Classic & Vintage - Help identifying a Bianchi frame
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07-27-07, 03:43 PM
Hey everyone, I've recently purchased an older Bianchi frame "Campione Del Mondo" I believe is the name of the frame as well. On the head tube what I believe is the serial number "4B29370" is printed. I know that Bianchi serial numbers aren't really understood, but does the 4 mean it's likely a 1984? The only original component still on it when I got it was a two part campagnolo pump bracket, if that could help date it. I've posted a couple pictures but could post pictures of any other part if it would help
Thanks a ton!
07-27-07, 03:54 PM
Can't really help you on year or model, othe than its from the 70s or 80s, but its not a high end Bianchi. The eyelets for the fenders would not have been on the high end racing models, but its a nice frame in good shape. I wouldn't repaint it, the paint is in pretty good condition.
07-27-07, 03:54 PM
That must be older than 1984. Do the dropouts and fork ends say "campagnolo"?
07-27-07, 03:56 PM
Also, is the sticker on the down tube (near the head tube) a tubing sticker? What does it say?
07-27-07, 04:13 PM
Thanks for the quick responses
The dropouts do not say campagnolo
The tubing sticker on the down tube says "Tubi Bianchi Calibrati 1 - 20"
I do like the frame, I'm by no means interested in flipping. Just a nice frame that I'm gonna enjoy
The frame is a Rekord from the mid 70's. It was the low-mid line Bianchi depending on the gruppo. I believe they are straight guage or perhaps butted main tubes and about 7lbs and change for the frame and fork.
It's no Specialissma but still a very nice riding frame, and worth building up with a Nuovo Record gruppo and a nice set of wheels.
Bianchi's from the 70's are pretty rare in the States. With good 70's period parts that would be a really nice and somewhat unique ride.
Here's link to a catalog page showing three versions of this frame built: Rekord 748, Rekord 746, and Rekord 745. You want to build it up like the 748!
07-27-07, 05:38 PM
Thank you so much Otis exactly the information I wanted!
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