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Old 10-10-11, 06:46 PM   #1
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Another old Bianchi

It has to be newer than 1978 as it has curved wheel skewers. It is before 1983 because the Campagnolo insignia on the fd is missing the shield that was added for their anniversary. There is no engraved B on the fork or Bianchi on the top of the rear triangle. The serial number is on the fron of the headset rather than on the bottom bracket. Parts are a mix of Campy and ofmega with the exception of what appear to be added later SuperbePro brake levers and shimano600 calipers

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Old 10-10-11, 09:09 PM   #2
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those decals occupy a small time period in the Bianchi line '82ish for lowend to '87 for all bikes. where is it located? the under tha BB cable routing would suggest early to mid '80s yes? the RD looks like a '980 Gear and the Colnago chainwheels would lead me to believe this was perhaps built from parts?

PS the dropouts look short for a '70s bike
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Old 10-10-11, 11:14 PM   #3
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Its in Tacoma in my spare bedroom. I've been riding it for 2 years but its really too tall and not long enough for me. Yeah its really hard figuring out both the campy and the bianchi years...neither has very good online records of their products. I've been searching to narrow it down as there is no model sticker on the frame. I had figured the colnago ring was someone just replacing chainrings through the years, but a piece together is a possibility as well. It was looking a lot like the '82 Bianchi logo
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volpe?
a Volpe would have cantilever brakes and usually a triple

OH so your looking to sell... well Seattle is a big bike market and people go nuts for Bianchis. well they do now but if I tried to sell one the bottom would fall out and Huffy would be top dollar bikes.

anyway what size is it? if it is much bigger than a 60 it might hurt its value. can you post some closeups? I would suspect this is something like a '83 980 named for the Campi '980 Gear' derailleurs.

with a good cleaning you should be able to get about 300 just because it is a Celeste Bianchi with Columbus/Falck frame.
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Bikes go for crazy prices out here. No rhyme or reason. $300 would be the low end for a made in Italy frame. I was thinking $400. The Japanese Bianchis are going for that and more. The paint has scratches...its definitely a daily driver kind of bike. Mechanically though it shifts great and the wheels are in good condition. Its a 59cm (c-c) but not in the way that fits me. The seat tube is 59 but the top tube is 58. I need a longer top tube. There are close ups in that flicker account I think. What do you want a close up of?
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Maybe $350
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ahhhh $400...one just went on ebay
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ahhhh $400...one just went on ebay

a 980 model like yours or a different Celeste Bianchi?
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