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Old 10-27-15, 02:30 PM
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red decal bianchi

hi all,
just acquired a vintage bianchi for rebuild or hopefully a restoration. has anyone got an idea of date as this will help me decide how to go forward with the project. the bike has the serial no. on the head tube 2A45280, it has campagnolo gear shifters and gears but has universal brakes. the colour is metallic blue and the decals are red with a white highlight, it also has 'made in italy' on the seat post, also a rekord leather saddle. any help greatly appreciated! ps. im new to classic road bikes!
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Old 10-27-15, 03:23 PM
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Can you give us more photos of the whole frame, and details on the frame, not just the parts? Looks like a 60's bike to me but I can't really tell from what you posted.
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Old 10-27-15, 04:14 PM
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hey there, thanks for the reply. this is the best shot i have until tomorrow.
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Looks like late 60's to early 70's to me. entry level bike, getting the Valentino derailleurs to work properly is a challenge to say the least. Inexpensive leather seat is well on it's way to becoming what used to be referred to as an asshatchet.
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Old 10-27-15, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
Looks like late 60's to early 70's to me. entry level bike, getting the Valentino derailleurs to work properly is a challenge to say the least. Inexpensive leather seat is well on it's way to becoming what used to be referred to as an asshatchet.
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this is a rock bottom model likely produced in the chiorda facility. frame constructed with agrati bulge-formed head and agrati "am" lugset. in the u.s. these cycles were sold in discount stores in the late sixites. does not merit much investment of treasure/work/time, but if it appeals to you go right ahead. it is an honest, if modest, product.
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Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
Looks like late 60's to early 70's to me. entry level bike, getting the Valentino derailleurs to work properly is a challenge to say the least. Inexpensive leather seat is well on it's way to becoming what used to be referred to as an asshatchet.
That all sounds right to me as well. If it was cheap I might buy it for the charm factor, but it's pretty basic.
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
+1

this is a rock bottom model likely produced in the chiorda facility. frame constructed with agrati bulge-formed head and agrati "am" lugset. in the u.s. these cycles were sold in discount stores in the late sixites. does not merit much investment of treasure/work/time, but if it appeals to you go right ahead. it is an honest, if modest, product.
I love the "Honest, if modest" phraseology. Nice turn of the word.
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