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    Beater ID

    I just picked up an older Bianchi and fixed it up for my beater bike. The frame was repainted an ugly green and the only ID is the serial number, which may or may not tell me anything if I feel like pulling off the BB housing cable stays to see it. It's a very light lugged steel frame, Shimano 600 cranks, 50/39 double, 105 group w downtube shifters, 8 speed cassette, quill stem, TTT bars, dura ace hubs on Mavic Open Pros.
    I don't know if any of that is original, but I put the bike as a late 80s or early 90s model. Closest match I found for the frame browsing around was an 85 Limited. Any ideas?
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    Yeah. Find a 54cm or 55cm one just like it and send it to me.

    Sounds like a great catch, and the hue will soon arise demanding pictures.
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    hue...hue and cry...a very mysterious phrase...

    This mysterious word hue is from the first part of the Anglo-Norman French legal phrase hu e cri. This came from the Old French hu for an outcry, in turn from huer, to shout. It seems that hue could mean any cry, or even the sound of a horn or trumpet—the phrase hu e cri had a Latin equivalent, hutesium et clamor, “with horn and with voice”.

    Just thought y'all would like to know.

    Post some pictures for us, okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luker
    hue...hue and cry...a very mysterious phrase...

    This mysterious word hue is from the first part of the Anglo-Norman French legal phrase hu e cri. This came from the Old French hu for an outcry, in turn from huer, to shout...
    I'm guessing this has a similar root to Huret - at least based on how often I shout at my Alvit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Yeah. Find a 54cm or 55cm one just like it and send it to me.

    Sounds like a great catch, and the hue will soon arise demanding pictures.
    I should be able to snap and post some pics this weekend.
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    OK here are some pics. Note that I replaced the original stem with this TTT stem.







    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    my guess would be about '83-85, based on chainstay brazing and fork crown. I don't think that this one is a limited (not, at least, a Japanese limited) because they did the stay ends differently on the Japanese bikes. maybe a campion or a trofeo, columbus cromor (what size is the seatpost?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by luker
    my guess would be about '83-85, based on chainstay brazing and fork crown. I don't think that this one is a limited (not, at least, a Japanese limited) because they did the stay ends differently on the Japanese bikes. maybe a campion or a trofeo, columbus cromor (what size is the seatpost?)
    It is a 27.2 seatpost. I'm starting to lean towards a Campion, found a photo of one from the same time period you mentioned and they look like twins.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    27.2 sez, loud and clear, good tubing. Both full-spec 531 and SL/SLX normally accommodate a 27.2. That doesn't narrow it much, but you can pretty much rule out the top end bikes (super leggera, centenario) because of the way that the stays are attached to the rear dropouts.

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