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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.
    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 SS, '?? 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.

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    Too new for me. Can anyone help out?

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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.
    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,

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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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    Hi! Can anyone help with this model? Which year it is? Bianchi xl ev2 reparto corso celeste puro? Thank you!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrija View Post
    Hi! Can anyone help with this model? Which year it is? Bianchi xl ev2 reparto corso celeste puro? Thank you!!!
    Is that best pic? Any info on the components?
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    Help me identify

    Hello, i have a problem with identification a Bianchi frame that id like to buy, i ve made a research, and i couldnt find anything about this one. Im not sure if its truly Bianchi. The inscription says "Sport U28 - 5 Vel Positron", google says nothing. I was comparing the welds style, and they seems to be not like the rest Bianchi welds in other frames. Could you help me identify it, please?

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    Hm, I cannot help, but got the same problem...
    I bought a bike, and I plan to repaint, rebuild it.
    Can somebody tell me, what is this frame exactly, when it build, and from what?
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angyalpor View Post
    Hm, I cannot help, but got the same problem...
    I bought a bike, and I plan to repaint, rebuild it.
    Can somebody tell me, what is this frame exactly, when it build, and from what?
    Thanks!
    9667_4_big.jpgIMG_6320.jpgIMG_6313.jpgIMG_6318.jpg

    Are there any decals, other than those put on by previous owners? If there is that may help figure out an approximate year. Most of us are pretty good at figuring out what a bike is but honestly your not giving us much to work with. Is there a brand name on the headset? What are the components?

    Assuming it is a Bianchi it would fall into the '
    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 SS, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnetzel View Post
    Hello, i have a problem with identification a Bianchi frame that id like to buy, i ve made a research, and i couldnt find anything about this one. Im not sure if its truly Bianchi. The inscription says "Sport U28 - 5 Vel Positron", google says nothing. I was comparing the welds style, and they seems to be not like the rest Bianchi welds in other frames. Could you help me identify it, please?

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    Hello welcome to the forums. Not the welds the lugs don't look like other Bianchis. This was from the late '70 around 78 or 79. I had a very similar Mixtie for a few years. Personally unless this is under $50 I would pass. These frames are pretty lowend. If it was a complete bike or if you have all the parts to build it on hand it isn't worth the effort. This is built for 27" wheels and as you can see there are no shifter bosses or derailleur hanger.
    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,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Are there any decals, other than those put on by previous owners? If there is that may help figure out an approximate year. Most of us are pretty good at figuring out what a bike is but honestly your not giving us much to work with. Is there a brand name on the headset? What are the components?

    Assuming it is a Bianchi it would fall into the '
    Hm, thanks for your answer!
    It has got only the original decals, I will take pictures from it. It's equipped with M739 set, within two hours I will check the rest.

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    So, here are the pictures!
    Equipped with Shimano Deore XT (M739), and mostly Ritchey components. But I'm not sure, it's the factory set, I think, the frame a bit older then this set.
    I made pictures from all the decals. They looks like originals.
    The headset is Primax-e.
    Almost the same, like on the picture on this forum... :

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    "costruita nel reparto corse"

    This is the text on the 4th picture.
    Sounds good.

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    No idea...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angyalpor View Post
    No idea...?
    I was out having fun yesterday instead of wearing my bike geek hat!
    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 SS, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angyalpor View Post
    So, here are the pictures!
    Equipped with Shimano Deore XT (M739), and mostly Ritchey components. But I'm not sure, it's the factory set, I think, the frame a bit older then this set.
    I made pictures from all the decals. They looks like originals.
    The headset is Primax-e.
    Almost the same, like on the picture on this forum... :

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    WOW! I was looking too new. This looks around '93 direct from Italy and while the dropouts don't look right, but think it is either a Columbus EL or Oria frame. It make take a few days bit I am going to try and contact a person at Bianchi I chat with sometimes and get a second opinion.

    The Nth bikes (aside from one full suspension) are not in the standard catalog but the special Reparto Catalog from '93. So not ever having seen any or in person and not really seeing them in the back of the catalog I didn't recognize the decals.

    I would certainly clean it up real good but hold off on the paint until we figure out what it is. It likely isn't worth thousands of dollars but your not likely to get replacement decals unless you go to a real high repainter who can replicate them.
    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 SS, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Thank you for answer, you've helped me a lot i would buy it instantly if that was a Bianchi... but now it's not necessary, although auction is on 7$ now, and tomorrow ends :d

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