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    Junior Member scout82's Avatar
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    Bianchi Sport Restoration Complete...sort of.

    Several Months ago I posted in C&V asking for assistance with identifying my Bianchi Sport. Well alot has happened since then... my 2nd child, our son, was born and I have not had much time to work on the bike. I did try and essentially stay original equipment, and this really needed to stay as cheap as possible...all my money is funneled towards diapers and formula. For example my sole mountain bike recently broke and I am unable to repair it currently... Well anyways the below links are the full before and after albums.

    The only thing I have left to do is add clipless pedals and replace the seat.

    Before: http://goo.gl/5NflB
    After : http://goo.gl/bF5kK

    20130105_144827.jpg20130105_144837.jpg20130105_145123.jpg20130105_145423.jpg

    Thanks to everyones help on here. Thanks to Bianchigirll for your input and help identifying the year!!

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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    It looks terrific! Lots of great bikes like this one don't need alot of upgrading just some TLC and they can be great riders. Congrats on your new bundle of joy.











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    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

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    Junior Member scout82's Avatar
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    I meant to mention that I already took it for its maiden ride.. only 11.25 miles but that's mostly because the seat gets uncomfortable quick...too plush. Its a super smooth ride, I will probably put lots of miles on it this year.

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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    Have you had a chance to get this on the road again?
    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

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    7-speed doomsday prepper ThermionicScott's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Are both of the pivots on the rear derailleur moving freely? That looks like a lot of chain gap for a slant-parallelogram RD.
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    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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    Ah, new father (again) CONGRATULATIONS !!

    . So, what is wrong with that MTN bike ?
    "Waiting for the crash"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Have you had a chance to get this on the road again?
    Yes I actually took it out Saturday for a 26 mile ride. Even with the cruddy seat it was awesome! Hit a top speed of 40mph average 13mph. Some pretty epic hills too. The one issue I found besides brake squeal (it was damp) was that when I shifted into the largest cog the derailleur is clicking on a few spokes...so I will have to get with some bike tech friends to tighten the spokes and true up the wheels. The Derailleur ends up being a mere 1-2mm's away from the spokes!! Which is too close for my comfort!


    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    Are both of the pivots on the rear derailleur moving freely? That looks like a lot of chain gap for a slant-parallelogram RD.
    Yes both pivot points are moving, I noticed that too and adjusted the B screw to shorten that chain gap.


    Quote Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
    Ah, new father (again) CONGRATULATIONS !!

    . So, what is wrong with that MTN bike ?

    I was out riding on the 1st and slipped off a short narrow bridge and smacked the rear derailleur bending it and breaking the hanger off...to get home I had to convert it to a single speed which in turn over tensioned the chain and tore up the 22 crank ring! Which sucks because the crank has welded rings... So my Gary Fisher Wahoo is side lined for a bit while i save up money to buy the needed/wanted upgrades/replacements to get it back on the trail! I am lucky to have good friends, a buddy loaned me his SS so I can still ride some while I wait to repair the Wahoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    Are both of the pivots on the rear derailleur moving freely? That looks like a lot of chain gap for a slant-parallelogram RD.
    I actually looked at this again...and the the b screw is all the way in and there is still a HUGE gap...which is ok if i'm perfectly lined up with the cog.. otherwise if I pedal backwards the chain derails partially off the guide jockey causing shifting issues.. am I doing something wrong??

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    7-speed doomsday prepper ThermionicScott's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by scout82 View Post
    I actually looked at this again...and the the b screw is all the way in and there is still a HUGE gap...which is ok if i'm perfectly lined up with the cog.. otherwise if I pedal backwards the chain derails partially off the guide jockey causing shifting issues.. am I doing something wrong??
    I chased down your derailleur on Velobase and it's the long-cage variety: http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.as...108&AbsPos=384

    To clear a 34T sprocket, it'll need a little more chain gap than a pure road RD, so it's probably just fine. It's common for funky things to happen when backpedalling, and that's why it's generally discouraged. As long as everything moves freely on that RD, I wouldn't worry about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
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    It looks great, but I've got to say that the front brake cable routing is better in the before picture. Running it in front of the bar puts a bend in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
    It looks great, but I've got to say that the front brake cable routing is better in the before picture. Running it in front of the bar puts a bend in it.
    There's actually not really a bend in it. I think I ran it like that because I felt like it might get my way behind the bar and annoy me... but possibly not. Either way the brake functions perfectly. I almost ran the rear brake in the same manner but for some reason decided not too..

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