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Old 06-03-19, 11:27 AM
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Help identifying 1970s Bianchi

I canít post pics apparently because Iím new ! Urghhhhhhh! Whatever!
I have what appears to be a 1970ís or 1960ís Bianchi. It has a 26.8 seatpost, a serial number on head tube, and horizontal dropouts with a place to bolt on a derailleur hanger. The bike is equipped with campy cobalto brakes, itm panto stem, panto campy post, Cinelli bars, and campy single speed crank ( I doubt any is original but itís all beautiful) it has campione del mondo decals, also not original. Bought it for parts but fell in love with it( rides amazing) would like to know what it is... maybe I can post pics after posted lol!
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Old 06-03-19, 01:55 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Based on the serial number it was manufactured in 1962 or 1972 and I'm leaning towards the latter based on the serial number format and location. The non-original components and decals complicate matters. A 26.8mm post would suggest a mid-range model but I also wouldn't expect stamped dropouts. It's definitely not a high end model.
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Old 06-03-19, 08:13 PM
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Thanks for the reply! I agree that the frame itself is nothing special, but honestly it rides very, very nicely and I have developed an attachment to it! I honestly just couldnít place it... they say mutts make the best dogs... maybe that holds true with bikes as well
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Old 06-10-19, 04:28 PM
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@Augie B sent me some pics. I could be wrong but while there is some nice stuff here the frame doesn't live up to some of the parts.


Cobalto brakes with dropbolt. Does this simply mean a frame built for longer reach brakes or a 700 conversion?


Nice stem


Is there a brand name anywhere in the neadset?


Does the other dropout look like this or is there a derailleur hanger?


Fabulous seat post. It looks like some sort of home made bropbolt arrangement on the rear brake


IMHO the wheels are just awful on this.
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Old 06-10-19, 05:49 PM
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Thank you for posting those for me! I did not build the bike, so, donít blame me for the wheels!!!! Lol! Maybe I will name it Liberace! It was the Italian flag chain that got me! I will most likely sell or use the brakes on another build ( they are near mint) ... they along with the pantographed parts really are what make this bike.

There is a spot for a derailleur hanger but the same style drop out.
Headset is Ritchey( modern)

Bianchi girl.... if you change your mind about the wheels I will make you a sweet deal and maybe throw in a Italian flag chain
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Welcome to the forums. Based on the serial number it was manufactured in 1962 or 1972 and I'm leaning towards the latter based on the serial number format and location. The non-original components and decals complicate matters. A 26.8mm post would suggest a mid-range model but I also wouldn't expect stamped dropouts. It's definitely not a high end model.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
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I had already seen the pictures prior to making my comments, so I have nothing to add. While there are lots of good, detail pictures, the one thing that is lacking is an overall, drive side picture. Being able to see the rear wheel clearances and things like fork rake and frame angles may aid in determining if it is a 700C conversion or just an entry level racer.
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The drive side is identical to non drive side. I am fairly certain this is a 700c conversion... There is a ton of clearance. I am thinking of removing all the high end bits and wheels and converting this to a 1x7 or 8 ( depending on spacing) commuter/ gravel bike. I have a campy gran sport deraileur that I pulled off a rusted up barn find that I think has the right hanger. Itís a very smooth riding bike, though a little on the heavy side. Perfect for cruising around town or riding on trails. I only paid 300$ for it, the Parts are easily worth more... so the frame was basically free ... canít lose
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Originally Posted by Augie B View Post
The drive side is identical to non drive side. I am fairly certain this is a 700c conversion... There is a ton of clearance. I am thinking of removing all the high end bits and wheels and converting this to a 1x7 or 8 ( depending on spacing) commuter/ gravel bike. I have a campy gran sport deraileur that I pulled off a rusted up barn find that I think has the right hanger. Itís a very smooth riding bike, though a little on the heavy side. Perfect for cruising around town or riding on trails. I only paid 300$ for it, the Parts are easily worth more... so the frame was basically free ... canít lose
NDS is not identical to DS. RD hanger or no, chainstay treatment and other details are necessary to evaluate. Free frame is good as this has stamped dropouts so somewhat low end. Overall you did well, panto bits and all. We still like to have info we ask for when someone comes hat in hand asking for our considerable help.

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Old 06-12-19, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
NDS is not identical to DS. RD hanger or no, chainstay treatment and other details are necessary to evaluate. Free frame is good as this has stamped dropouts so somewhat low end. Overall you did well, panto bits and all. We still like to have info we ask for when someone comes hat in hand asking for our considerable help.

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Thank you for the reply! I still can not add pics...
(Thank you to Bianchi Girl for her help doing that, very generous!)
if you look very closely, there is a braze on on the drive side to route a deraileur cable, but no additional drillings or any discernible difference to my eye. I wish I could add driveside pictures for you but it is not possible at the moment... apologies!

Im sure in time I will gain that ability...until then that is the best I can describe it
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I don't think there is a hanger on those stamped dropouts and the OP's statement to the same seem confirm it. That and the drop bolts make me think it is a 700 conversion.

Now the OP's Specialissma Sante' is another story.
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The frame set looks to be a mid 70's Rekord which was there low end export model. As Presented worth about $150-175 with most of the value being in the nicer parts brakes and seat post are worth about $100.
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The frame set looks to be a mid 70's Rekord which was there low end export model. As Presented worth about $150-175 with most of the value being in the nicer parts brakes and seat post are worth about $100.
I think you nailed it ! I looked up Bianchi Rekord and found another thread on this forum with almost the exact same bike! Down to the logos! tried to paste the link but I think my newbie status is causing issues... I really appreciate all the feedback! Honestly, I have much nicer bikes but, this one is very smooth and fun to ride! I almost like it more knowing itís not anything ďspecialĒ that to me just means I can ride it, change it, and just have fun!!! I love researching these old bikes, they have history and a soul! I appreciate all the help I have gotten here! Maybe the best part of cycling is meeting the people who ride and love them... I am rarely disappointed and Iím certainly not disappointed with all the awesome people I have met in my short time on this forum!
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