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    What year is this Bianchi? Anybody know? (pics inside)






    More pics here: http://www.getdropbox.com/gallery/20...anchi?h=6bdc71

    I just bought this bike - it's really fun and I'm really enjoying it, but I know basically nothing about it. Anybody have any idea what the story is with this style of Bianchi? What year is it?

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    My guess is that it is a mid 80's Japanese made Bianchi from the era that Piaggio owned Bianchi.
    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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    +1, and the Golden Arrow stuff (which probably is original) should have codes on the backside that can help fix a date to the bike... but the Piaggio years were about '81 thru '83, IIRC (and I usually don't).

    Edit: leave it to T-Mar to have the facts (and welcome back to the forum, you were missed!) but a couple thoughts: ever seen a JP-made Bianchi with a full-chrome fork? And where would the Piaggio decal be?
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    A Piaggio decal, in conjunction with the first generation 105 should make it a 1983-1984 model. It's almost certainly a Japanese built model, as previously stated, but the serial number will disclose the true source and year. It's a nice, lower mid-range model with good components.

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    It has the piaggio logo, also it has a single serial number (vs. a two-part one): DS484###

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    That is a cool component group, does your bike have the golden arrow hubs too?
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    As I suspected, it's a 1984, Japanese built frame.

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