My wife bought me an old tall red mystery Bianchi at a garage sale yesterday afternoon, probably because she really liked the colour and figured I would like it. (Yes, I know. You don't have to tell me. I married well). Also, she possibly bought it because I have expressed regrets about getting rid of my old Bianchi a few years ago because it was definitely too small for me (21-inch frame).
Anyway, I suspect that this is a Japanese Bianchi because the components are more or less high-grade Shimano, except for the Italian Ambrosio 19 Extra Super Elite rims on Shimano hubs, and the frame sticker says "MAGNY Ishiwata". There are NO OTHER DECALS anywhere on the bike - except for the "Eduardo Bianchi" decal on the head.
The frame measures 64cm from crank centre to top of seat tube. The entire bike weighs less than 10 kilos (less than 22 pounds).
The bike must have been owned by a professional (doctor or lawyer??) because the bike is quite old and has seen very little use. When I took the rear tire off to see why it would not hold air I found that the tube was patched with black electrical tape.
Here's the question: The Shimano hubs are very skinny and they have little metal clips on them that cover what I assume are lubrication holes. If they ARE lubrication holes, what goes into them and how is it done ??
Pictures below of Bianchi.