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Thrift store find #2! What is model/year of this vintage bianchi road/race bike?

Old 04-24-17, 07:45 PM
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Thrift store find #2! What is model/year of this vintage bianchi road/race bike?

This is the 2nd bike I bought from a local thrift store today - the other is the Titan I posted asking about earlier - can anyone make out what model this is from the broken pieces of letters on the top tube?
Also, what are the handlebars shaped like that for??!! I've never seen that before.
Year & value would be greatly appreciated!
PS - It has Shimano 600 everything just like the Titan! Maybe previous owner/owners were fans?
Thanks, I appreciate any info.

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Old 04-24-17, 07:56 PM
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Your handlebars are a Scott (or clone) version of an aero-bar that was not so full-on as the lay-down versions.
You tucked your hands on the bar ends to be semi-"aero."
A word of caution - that Modolo stem design is known for cracking in half when used with aero bars (hint, hint).
Some were actually recalled (I still have mine!) and those that weren't are guilty by association.
Beautiful, deadly art, the Modolo Master SSC stem...
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Good to know, thanks.
Know the model from the crossword puzzle on top bar?
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Bianchi Campione D'Italia
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Old 04-25-17, 12:26 AM
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Thanks!
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Would love to find this kind of stuff at the thrift shops. No luck so far!
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I got them for $59 each! I go to this store 30 - 45 min before opening Mon-Fri to be 1st or 2nd in line just to be first to check out the bikes (and then look for vintage toys, collectibles, etc) It's near Aventura (a high income suburb of Miami), so the stuff donated there is usually really nice!
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How do I tell what year it is?
Thanks again for the info - it's an even better bike than I thought when I first saw it!
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Based on the down tube logo, it is 1988 or 1989. However, neither year were spec'd with Shimano, so it's been rebuilt. Both years had Modolo brakes but the Cromor decal indicates it should be the 1989 model.
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Originally Posted by exxongraftek View Post
Your handlebars are a Scott (or clone) version of an aero-bar that was not so full-on as the lay-down versions.
You tucked your hands on the bar ends to be semi-"aero."
A word of caution - that Modolo stem design is known for cracking in half when used with aero bars (hint, hint).
Some were actually recalled (I still have mine!) and those that weren't are guilty by association.
Beautiful, deadly art, the Modolo Master SSC stem...
Wait wait wait...sorry to threadjack.

I have one of these stems on a build I'm completing this week.

This post suggests there were replacement stems issued by Modolo:

https://www.bikeforums.net/12954185-post12.html

How would one know if they have a reinforced replacement stem or the original (dangerous) one?

I sure as heck don't want to it fail at 5mph or 30mph.
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The recalled stem has ridges at both sides of the bolt hole at the bottom of the stem extension. The "improved" version is just rounded/smooth around that hole = more material around the bolt hole = stronger stem extension.
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds View Post
Wait wait wait...sorry to threadjack.

I have one of these stems on a build I'm completing this week.

This post suggests there were replacement stems issued by Modolo:

https://www.bikeforums.net/12954185-post12.html

How would one know if they have a reinforced replacement stem or the original (dangerous) one?

I sure as heck don't want to it fail at 5mph or 30mph.
Here, straight from the archives, is How To Tell...by Modolo.

Modolo Recall.jpg
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