweight Boron steel with beautifully bowed seat stays.

Thanks to Mascot Cycles for use of the bike and the Pantani display banner.

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Forza Pantani featurable

For the velospotters:

  • Frame – Bianchi Mega Pro XL Reparto Corse, Boron Steel
  • Fork – Time Carbon
  • Stem – ITM
  • Headset – Campagnolo Record
  • Bars – ITM Super Italia Pro 260
  • Brakes – Campagnolo Record
  • Derailleur – Campagnolo Record 9s
  • Shifters – Campagnolo 9s
  • Cassette – Campagnolo Record
  • Cranks – Campagnolo Record 175mm
  • Wheels – Campagnolo Proton clincher
  • Tyres – Vittoria Corsa CX
  • Saddle – Selle Italia signature edition, Ti rails
  • Seat pillar – Campagnolo Record Titanium 27.2
  • Bidon cages – Ciussi Inox

 

 

 

FORZA PANTANI!

A feature length movie ‘Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist’  chronicals his life and is set for release in Australia by Melburn Roobaix partner, Madman Entertainment are bringing it to the big and little screens.

Sydney

Palace Chauvel / Tuesday July 1

Melburn

Cinema Nova / Wednesday July 2

DVD

Pre-order Now / Released July 30

 

Trailer

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