Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 33
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Washington D.C.
    My Bikes
    1982 Bianchi, 2009 Ridley, 1984 Colnago Mexico
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Newly Restored 82' Bianchi Nuovo Racing

    This bike was abandoned at one of my neighbors rental properties and she gave it to me. Turned out it was the right size so I decided to fix it ride it. A good friend of mine rides an 86 Bianchi which I would constantly urge him to upgrade on our rides but now I feel he is on to something with these old steel bikes. I rode it for the first time and can't believe how smooth it is.

    I did the paint myself so please keep that in mind, it turned out okay but it certainly is not professional. The group consists of mostly Campagnolo Nuovo Record with Suntour Superbe brakes. I swapped out the stock 3T T.d.f bars for some Nitto Noodles.

    Before shots







    After Shots





  2. #2
    slow as I ever was Ex Pres's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    an imposter living in the 35223
    Posts
    5,653
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Beware the rims
    72 special CNC ___________ 72 Frejus (ala Legnano) __73 Holdsworth Record
    78 Raleigh Professional_____ 80 Ranson_____________ 80 unknown French (SS)
    82 Peugeot PXN10_________83 Trek 620 (nee 600)____ 85 Gianni Motta
    85 Trek 560______________88 Guerciotti GLX
    90 Miele Gara_____________02 Casati Dardo (g/blue)__02 Casati Dardo (y/blk)
    03 Casati Dardo___________08 BF IRO (fixed)________10 Vassago Fisticuff (IGH)

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bellissimo!

  4. #4
    Senior Member BentLink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Pennsyl-tuckey
    My Bikes
    '86 Cannondale SR400, '86 Pugeot PX10, '92 Bianchi Axis, '95 Bianchi Campione d'Italia, '00 Fondriest X-Status, '08 Specialized Roubaix, '13 Cannondale CAADX
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, that's nice...I'm thinking blue bar tape...
    I'm more "Shrek" than "Schleck"

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    224
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Pres View Post
    Beware the rims
    If he got Paselas on, he already walked over those hot coals.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Washington D.C.
    My Bikes
    1982 Bianchi, 2009 Ridley, 1984 Colnago Mexico
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Pres View Post
    Beware the rims
    They are straight now but the eyelets are rusted, I'm sure they will be destroyed in less than a season of riding, especially because the bike paths here in DC can be rough.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Washington D.C.
    My Bikes
    1982 Bianchi, 2009 Ridley, 1984 Colnago Mexico
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by poke em View Post
    If he got Paselas on, he already walked over those hot coals.
    Yup, Paselas 27x1, not tour guard though.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very nice! I remember assembling those when I worked at a Bianchi dealer from '82-'84.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BentLink View Post
    Wow, that's nice...I'm thinking blue bar tape...
    But the white is SO pro!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Drummerboy1975's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Arkansas
    My Bikes
    '81 Fuji Royale/ '96 Rockhopper
    Posts
    1,168
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's a beautiful bike. I hope to own a turquoise Bianchi some day. The only thing I would have done differently is through tires. Great bike and congrats!

  11. #11
    Carpe Velo Yo Spiff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Trek 900, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '92 Schwinn Crosscut, '03 Diamondback Tandem, '94 Yokota Grizzly Peak
    Posts
    2,499
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very pretty ride! Heck of a nice find. Can't believe someone would leave that behind in a rental!
    2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '88 Trek 900, '92 Trek T100, 2000 Rans Tailwind

  12. #12
    Senior Member loose spoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Northern Minnesota
    My Bikes
    11 steel, 1 scandium, 1 carbon
    Posts
    275
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great looking! Kudos on the paint too.
    How did you paint it? Looking for details here :-) Nice consistent gloss and depth. Looks like you cleared over the decals too?
    Tom
    * 1972 Motobecane Grand Jubile * 1973 Le Champion *
    * '72, '74, '75 Grand Records * '79 Schwinn Paramount P15 * '80 Peugeot CFX10 Super Competition *
    * '83 Colnago Super * '83 Specialized Expedition * '87 Vetta Radsport Sauter (Antonio Taverna) *
    * 1989 Miyata 1000LT * 2000 Teschner built Fuji Team Mercury * 2012 Velo Orange Rando* n+1 rule is in effect

  13. #13
    Junior Member petr714's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    huntington beach, ca
    My Bikes
    miyata
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sweet ride..I want a paint job like that too

  14. #14
    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Camp Hill, PA
    My Bikes
    Too many to list here check my signature.
    Posts
    20,044
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Beautiful Bianchi, is that a complete repaint or really good touch up and some rubbing compound? what are the cranks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Pres View Post
    Beware the rims
    Quote Originally Posted by Turbort88 View Post
    They are straight now but the eyelets are rusted, I'm sure they will be destroyed in less than a season of riding, especially because the bike paths here in DC can be rough.
    Those rims are notorious for being difficult to get tires on and off. they however a good durable rim.

    Quote Originally Posted by BentLink View Post
    Wow, that's nice...I'm thinking blue bar tape...
    I agree I think blue tape really makes the decals 'pop'

    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    That's a beautiful bike. I hope to own a turquoise Bianchi some day. The only thing I would have done differently is through tires. Great bike and congrats!
    the OP's Bianchi is Celeste, but if your really want Turquoise they were available

    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    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

  15. #15
    Senior Member Casey Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Pensacola/Destin, FL
    My Bikes
    2007 Specialized Roubaix 1987 Bianchi Strada
    Posts
    166
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice bike and nice paint job. +1 We need details.

  16. #16
    feros ferio John E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
    My Bikes
    1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
    Posts
    14,819
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like it, but I am admittedly biased.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

  17. #17
    Senior Member mapleleafs-13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    Pinarello Veneto, Pinarello Montello, Bianchi Celeste
    Posts
    1,739
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    That's a beautiful bike. I hope to own a turquoise Bianchi some day. The only thing I would have done differently is through tires. Great bike and congrats!
    as bianchi girl has stated,

    it's called Celeste, the must have color for every true bike collector/owner.

    one of the best colors for a bike ever!

  18. #18
    Senior Member velomateo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    California
    My Bikes
    yes
    Posts
    404
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well done. Enjoy

  19. #19
    Senior Member haddawad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    brooklyn, ny usa
    My Bikes
    '62 Atala Professional, '70 Frejus Campione del Mondo, '73 Galmozzi, '78 Guerciotti SL, '78 Masi GC, '79 Pogliaghi, '84 Cinelli SC, '85 Colnago Equilateral, '86 Gios Professional, '84 Fuji Track
    Posts
    45
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very nice job!

  20. #20
    Senior Member auchencrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    10,090
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    How did I miss this? I'm bumping these pics.
    That's really a nice Bianchi Turbort88!

    (That is, Except for those Ambrosio 19's! )
    - Auchen

  21. #21
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Washington D.C.
    My Bikes
    1982 Bianchi, 2009 Ridley, 1984 Colnago Mexico
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Okay here are the details of the painting, your results may vary....

    Step 1: Frame Prep
    Prep and more prep. The key to a successful paint job starts way before the first color coat will be applied. Remove as much of the original paint as possible, this could be achieved by the use of stripper of just plain old automotive grade sandpaper, 180, 220, 400, which is what I primarilly used. I was more delicate around the lugs and braze ons so some of the original paint remained.

    Step 2: Primer
    Once the original paint has been removed run your bare hands all over the frame ensuring it is smooth to the touch. Before applying any paint, be it primer to clear coat, always use a tack cloth to wipe down the surface to be painted. I used one can of Professional Rustoleum in gray to put about two coats of primer on the fork and frame. Leave only about 5-10 mins between coats. I let this dry for a minimum of 24 hours before applying color.

    Step 3: Color
    I initially did some searching for a color code for Celeste but quickly came to the conclusion that this was a waste of time. I took my fork over to the local Sherwin-Williams Automotive Paint store and they quickly just matched the color. I received a quart of paint ready to apply (meaning reduced so I did not have to add reducer myself). Since I don't have a large enough compressor to power a proper paint *** I used something called a Preval Spray ***. This device has an aerosol sprayer and a container for the paint. You will not achieve the same results as using a true Spay *** but it is good enough and the results speak for themselves. The Preval is only about $6. Before applying the paint use the tack cloth again and apply 2-3 coats ensuring you get adequate coverage on the bottom side of the bike and be careful not to cause any runs. Again only leave 5-10 mins between coats. I let the paint dry for at least another 24 hours, but if you are ready you could clear coat it after only 15 mins according to the paint store I purchased the paint from.

    Step 4: Decals and Clear Coat
    I purchased a set of decals from Greg at Cyclomondo and applied them before spraying the clear coat. I have read that some people clear the base coat once before applying decals but I did not. I also applied the decals dry and decided to because I did not want to wait a week before applying clear. If you do use the wet method for applying the decals you must wait for them to dry before spaying the clear coat. So anyway, I applied the decals and used one can of clear from the Automotive Paint Store on the frame and fork. See pics below to see the brand I used. I will dry hard in the end. I have yet to actually apply any sandpaper of rubbing compound to the clear coat but will eventually do that to achieve a mirror finish.

    Step 5: Frame prep for assembly
    I kind of skipped this step and did not chase or re-face the bottom bracket and headset and I recommend you do this. I just used a razor blade to remove paint from the rear dropouts, BB faces, and Headtube faces. Assembly was not really a problem.

    If you are going to do this inside, like I did, set up a proper paint booth with good ventilation and wear personal protective gear, i.e. mask, gloves, eye protection, etc. This is a messy process. I just bought a Colnago Mexico in really rough shape and think I will just have it powdercoated for $130 and skip the headache and complaints from my wife.

    Good luck.

    Thanks for all the comments.







    Last edited by Turbort88; 01-07-12 at 02:49 PM.

  22. #22
    Pizza J Pedals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Dentron, TX
    My Bikes
    Paramount Series 3 PDG-'91; Specialized Stumpjumper-'06; Trek 400-'92; Peugeot hybrid fixed gear conversion-late 80's?
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Beautiful job on the paint!

  23. #23
    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Camp Hill, PA
    My Bikes
    Too many to list here check my signature.
    Posts
    20,044
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    ^ I agree excellent job. where do I send my '90 Proto for paint?
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    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

  24. #24
    Senior Member Coreyk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    The Shire AKA Just east of Santa Cruz
    My Bikes
    1978 Raleigh Competition GS, 1980 Raleigh DL-1 UK w/chaincase, 1971 ROG Pony folder, & expecting a modern Bianchi later this summer...
    Posts
    181
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice work! There is a 1982 Nuovo Racing here that will get some touch-up using the same technique this next month. I'll get some of the SprayMax clear and shoot a test over the touch-up paint (PPG acrylic) before I clearcoat over the decals. They are also from Cyclemondo. You've set a very nice bar...

    Corey K

  25. #25
    Senior Member ftwelder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    vermont
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    3,093
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    wow, nice. I have a Bianchi giro that wants me to get busy. I hope it comes out that nice.
    1886 Surrey machinists Invincible, 1900 Nashua, 1937 Raleigh Golden Arrow, 1938 Raleigh Silver Record, 1951 Armstrong tourmalet, 1970 Motobecane Grand Record, 1971 Raleigh Professional, 1971 Gitane TDF, 1972 Legnano Gran Primio, 1973, Peugeot PX-10, 1975 Roberts, 1984 Battaglin Giro, 1985 Grandis Speciale, 2012 FTW

    frankthewelder@comcast.net

    le prix s'oublie,la qualité reste ,(michel audiard)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •