Bianchi Mega Pro XL

Bianchi Mega Pro XL 1999

This bike needs no presentation. It’s a Dedacciai SC61.10A aluminium frame from the year 1999, to commemorate the one used by the professional team Mercatone Uno from Marco Pantani in the year 1998.
The frame came with its Bianchi Carbon fork, not the Time one like on the Team’s issue bikes and 1998 bikes. My intention was to create a team replica bike as ridden by the Mercatone Uno squad in 1998, thing which is not so easy for different reasons: For example finding a round ITM handlebar can be very challenging! I also replaced the original ITM Big One stem by a no name one, since the Big One didn’t have a great reputation in terms of solidity… The pedals are Look ones since I don’t use Time.
In the next future I will replace all bolts and skewers with PMP titanium ones.
Here below the listing of the components and the pictures. Enjoy!

- Bianchi Mega Pro XL frame from aluminium SC61.01A tubing made by Dedacciai. The size is a racy 51x54 cm. The paintwork matches the one from the Team Mercatone Uno 1998.
- Bianchi carbon fork, painted.
- PMP titanium seat post, Bianchi edition.
- Selle Italia Flite titanium saddle, embroided Marco Pantani limited edition.
- Bianchi alloy seat post clamp.
- No name yellow stem, 120 mm, a copy of the ITM Big One.
- 3ttt Ergo Power 2 round “Italian” handlebar, 42 cm.
- Campagnolo Record headset.
- Campagnolo Record 9s ergopower levers from 1998.
- Elite Ciussi Inox water bottle cage.
- Campagnolo Record carbon bottom bracket.
- Campagnolo Record crank set, 9s in 170 mm length, chain rings 53 and 39.
- Look PP296 pedals, red.
- Campagnolo Record brakes.
- Campagnolo Record 9s front derailleur.
- Campagnolo Record titanium 9s rear mech.
- Campagnolo Record 9s chain.
- Echowell Echo cyclocomputer, red.
- Campagnolo Shamal titanium HPW 9s aero wheels, for tyres.
- Campagnolo Record 9s cassette, 13-23.
- Vittoria Corsa CX tyres, 23 mm section Mario Cipollini King Lion limited edition, yellow.
- Bianchi celeste handlebar tape.