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    How to identify a Bianchi

    I have just purchased a Bianchi but it is not known what year or model it is.

    Does anyone have any insight to narrow down the year or model? Any help is appreciated.

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    If you post some pictures, there are some very knowledgable folks here who can tell you. What you are asking without pictures is a bit vague. Bianchi has been making bikes since 1885.

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    We;come to the the forums Bianchi_Blanco

    Quote Originally Posted by iab View Post
    If you post some pictures, there are some very knowledgable folks here who can tell you. What you are asking without pictures is a bit vague. Bianchi has been making bikes since 1885.
    Well said!! in some cases it can be narrowed down to a few years depending on the style of the decals and the components matched with them. but without pics there is no way to know.
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    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Lots of high res pictures will help us help you.
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    You may find date stamps on the derailleurs and cranks, and the decals did indeed change distinctively every few years. Even a low-end Bianchi can be a very decent bike, and the mid-to-upper models will hold their own against almost anything out there.
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    Some of the pictures are attached, below is a link to a page with all the pictures of the bike that I have taken so far. Please let me know if there is a part of the bike you want to see not pictured.

    http://peddlingrevolution.blogspot.c...-pictures.html
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    Too new for me. Can anyone help out?

    Bianchigirl?

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    OY! the frame started life as a '85 and the same tubing was shared on most frames, asuming they are original, from the Limited on up the line. the abscense of chrome on the chainstay puts it on the level of Nuovo Alloro or Trofeo. if they are the original tubig decals they appear to be the only thing left from the factory, even the Bianchi decals are wrong for the age of the tubing. '85 seems to be, here in the US anyway, the only year for the Bianchi Special tubing, in '86-87 it was Formula 1 or 2. as was noted about the fuji in the other thread atleast they brazeons are still there!



    the paint looks really good on this, what are your plans? if your thinking of making it a road bike again I would go with Victory/Triomphe or a Ogmega/Modolo/ Campi Nuovo blend like a Trofeo or Nuovo Alloro respectivly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    OY! the frame started life as a '85 and the same tubing was shared on most frames, asuming they are original, from the Limited on up the line. the abscense of chrome on the chainstay puts it on the level of Nuovo Alloro or Trofeo. if they are the original tubig decals they appear to be the only thing left from the factory, even the Bianchi decals are wrong for the age of the tubing. '85 seems to be, here in the US anyway, the only year for the Bianchi Special tubing, in '86-87 it was Formula 1 or 2. as was noted about the fuji in the other thread atleast they brazeons are still there!


    the paint looks really good on this, what are your plans? if your thinking of making it a road bike again I would go with Victory/Triomphe or a Ogmega/Modolo/ Campi Nuovo blend like a Trofeo or Nuovo Alloro respectivly.
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    Plans

    I did a Google search on 85 Bianchi Nuovo Alloro and found the link below. From what I can tell you're dead on.

    http://memphis.craigslist.org/bik/2599573893.html

    One of my first thoughts when I got this bike was restore it to it's original state but it might take me a while to come up with all the campy components. I wouldn't mind replacing the carbon for with an original steel fork but it looks like those might be hard to find. If I am able to figure out how to replace the head badge and decals I will repaint it.

    For now I will simply ride it 'as is' as a daily commuter / Saturday club ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi_blanco View Post
    One of my first thoughts when I got this bike was restore it to it's original state...
    Honestly I wouldn't bother, you'll stick way more into it than it's worth. You're basically starting with a bare frame, don't even have a fork. To make it even somewhat original you'd need a fork, headset, stem, bars, wheelset, seatpost, saddle, not to mention the entire Campy group, and the badges and decals. It's just too far gone. At this point I'd just enjoy it as-is and forget about making it original.

    I would get rid of that awful wheelset though. Heavy, probably not aero, and not durable due to the stupid paired spoke design.
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    how can i find out what model bianchi this is?

    I have the same question, was wondering if anyone could help me with this. I have included some pictures, I can take more pictures if needed. Thanks!!!


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