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Old 01-12-18, 05:53 AM
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Vintage Bianchi road bicycle

Does anybody know what model this vintage Bianchi is? I canít seem to find any model with the matching fenders.
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Old 01-12-18, 06:15 AM
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The fenders were probably aftermarket items that were painted to match the bike, vlan.
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Might be, they did a hell of a good job to find the matching color in that case. Any clue to what the model is anyway? It kind of looks like a Rekord 845, but I don't think you could fit fenders on that model, plus it's missing downtube shifters.
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Whatever it is, its entry level, bottom end. Stem shifters, steel rims, steel handlebars, nutted axles, steel seat post.

Name one feature that matches a Rekord 845.


Add me to the "fenders are original" camp.

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Nice seeing the bike still in service
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Whatever it is, its entry level, bottom end. Stem shifters, steel rims, steel handlebars, nutted axles, steel seat post.

Name one feature that matches a Rekord 845.
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Frame constructed with Agrati "AM" pattern lugset, ART. 000.8040/U, including bulge-formed head. Crown is Agrati "SPORT" nr. 026.8058. Note plate style bridge. Frame identical of many rock bottom machines produced in the Chiorda facility whether badged as Chiorda or done as contract builds. Headset is OFMEGA, brakeset looks like Super Rapid.

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Originally Posted by Aubergine View Post
The fenders were probably aftermarket items that were painted to match the bike, vlan.
Agreed. See the metal tabs on the fender that hold the struts; and the rivets that hold those tabs onto the fender. They are painted same as the fenders. Typically those would be bare metal, mounted at the factory after the fender was painted.
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hello once again vlan z,

you asked regarding the bicycle's dating. the shift lever appears as if it may be Simplex brand. both Simplex and Huret brand gears put date markings on the products. Huret began doing this ~1978. the bicycle appears as if it could hail from either the late seventies or early eighties time. if the rear derailleur is from one of these two makers it will be marked with a date.

the first image is from a Huret part and indicates it was manufactured during the twenty-eighth week of nineteen eighty-four. the second image is from a Simplex part and indicates it was produced in april of 1971.

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Since the OP lives in Switzerland it is likely a European model and comparing it to US models is counter productive.

I would not be surprised is the fenders were OEM.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Since the OP lives in Switzerland it is likely a European model and comparing it to US models is counter productive.

I would not be surprised is the fenders were OEM.
Precisely. I got to talk to the owner and he said he bought it in the seventies in Italy from a Bianchi reseller. No idea where or what model it was sold as, but the catalogue/flyer/whatever he owns where the bicycle is featured also shows the blue fenders (according to him, at least).
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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hello once again vlan z,

you asked regarding the bicycle's dating. the shift lever appears as if it may be Simplex brand. both Simplex and Huret brand gears put date markings on the products. Huret began doing this ~1978. the bicycle appears as if it could hail from either the late seventies or early eighties time. if the rear derailleur is from one of these two makers it will be marked with a date.

the first image is from a Huret part and indicates it was manufactured during the twenty-eighth week of nineteen eighty-four. the second image is from a Simplex part and indicates it was produced in april of 1971.
Hey juvela, yeah I did look for a date on the derailleur but didn't find it at first glance (it was quite dirty as well, poor bike). I'll try to ask the owner to take a look and report back, since he's also interested in knowing what he actually owns.
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