ITALY WWI BIANCHI MODEL 1912 FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLE BIKE THE BERSAGLIERI ARMY. ITALY WWI BIANCHI BICYCLE MODEL 1912 FOLDING MILITARY BIKE THE BERSAGLIERI ARMY.
You are looking at a. SUPERB VINTAGE BIANCHI FOLDING SPRING BICYCLE'MODEL 1912.
And which was used in the 1st World War by the. Is closely connected with the ITALIAN culture and history. Bianchi was a well-known company which produced specific number of exquisite bikes, motorcycles and a number of cars for the elite of that times. With the onset of the war they were selected by the Italian government to produce military vehicles - and so they did! For the demands and necessities of their soldiers.
They were the first to adopt specially made mounts for the rifle, gun machine and the tranfer of mortar. The'Bersaglieri', who used this bicycle extensively, were well-known and well respected not only nationally but all around the world for their effectiveness as soldiers and efficiency in their military missions.
That's why, the piece of art you are looking at was made with rear suspension, sprung front forks and front shock absorbers. The bike has small wheels conducive to its folding frame; in this way soldiers could easily hide it or carry it under certain circumstances.
And that was plausible as the. Bianchi Model 1912 weighed only 14kg.
A unique innovation for the era. Please notice that the incorporated bag/sack and the wheels are not the original ones but a good reproduction.
Please notice a dent on the horizontal metal axle/axis under the steering wheel. The RACK at the rear is the ORIGINAL -a rare feature as in most similar bikes the rack is missing.
The mounts on the frame are obvious on which straps were adapted and the bike could easily be carried by soldiers. Comes from a personal collection of old bicycles. Please look at the photos and send me your queries. After some research I was able to gather the information I provided above. I have tried to give a precise description and let you know of the data needed to appreciate this.
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