Can anyone help me Identify my classic Bianchi bike?
It has Campy derailleurs and I think that it is from the early 70's
The decals are the same on the down tube as they are on the seat tube
I picked it up at goodwill for $10. It's in rough condition but My dad and me are going to work on it.
mtchoody - I'll bet someone can over in the Classic/Vintage forum. You might try re-posting there, if no-one helps you here (unfortunately, no one will, because technically you're in the wrong forum, and wrong thread, and this place is a tad ridiculous).
Ok thanks, I will try that- this is my first day on here and I am trying to figure things out.
Ha! A bike against it is the least of its problems. The car has thousands of track miles on it, and a hundred + days of SCCA events. The paint is beat, and it's on its 2nd transfer case, suspension, motor mounts, etc.
Leaning the bar tap of the bike might actually make it cleaner
A couple of changes in the past two months:
- Sram S80 wheelset / Schwalbe Ultremo DD tires
- Selle Italia Team Max Flite
- KMC X10sl chain
^^^ That Kestrel, oh baby!
That Kestrel flows nicely.
As I said before, I love that bike. Had a look on Stevens' website, they're not even that expensive imo. Might save up some money to get me one too.
primoV8 - tell us a little about the Kestrel - how do you like it? Maybe a little about its ride, smoothness, build quality? I've always thought the bike was a steal.
Yeah I know, I am from Ohio. All people do around here, is mod those things out for 1/4 mile racing. Aren't those factory wheels made by BBS or Enkei or somebody? I do see a few at Mid Ohio during the NASA events, and SCCA. My friend has an MR he just ran like a ran a 12.3X at the DSM Shootout.
Awesome! How do you like it? I just iwhs that it had a replaceable RD hanger, otherwide we'd have the same bike.
I did have an issue earlier in the year when the carbon aero seatpost would slide down even after the seatpost clamp was torqued correctly. Unfortunately, calls to a couple Kestrel LBS didn't go anywhere so I called Kestrel directly. They shipped an 09 seatpost which is constructed slightly thicker and haven't had any issues since.
When I completed this build in Feb, with EA50sl wheels, I spent close to $1800. What BD is offering with Sram Red for $2700 shipped is a great bargain without a doubt.
And if I can find another great deal for an 09 RT900 frameset, that would be my next build...unless a BH G4 frameset falls in the budget.
Last edited by primov8; 09-30-09 at 11:54 AM.
If I like the sport, I'll upgrade to a full carbon fork and maybe knock a pound off or so. I feel like I need to put 11 speed on it, but I think Ultegra will be good for now.
finally raced Sunday in a 15k, about 9 miles. This was my first bike race. I started training in late July and August. My official time was 29min and 40sec.
Here is a picture of the team I was part of. I have a different uniform because I was a late commer add on to the team.
We took Silver medal for the competition.