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Old 05-04-14, 06:28 PM   #601
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Hi

I've got another celeste-colored Bianchi bike. It has a serial number format a little like felix's 7G 510. It might be a 1987 bike then...

Is that enough to identify the model?

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Old 05-04-14, 06:36 PM   #602
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Doh - found the answer on page 23 of this post. Note to self - read all the pages before posting...

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Hi all,

I have recently got into road biking (been mtb for a few years) so I bought this Bianchi as a fix up project.
I was unable to find any similar pictures in this thread, at least to my untrained eye. Possibly has something to do with the fact that I am from Canada.
Based on what I have read and seen, it seems to be on the lower end.
Thank you in advance for any input.
SN : CS474608 - but from what I have read, that number does not get us that far either.

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Old 05-12-14, 06:59 PM   #604
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27" wheels? I suspect a mid '80s Special or maybe a Sport SS
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Hi Bianchigirll, yes, the are 27" wheels.
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Greetings All,

I too am on the intrepid search to find out the birth year of my Celeste green Bianchi! Serial number is G-23453. I believe it to be 68 - 72 all Campy.
I also have a Classico (Japan) serial number E 8531601 all Shimano.

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I have a 68-72 Bianchi and the serial number G 23453 is on the seat tube as well. Fauve.
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Old 05-29-14, 01:57 PM   #608
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CS474608 - but from what I have read, that number does not get us that far either.

Chrome fork, Canadian, most likely a Canadian spec'd Bianchi Bici from what I have read here on C&V, and likely an 84 or 85. Bars are not original, but those Mavic rims likely are. T-mar might be able to identify it better.

27" wheels suggest a lower-end model. I'd love to find an 80s Canadian Bianchi Catalogue some day.

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Hi folks,
I found this thread after posting one of my own inquiring if anyone has a Bianchi with no serial number whatsoever.
I have an '85 Specialissima with no stamped numbers, but a raised "85" embossed on the BB....

Bianchi Specialissima Identification... 1985? No serial number!

Anyone have any experience with a Bianchi with original paint that has no serial number at all?
I'd love to know what you think..
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Another ID, please

Just acquired a Bianchi. Below is the following data and pics:

Celeste color, 56cm, SN# M8 9046, Made in Italy decal, Columbus tubing, Formula Two tubing, Formula fork, Suntour front and rear derailleur, Modolo brakes, Stronglight crank, Bianchi front fork dropouts, nothing on rear dropouts, Ofmega headset, handlebars appear to be original, but the stem is black with no marking? Bike is VERY ROUGH with plenty of rust. Seat tube, seat, shifting levers have all been replaced with junk.

I am assuming entry level or at least, lower level model. I assume after reading much of this thread, 1988 production

I would love to know the right way to fix it up. I would assume sand or grind away rust, but then do I prime, find some Celeste touch-up paint? Or would I be better to remove all decals, repaint entirely, and find replacement decals?

I am not worried about having it mint, but I would like to be able to ride. Should I buy new components or are these sufficient for commuting and moderate road riding?

What would be the best source for replacement shifting levers, seat tube and seat, stem?

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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Oh that poor Bianchi! That is an '88 Campione de italia and yes it ewas Bianchi's least expensive 'Italian" model, but they did go with Suntour to have an index drive train.

Becareful removing the cranks. I recommend using a little penetrating spray after you remove the bolts. the use a good crank puller and be sure it is well seated before removing the crank.

If you have the space a bath in Oxecillic Acid (not spelled right) will fromove the rust inside and out. A few better overall pics will help to determine but you may be able to save the paint and just touch up.

The main decals for this year, the Bianchi and the Formula 2 are available on the 'bay by a guy from Australia.
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Thank you Bianchigirl!

Thank you for the recommendation. I will try to post more pics of the bad rust soon.

Do you have a recommendation/source for replacement parts - shifting levers, seat tube and seat, stem?

Also, would you recommend upgrading the derailleurs, brakes, etc. or do you believe the existing components are sufficient? I just don't know the quality of suntour and modolo components.

Thanks again!
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Other than replacing the brake levers, mostly out of personal preference, and the fact the a nice tektro levers will be about the same or less than new Modolo hoods, that is all I would replace unless some is broken or so dirty and rusty it can't be cleaned.

consumables like cables and housing, tires and tubes, a chain. ad of course bar tape certainly should be replaced. I would recommend your local bike shop (LBS) unless you can't find what you want there. There tonnes of great suppliers on the net, I like Ebikestop, and then there is Ben's out of Milwaukee but he can be pricy. ebay is a great place too.
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I have been told that the Dia Compe 204 hoods will fit on the Modolo levers. Velo Orange has them, and I have 2 pairs on order, due in next week. I will try them on my Modolos, I'm just not sure when.
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Which number on my new 2014 Imola is the serial number?

Stamped on the bottom, toward the triple, there's a number written like:
WBR##
####H

On the other side there's another number:
NV###
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Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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Which number on my new 2014 Imola is the serial number?

Stamped on the bottom, toward the triple, there's a number written like:
WBR##
####H

On the other side there's another number:
NV###
####H

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
I would ask your local dealer or contact Bianchi USA.
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I have a Sport SX with SN BS801036 under the crank. A sticker on the seat tube says Made in Japan, and above the shifters says Campione del Mondo 86-87. Does anyone know the year of manufacture by reading the SN? Thanks for any help.
I have a 1970's bianchi in near perfect condition with original parts (or so I believe). The head tube has the frame number 8E11432 and a sticker underneath says 00 4.60. I would love to post some photos but have no idea how to attach the jpegs when it wants a URL (not techy)

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Hi 666 Biking, you should be able to upload from your comouter. Click on advance, then click on the paperclip on the new window and you should be able to upload your Jpegs.
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Hi Bianchigirl, T Mar and fellow forum members, greetings from South Africa.

Please you assist me identify the model, year of manufacture and steel type used for my frame.

Unfortunately the frame was obtained in this stripped down condition and I don't have any idea as to the paint work, decals, etc. The frame appears to have been painted Celeste and was not nickel plated like my Super Leggera.

Also, can you advise the place of manufacture, i.e. Italy, Japan

The frame number is 2888 on right of BB and 9 . G on the left with Bianchi in the middle. Similar to the BB on page 23.

It has 27mm seat post and Gipiemme rear dropouts. Forks dropouts are not stamped. Has 36 x 24T BB. Other distinguishing items are three top tube cable guides, bottle cage mounts on down and seat tube. Rear gear cable guide is on the top of the stay.

The frame size is 53cm (seat tube 52cm centre to centre, top tube length 53cm). I know it must be one of Bianchi cheaper frames but I intend to restore it close to its original state.

Many thanks for any assistance you are able to provide.
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Hello Loose cog, welcome to the forums. I believe T Mar has, unfortunately, retired from the forums, his knowledge is sorely missed.

Is the seat post 27 or 27.2? 27 would be interesting and could point to a full SP frame rather than a SL or SL/SP mix. Is there any markings on the fork crown? Unfortunately since the paint and decals have been removed from this there is no way to know for certain just what it is.

Owing to the pump peg and the brazeon for the front derailleur I would suspect this dates to somewhere around '86-89ish. But the fork crown lacking a Bianchi eagle would make it earlier maybe '85-86. I do belive the tab for the front derailleur does mark this as a higher end frame, a lot of the later '80s frames, even the good ones, had the Gipiemme dropouts.

Should be a fun project. BTW that chair and hall table are beautiful.

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Hi Bianchigirl. Thank you very much for the input. It is highly appreciated!

There is no marking on the crown fork as seen in this photo. Here is also a clearer picture of the braze on for the FD. The frame is quite heavy. The stem and seat post are seized as someone tried to sandblast the frame without removing the headset, stem, bars and seat post. I don't know what they were thinking? I will weigh it once I get the rest of the stem and seat post out of the frame. The seat post has been measured at the last bit closest to the lug. My vernier is old and has had a few bumps in its life. I have an old Campy 27 seat post which I will see if it fits better than a 27.2

Thank you for the comments on the chair and hall table. They are part of a Stinkwood dining room set from the 1920's. Stinkwood is were heavy similar to Mahogany or Leadwood. Very scarce, especially in larger quantities. I will take a photo for you of the set.
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Need help IDing my Bianchi.



From decals I think 1989-1990 since it matches from catalogs
But what model and am I correct on the year?

Frame and Fork:
Japanese sticker behind seat tube so Ishiwata 022 Japanese. No Columbus or 022 stickers anywhere?
Serial ES844644
Bianchi stamped drop outs

Components:
Bars: Nitto B 105 400
Stem: Nitto Technomic
Headset: Bianchi stamped
Cranks: Sugino AP 130
BB: Sugino
Front D: Campagnola
Rear D: Shimano 600
Shifter: Shimano 600 indexed
Seat: Sella Turbo
Seatpost: Sakae
Seat post Bolt: Sugino
Hubs: Sansin Sealed
Rims: Ambrosia Medaille D'or - Montreal

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Hi Bianchigirl. Thank you very much for the input. It is highly appreciated!

There is no marking on the crown fork as seen in this photo. Here is also a clearer picture of the braze on for the FD. The frame is quite heavy. The stem and seat post are seized as someone tried to sandblast the frame without removing the headset, stem, bars and seat post. I don't know what they were thinking? I will weigh it once I get the rest of the stem and seat post out of the frame. The seat post has been measured at the last bit closest to the lug. My vernier is old and has had a few bumps in its life. I have an old Campy 27 seat post which I will see if it fits better than a 27.2

Thank you for the comments on the chair and hall table. They are part of a Stinkwood dining room set from the 1920's. Stinkwood is were heavy similar to Mahogany or Leadwood. Very scarce, especially in larger quantities. I will take a photo for you of the set.
I was hoping it had a print Bianchi on the crown. This probably dates to the earlier mentioned time period but but finding anything more specific is highly doubtful unless someone can get the info via the serial number.

The stem are seat post were likely stuck before the sandblasting. Do a search on here for stuck seatpost and you'll find a scores of info on methods to try and remove it.
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@Jayrev67 welcome to the forums. Nice looking Bianchi. I've never seen a sticker like that yellow one must be a build or batch tag. You say it has Ishiwata tubing and Bianchi dropouts? Any idea on the seatpost and bottom bracket shell? What are the brakes?

If it wasn't for the fork crown I would say this started life as a '89 Brava w/ 105 GPX but that would have a unicrown fork.

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Seatpost is Sakae
BB is Sugino
Brakes are Diacompe Royal Compe 2 which shows me it is post 86.
Front D is Campy
rear D is Shimano 600
Regarding tubing since there are no stickers, I am not certain if it is Ishiwata, though I would hope so. I have read a lot about how Bianchi moved back and forth from Japan to Italy using Columbus, Ishiwata and even Tange for base models but I don't know since the typical stickers are not present.
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