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Old 11-21-07, 11:27 PM   #1
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Super Score (Italian Inside!)

So I went and picked up that Bianchi I had posted trying to ID from the CL photos the other day. See thread here.

So anyway, I give the lady the cash, put it in my car, and drive the 2 hours home in the snow storm we had gotten out of nowhere. Upon arrival I pull it out, pop the wheels back on and look. The sticker says "Nuova Racing 12/v" which I have no idea what it means. But comparing the date stamp (3.M) to the catalog and parts spec leads me to believe it is the one listed as a Nuovo Racing.


The bike is original right down to the tubes according to her. Her husband bought it for $900 in 1985 or 86 (Probably on closeout for that price I am assuming?) and rode it for 2 summers before hanging it up in the garage where I pulled it down from, cobwebs and all. A small spot of surface rust at the base of the head tube and that is it. Just needs a good cleaning and it will be good as new. Purchase price was $175, and 4 hours of driving round trip.
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Old 11-22-07, 12:10 AM   #2
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congrats. Sweet ride!
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Old 11-22-07, 03:27 AM   #3
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Now, that IS a Bianchi enthusiasts dream: $175 + 4 hours = what a bargain, and only ridden for 2 seasons - it's killing me!

3M - 1983 - 13th week of the year. Not a top of the range model but who cares - its an original, celeste, Bianchi.
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Very nice, let's see some pics once you have it shined up, it looks great even from the CL posting.
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Nice find. I figured you'd gotten a bargain. Deals like that don't come around often.
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bianchi

hey japollner nice score! i have a similar looking 'campione d'italia'. i want to put up a picture of it but seem to be having difficulty inserting the image. what method did you use?

untill i get it figured here is a link to my bianchi, almost all ofmega, stem and bars are itm, rims Fir, brakes are Modolo Start. i figure it is about 1987 because of the colorodo sticker.

http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/f...N2955Large.jpg

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Glad you got it. Catch of day! Enjoy the ride. Keep looking theres more out there.
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Its actually funny. There is no model marking on the bike aside from a sticker in the top tube. And even that is on slightly crooked. It isnt there in the catalog photo. Were these stickers placed on bikes for easier identification in the shop?

Its also missing the Columbus Tretubi Sticker, and part of the "a" on the right side down tube decal. Other than that, everything is there after a more thorough going over today.
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Quite a few Italian makers neglected to designate models, apart from tubing stickers. Rossin, Bottechia, Bianchi, and some Colnagos come to mind. Kinda annoying for vintage fans, but much better than obnoxious overbranding of most current bikes.
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Am I the only one who would like to pictures of the actual bike and not a catalog shot?
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hey japollner nice score! i have a similar looking 'campione d'italia'. i want to put up a picture of it but seem to be having difficulty inserting the image. what method did you use?

untill i get it figured here is a link to my bianchi, almost all ofmega, stem and bars are itm, rims Fir, brakes are Modolo Start. i figure it is about 1987 because of the colorodo sticker.


^^^Here's terrors' bike.


We'll give japollner a day or so to polish up the bike so we can do some comparisons .

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Am I the only one who would like to pictures of the actual bike and not a catalog shot?
Just took some.








Here is the only rust on the whole thing...I think its not too bad...
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Old 11-23-07, 12:07 AM   #13
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Wow!
Great find and a fantastic deal!
Congrats!
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