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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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    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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    ^Its pretty much like that, but you've got to buy more stuff.
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    the bike may be too big for you
    Quote Originally Posted by Dovetube View Post
    At times my crotch has thought the title to this thread.

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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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    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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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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    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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