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Old 09-22-07, 08:31 AM   #1
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Vintage Bianchi Model

A friend of mine recently gave me a 90s vintage 12 speed Bianchi Road Bike for trade. Most of the decals are missing so I have no idea what model it is. I was told it was the last year they made steel frames before they started making them in Taiwan. I love the bike but would like to know what it is. If anyone knows please share your information. Please check out my bike pics here, and thanks!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13911254@N04/
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Old 09-22-07, 11:04 AM   #2
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Hard to say without some more info. Is there a frame tubing decal anywhere? The Shimano 600 group would tend to indicate a nice upper mid-range model. I thought 600 became Ultegra in the late 80's though. The downtube shifter and 600 components make me think late 80's but I don't know. When did Shimano go to STI?
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Old 09-22-07, 12:17 PM   #3
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No idea what model, but go here to match the components and get the year.
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Old 09-23-07, 10:53 PM   #4
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Could be a Bianchi Limited with Ishiwata Cr –Mo, like this (scroll fro pic)...

Ishiwata Tube Sets

or this...
http://cgi.ebay.com/59-cm-vintage-Bi...QQcmdZViewItem

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