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Bianchi Pista Classica

Zeroack is an artist who draws these beautiful water color and pen pictures of bicycles. Here is a classic by the artist, a Bianchi Pista Classica in their famous Bianchi blue!
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I'd love to see more, you should keep posting his work! @troygreene84
Beautiful illustration. I looked up the guys work and he is really talented
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