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Old 05-27-11, 01:51 PM   #1
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A Bike Fit in an '85 Bianchi

Do you have any experience with a bike fit on an older road bike?

I am going for a fit on my '85 Bianchi. It's almost all stock, threaded fork with a quill stem. Not sure how that will work if I need to more the handle bars.

I use my bike a lot and the last two rides really hurt my knee. I believe its attributed to my cleat position, but I think a full fit will do wonders.

Here are a few older pictures of my bike. They were taken on New Years Eve, we had really nice weather so I rode down to Sixteen Mile Creek in Oakville Ontario. I have since changed the bar tape to black, and cleaned it.





Thanks for looking!
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Old 05-27-11, 02:27 PM   #2
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Looks like the seatpost is in backwards, and the seat is maxed out forward? Seems like the bike may be too big for you?
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Old 05-27-11, 02:29 PM   #3
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^Its pretty much like that, but you've got to buy more stuff.
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Old 05-27-11, 02:29 PM   #4
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that may be a tad newer than '85. I do agree about the seatpost looking backwards. some trigeek likely did that trying to get a more forward position.

turn the post around and position the saddle so the clamp is in the middle of the rails. how is the standover height?
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Old 05-28-11, 04:14 PM   #6
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I just got back, and the post was backwards. The seat was adjusted and raised a lot. He even said that the frame was too small. I went on a nice ride after and it felt great. Really happy with the fit.

Here is how it looks right now



Bianchigirll; the serial number ends with 85 so I thought that was the 'model year'. Any idea the year and model for that matter? It does seem a bit too good to be that old. I can post more pictures or information if needed.

Thanks a lot for looking.
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Old 05-28-11, 04:17 PM   #7
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The new fit is way better.
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it cleaned up very well. judging by the seatpost it could be a tad bigger but not much. I don't Bianchi was that cleaver with the serial numbers. the decal style would be a '88 or '89 here in the states but Canada may have gotten the earlier. what are the parts? 105?
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It has full 105.
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Wow, that looks a lot better. The low seat was probably what was killing your knees. Enjoy!
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day/night difference between the pics. Happy riding!
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