Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camp Hill, PA
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Hello estciclista, welcome to the forums. we will give you all the help we can. I think you did great for $175, alot of Celeste Columbus tubed Biachis go for much more.
you bike is not however a Campione del Mondo. that sticker was placed on thousands of Bianchis (as allowed but rules) after a Bianchi Team rider again won the World Championships in 1986 in Colorado. the model decals were prone to come off easily on these bikes, and as you see they were prone to that crackling in the paint too.
that Columbus Formula Two frame was used for several models in '88, and that style Bianchi decal was used (your in the US right?) in '88/89 and most of the Italian '90s. the frame could be one of several models and since there is no way of knowing what parts are original (if any I would say the Victory brake calipers and seat post). the Formula Two frames and very nice and have a wonderful ride.
I love how they installed this Rally to go with the triple cranks very nice touch.
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape