Beautiful Bicycle: Emily’s Bianchi Track Bike Oct 10, 2010

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One of the days I was in Austin, I met up with my friend Emily who works at Mellow Johnny’s. Em’s a rad chick and her bike makes most collectors and Bianchi enthusiasts scratch their heads. It’s a true track geo with stamped track ends and other details but then there are water bottle bosses. Waah?

Check out more photos below.

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Back in the day, Bianchi made some beautiful bikes. All hand made in Italy.

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Rather than sticking with Campy Pista, Emily went with White Industries’ Urban Pedals. I have these and they are hands down the best metal pedal out there.

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Pantographed seat stays and classic Celeste paint.

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Only her fork came drilled. This and the bottle mounts led her to do some research and in the end, it turns out this bike was a custom 1-off for a track racer who wanted to train on the streets.

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Pretty rad. Sorry for the photo-quality. My camera was almost out of battery life and I had to shoot it while I had the chance. If you’re in Austin, swing through Mellow Johnny’s and say hey to Emily!

  • Chris

    This may be one of the best bikes ever posted on this blog. Beautiful, rare and purpose built. In typical fashion I will nit-pick and say the chain is too tight but my god this bike is basically perfect.

  • chris campbell

    Way to go Emily!

  • baker

    didn’t something happen to this frameset in shipping back to austin from NYC BFF? sidenote: i spy a progress coffee porch!