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    '85 Bianchi Campione d'Italia All Original?

    I recently acquired this Cd'I and am under the impression that everything is original to 1985. The previous owner bought it from a friend who bought it new and he was not an avid cyclist nor was the person I bought it from.
    My question to the brain trust here is, do you think it's original? and although I toyed with the idea of flipping it before I went for a ride and now I really like it, a lot!
    But for my own curiosity, would it have more value if all parts were original right down to the tape, tires and brake pads as to show that not a lot of miles were put on the bike.
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    It looks to me like it's all original. And yes, it will definitely have more value if it is kept that way. Handlebar tape, tires, and the seat are normal wear items. The frame and its decals, plus the original paint are more important, as are the original components. It looks to me like you have a nice fair-weather cruiser. I most definitely wouldn't take it out in the rain or on dirt roads.

    As far as value: I think much of that would depend on its original retail price. In that condition, I would figure the original price and adjust for inflation to give an approximate current value. I would think it is worth at least its original price, just to start. If you like it, keep it. Take care of it, and it will last for many generations.
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    Nice Bianchi, is this in the US or Canada? The Formula Two tubing and script style model name would suggest to me that this is a '87. The '97 catalog does not show black which make me think this may be Canadian. ALso there was something odd about these bikes, the catalog shows them as being equipped like yours with the exception of Suntour Cyclone derailleurs and Accushift (indexing) shifters. I have seen lots of both bikes on the form but we could never determine if it was a Canadian / US model thing or is Bianchi simply had a huge run of these built with the Mistrtal and then switched to the Suntour so they could have index shifting at that price point.

    That bike should be a great rider I have an '88 Formula Two frame and I love the way it rides. The set up with the Mistral has a little extra value to some because it isn't something you see every day, but I would not consider this bike something you need to baby and keep stored for good weather rides only. The original retail on this was right around $570 making it Bianchis lowest priced all Italian bike / entry level racer.

    ***Safety Alert*** Your front brake pads/holders are installed backwards!!! the opening goes toward the rear of the bike. ****




    Personally I would highly recommend removing those tired old brake blocks and putting on some fresh new ones from Kool Stop you would be amazed at the difference in performance. When I first starting working on bikes I never like the Modolo brakes but after I got to know them and there idiosyncrasies I decide they worked as good as any other brake once you get them set up. After all anything is better than shipmano LOL
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    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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