My Trek 760 started developing interior surface rust, , so I got angry. And decided to buy an aluminum, modern frame, that I could thrash around in the rain and mud. So, a guy offers a Bianchi Reparto Corse steel frameset for $150... The color, it's sooooo . Picked it up of course. It's my size, but it has some rough spots, so it will be dunked into oxalic acid with my Trek 760, with some Testors touch up paint during the long 4th of July weekend. And then I'll frame-save both of them so they will last.
Does anybody have more information about the frame? I know it's probably from the mid to late 90's, though the fork is threadless... Maybe it was a conversion at some time. The steel is "Mega Pro Lite Steel" and it's tig welded... Something more modern? I don't feel bad at all - I was going to shell out $300 for a new frameset, which would have been pretty low end and made in Taiwan; this is Italian!