Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Very carefully and precisely measure the width of the bottom bracket shell itself. If it is 68mm wide, the BB is English/ISO threaded, and the frame was made in Japan. If it is 70mm wide, the BB is Italian threaded, and the frame was made in Italy. I am GUESSING yours is Japanese ... let us know how it "measures up."
As for the price, that sounds decent enough to me. The Japanese Bianchis may be less collectible than the Italian ones, but several folks have suggested that they are sometimes better-made, and Tange CrMo has been compared VERY favorably with Columbus.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069