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    Tell me about my bianchi campione

    I'm almost finished building up my bike and I just wanted to know more about it.

    It's a lugged steel frame with semi horizontal dropouts. It says campione del mondo, 1986-1987 colorado springs on the downtube.

    There's a Tange infinity cr-mo dobule butted tubing sticker on the seattube. 126mm rear spacing, accepts recessed allen nuts for brakes. I think there's a number like 20-832 (the dash could be a number, it's hidden by my superglued bottom bracket cable guide). 1" threaded fork/stem.

    BB uses english threading 1.37"x24t. Frame weighed in at 7 lbs with the fork/headset/bb &cups.

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    Ok how about just the frame/material then ...

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    Sounds like decent tubing... It's butted. I'm sure someone knowing more about Bianchi that vintage (late '80s?) will chime in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    I'm almost finished building up my bike and I just wanted to know more about it.

    It's a lugged steel frame with semi horizontal dropouts. It says campione del mondo, 1986-1987 colorado springs on the downtube.

    There's a Tange infinity cr-mo dobule butted tubing sticker on the seattube. 126mm rear spacing, accepts recessed allen nuts for brakes. I think there's a number like 20-832 (the dash could be a number, it's hidden by my superglued bottom bracket cable guide). 1" threaded fork/stem.

    BB uses english threading 1.37"x24t. Frame weighed in at 7 lbs with the fork/headset/bb &cups.
    I didn't know Bianchi ever had a production facility in Colorado Springs. Sounds Japaneese to me.

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    i'm pretty sure the colorado springs sticker is a bike license/police registration sticker. they are a good way to date bikes/ give them provenance, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    I didn't know Bianchi ever had a production facility in Colorado Springs. Sounds Japaneese to me.
    Campione del mondo 1986-1987 meand "World Champion 1986-1987" In 1986, the World Track championship was held in Colorado Springs. See the link. http://www.frankieandreu.com/histories/resume.html
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    It is definitely a Japanese Bianchi. The English bottom bracket, Tange tubing, and the serial number on the BB shell are dead giveaways. It sounds like a keeper to me, even though it is less collectible than a genuine Italian Bianchi of the same vintage.
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    Greatly appreciated info, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Campione del mondo 1986-1987 meand "World Champion 1986-1987" In 1986, the World Track championship was held in Colorado Springs. See the link. http://www.frankieandreu.com/histories/resume.html
    Gotcha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    Gotcha!
    and you were right about it being Japanese. It has registered that Dia Compe is Japanese (not Italian, like it sounds), and hopefully I've gotten it through my thick skull that Tange is also Japanese (not French, as the spelling mademe think).
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    As John E states it's a Japanese made Bianchi. As USAZorro's analysis of the seat tube decal confirms, it's no earlier than 1987. Bianchi won the World Pro Road Championship again in 1992, so presumibly the frame fits into the 1987-1992 timeframe. Tange Inifinity was a seamed CrMO tubeset, which in conjunction with the Japanese manufacture, would probably make it a lower, midrange model. Is there a model name on the top tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mar
    As John E states it's a Japanese made Bianchi. As USAZorro's analysis of the seat tube decal confirms, it's no earlier than 1987. Bianchi won the World Pro Road Championship again in 1992, so presumibly the frame fits into the 1987-1992 timeframe. Tange Inifinity was a seamed CrMO tubeset, which in conjunction with the Japanese manufacture, would probably make it a lower, midrange model. Is there a model name on the top tube?
    Checked it over, there doesn't seem to be a decal on the top tube, nor is there any evidence there ever was one. If it helps one of the things that annoyed me was the cable stop for the chainstay is mounted on top rather than below so I can't use the plastic bottom bracket cable guide. Evidently my frame also did not come predrilled for one, nor were there braze ons for cable guides.

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