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$60 Bianchi 80s, Seek info, tips

Hi,

I snagged this Bianchi road bike for $60 from Kijiji (like CL). Looking for any insights from the forum's knowledge-keepers! I've uploaded a few pics here on the forum, including serial number, but here's a link to a folder full of images (Google Drive)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8D89JeSkCQjTDl4ODBCal91QjBBMDRVS1A4RWVsWk9VU05v/view?usp=sharing
(Hope folks can access these pics!)

Or try this link:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?...UE&usp=sharing

Couple of practical puzzles:

1) Check out the pic of the seat post binder bolt. Must have had a difference of opinion with former rider and got 'all bent out of shape'. Where can I source this? Note little tab under the binder bolt head.

2) The headset: I removed the lockring, but look at the notched adjustable ring. Tool? I tried some light-medium taps with large screwdriver, no luck. Need proper tool.

3) Any idea of year for this Bianchi? I'm going to guess 1984.

4) Any idea of model? There were no decals on the frame indicating a model name, only "Bianchi" and "Edoardo" on the head tube.

5) Thinking I'll stick with 27" wheels. Rims in good shape and cleaning up nicely (polished alloy)

6) Freewheel (thinking of going to 7-speed freewheel, but opinion on spreading dropouts to 130mm, going to 8-speed freehub)?




Here's what I've found out so far:

Bianchi Road Bike
(Bought Oct 8, 2015, Kijiji, $60)
Serial Number - AS572079Stamped on seat tube above BB

General
Appears to be entry-level Bianchi, probably made in Japan? Canada?

Brakes
Dia Compe
N500
#5583 , 1284M

Wheels
Axle Nuts, 15mm
Rims, Ambrosio (Italy)

Tires
28 x 630 (27” x 1/1/8”)
Bontrager Select
Inflate to 100psi

Hubs
Suzue
4 F LPF (front)
4 I LPF (rear)

Handlebars
KUSUKI, Japan (ND side)
“win” (stylized, Dside)
Diameter, 25.8mm

Stem
22.55mm
Overall length (vertical edge to edge of handlebar mount), 130.4mm

Seat Post
Diameter, 25.3mm (second measure, 25.4mm)

Seat Binder Bolt, nut 13mm? (bent)
Length, 35mm
Thread pitch, 1.25mm
Head diameter, 15mm, Washer diameter, 15mm
Washer thickness, 1.6mm
Thread size (7.98mm, nominal M8)

Chainwheels
Outer, 52T
Inner, 40T

Crank Arms
Sugino, 170mm

BB
68mm
Standard threading

Pedals
SA (or SR?)
SP 150

Frame
Size, 22” (BB centre to centre TT, along seat tube measure)
TT length, 22”, 26mm o.d.
Chainstays, 17”
BB Height, 11”
Tubing, 29mm o.d. (Downtube & Seattube)
Headtube o.d., 32.30mm
No markings on type of steel tubes used

Headset
Lockring 33.6mm
Notched (3) Adjustable ring

Rear Dropouts
Spacing, 126mm
No markings

Fork
Chromed
Dropout spacing, 100mm
Dropouts labeled ‘Bianchi’

DT Shifters
Shimano, Z401

FD
Shimano, Z202

RD
Shimano, Z501

Freewheel
6 cog
14, 16, 18, 22, 26, 30

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Had a fun test ride on this Bianchi, 20 years of built up crud and muck and all. Very much appreciate any/all input, good, bad, or whatever.

Thanks!

Bob
Attached Images
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FullAngle Bianchi.jpg (93.0 KB, 49 views)
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Headbadge L Bianchi.jpg (86.0 KB, 28 views)
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Seat Binderbolt d Bianchi.jpg (85.9 KB, 26 views)
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Serial No. Bianchi.jpg (80.2 KB, 26 views)
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Shifters f Bianchi.jpg (83.5 KB, 29 views)
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HeadSet_a Bianchi.jpg (83.2 KB, 24 views)

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