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Old 12-10-07, 07:39 PM   #1
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1986 Bianchi Sport SX

I got this one off of C-List today although I love the bike its to tall for me (story of my life!) so take a look and tell me what you guys think, its a 1986 Bianchi Sport SX that has been converted to a SS.





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I think there's one too many links in that chain, and there's enough hate in the world without adding my feelings of white deep-v's. But udder than that, should be a good bicycle.
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Sorry but I actually bought it for the white wheelset I would also like everyone to know that Im asking if the bike holds anything as a rebuild back to a road bike, so please take a minute to reply
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I would also like everyone to know that Im asking if the bike holds anything as a rebuild back to a road bike, so please take a minute to reply
Well, its celeste and it has lugs -- those are pluses. The unicrown fork is a turn-off for me.
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Sorry but I actually bought it for the white wheelset I would also like everyone to know that Im asking if the bike holds anything as a rebuild back to a road bike, so please take a minute to reply
If it fits and you want a decent road bike, yes rebuild it with a mid level group. If you want to maximize your dollar, sell it as a frameset on ebay.

You should make enough to buy a top-tube pad, cheap track stem, and some riser bars to go with those hideous wheels. (semi smiley face here)
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If it fits and you want a decent road bike, yes rebuild it with a mid level group. If you want to maximize your dollar, sell it as a frameset on ebay.

You should make enough to buy a top-tube pad, cheap track stem, and some riser bars to go with those hideous wheels. (semi smiley face here)

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You have found a good one. I thought my Sport SX was an '86 but it has a lugged fork, so now I'm not so sure. Unfortunately mine is not celeste.

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Actually that Bianchi red is pretty awesome. The forks on the the celeste detracts and cheapens the look.
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You have found a good one. I thought my Sport SX was an '86 but it has a lugged fork, so now I'm not so sure. Unfortunately mine is not celeste.

Call me an idiot but I have no idea what "celeste" is?
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Celeste is the offical name of Bianchi's mint green color. It was traditionally used on their high end racing bicycles. Originally, the color was more of a sky blue, which is closer to the transalation.

Lamplight, your model may still be a 1986. I suspect the OP's may be slightly newer. Have you checked the component date codes or the serial number?
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Lamplight, your model may still be a 1986. I suspect the OP's may be slightly newer. Have you checked the component date codes or the serial number?
I just remember seeing an "86" on the stem when I removed it. I haven't checked any of the other components though. It came with Biopace chainrings too.
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What kind of drop outs does you bike have, ilikebikes
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Bummer, the pictures are not coming up. I see Lamplights but not ilikebikes. Might be my work computer.
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Bummer, the pictures are not coming up. I see Lamplights but not ilikebikes. Might be my work computer.
Not just you. I don't see the OP's bike either.
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What kind of drop outs does you bike have, ilikebikes
Forged horizontal drops also, does anyone happen to know what type of material the tubes are made of?
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Well..... It looks like the bike I just picked up from devineAndbright. Mine appears to have the same down/seat tube decals and unicrown fork but nothing denoting at a Sport SX. It has Columbus tubing and Gipiemme drop outs, also a made in Italy sticker
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Pics, pics, pics!
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yes sir.
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php...roject+bianchi
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Well..... It looks like the bike I just picked up from devineAndbright. Mine appears to have the same down/seat tube decals and unicrown fork but nothing denoting at a Sport SX. It has Columbus tubing and Gipiemme drop outs, also a made in Italy sticker
Actually, your frame appears to a step or two higher. The silver tubing label indicates Matrix or Cromor. It also indicates it is Italian manufactured, so we can determine the year via the serial number.


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...also, does anyone happen to know what type of material the tubes are made of?
Most of the Sport SX, like yours and Lamplight's, tended to made in Japan or Taiwan. The serial number will tell us for sure. The tubeset on the Japanese frames were generally labeled as Bianchi Superset. For this period they were generally a Tange 900/1000 mix with the heavvier gauge downtubes and chainstays to increase stiffness.
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The tubing sticker on mine states that it is made by Tange for Bianchi. It's definitely a stiff ride compared to my other bikes, and it's not light at all. I need to look at the serial number.
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Actually, your frame appears to a step or two higher. The silver tubing label indicates Matrix or Cromor. It also indicates it is Italian manufactured, so we can determine the year via the serial number.


Interesting. I'll be sure to post that up when I get home and can get some close ups
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The serial number on mine is S761825
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OK, mine is JS766474
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Sorry but I actually bought it for the white wheelset I would also like everyone to know that Im asking if the bike holds anything as a rebuild back to a road bike, so please take a minute to reply
I'm totally biased. I never liked single speeds or fixie's. I should because many of the bikes I flip are sold to guys building fixies. But I like gears, lots of 'em. I also like, or is it love, Celeste. I'm changing my Celeste beauty from a 14 speed with downtube shifters to a 16 speed with brifters. So I would change your bike back to a multi speed roadie. But as I said at the start, I'm biased.
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OK, mine is JS766474
Sorry guys, I haven't cracked the serial number code for the Asian Bianchi, yet. Got any component date codes so I can start some analyzing?
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