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Old 01-16-13, 01:56 AM   #1
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Steel bianchi frame

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My LBS has a welded steel bianchi frame that's been hanging from the ceiling for a little while now, apparently someone brought it in to be built up then decided he didn't want to pay to have everything done, so it's been collecting dust. I asked about it today and they are gonna ask the owner if he would be interested in selling it. In the mean time I was trying to look it up to see how much I should be willing to pay, but I cannot find any info on it.

The bike: It's a yellow bianchi with black and celest "trim" welded steel, it says "pro comp" near the front of the top tube, which I took to be the model name but I cannot find any info on that model anywhere online. It appears to have superset 2 tubing, but the down tube is slightly triangulated near the cage mounts, but goes into the usual oval at the BB. It also has a made in Italy sticker, and a sticker saying the steer was specially designed for bianchi.

I know this isn't much info, but I'm hoping someone here can shed some light on the model for me... Thanks in advance!

p.s. it doesn't have down tube shifter bosses, but it has dérailleur cable-stops grazed onto the head tube, I'd never seen ones quite like this. The paint looks eighties to me but the frame style/tubing looks late nineties or newer...
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Old 01-16-13, 02:06 AM   #2
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Very difficult to even start speculating without pics! Sorry!

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Provide a pic or three and the serial number if possible and the odds of you getting results will go up exponentially.
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Old 01-16-13, 02:55 AM   #4
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I won't be able to get back to the shop for a few days but I'll se if they quil read me off the serial number tomorrow, it didn't occur to me while I was there that it would be anywhere near this hard to look it up!
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My awesome wife stopped by the shop and snapped some pictures for me, and it says racing comp not pro comp:
^that is the serial number, the sticker matches the engraved/stamped frame

I've never seen the sticker before...
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Is the fork included?
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Just found this online, does anyone speak... German?
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Oh, it comes with a new cro-mo fork and 700c wheels, mid range but not original, I would probably try to find a different fork that fits it better but I could use that in the mean time
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I think that is an early '2000 frame thats when the MegaPro was big and steel was still gasping for breath before being choked by carbon. The Racing Comp name doesn't sound like anything I ever heard and the graphics don't really look like anything I have seen in US catalogs. Where is this? Is there any info on the brand/model of tubing?

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I think that is an early '2000 frame thats when the MegaPro was big and steel was still gasping for breath before being choked by carbon.
I agree with early 2000's. The graphics don't look familiar to me either, but the physical frame construction looks a lot like my 2000 Veloce.
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It is a nice looking frame, but is it the right size for you? This is more important than the tubeset, construction, brand, or age. What size bike do you ride, coastiescott?
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Yes it fits me, it's 56 or 57 cm, my current bike is 53 and a tad small, I'm in Oregon, I'm thinking it is an european model because I have found a reference to a "bianchi racing comp" in a London SS/FG forum, and I found the eBay ad linked to at the bottom of this post.
As for the tubing, i don't remember the name, it wasn't Reynolds or Columbus but it was custom made for bianchi, according to the sticker which also had what looked like Italian writing.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Rennrad-Bianc...item20c5c8e0e8
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The tubeset is bianchi custom dedecchiai!
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