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Pattycakes 06-21-19 09:06 PM

Bianchi Frame/Fork ID|Italian Steel Vintage Bikes
 
I've got two Italian Steel/Columbus Tubing Vintage Frame/Fork sets I need some help with. I've got a good idea as to the Bianchi - which is nothing short of awesome! The other one, I can't find anything even on Google - which means I'm either in possession of something even more magnificent than the Bianchi - or nada....Would love to hear what Ya'll have to say about it...


- Bianchi info -


This is what the Bottom of the BB looks like - but the right handsome all the letters are rotated 90 degrees so they run from bottom to top when read correctly..the 5 in between the 57 and 56 is partially stamped out - meaning it looks like an attempt at hiding the frames real origin. Nice right - keep reading!



USA 8

57. 8

5 C

56 0

C

B



Frame is Celeste with Eduardo Bianchi inside Emblem on Front/Head Tube - Pantographed I believe


Frame has no welds - or lugs - and says Columbus Tubing


Fork dropouts are chromed and have Shimano stamped on them.


Front and Rear Derailleur have internal cable routing


Rear Brake Mount/Bridge has Bianchi in script on the top side - and has Silva on the other side.


Sticker on Chain stay that says " Reparto Corse" and something else I can't remember right now...


I think this is an X4...I'm kind of new to the game - but - that's pretty rare/awesome right?


Second Frame is Red, Lugged - but also says Columbus Tubing on it. Brand name is Digimuenno - the guy I bought all this stuff from - yeah theres way more than these two frames - spoke more about this frame than he did the Bianchi or Merlin frames that were there. He mentioned that it may have been from an old school Italian Bike Shop that made the frame to kind of thumb their noses at Bianchi and other big brands saying yeah we can Make frames too...and it turned out to be a better frame than even they expected...


Couple other things in the haul were Chorus hoods, Record groups that I still have the brakes, Pedals, and other odds and ends from

Old school Mavic groupo in its entirety I believe I'm told is super rare

Bianchi frame pump

Bianchi and Forte Stems and some track pedals

Cross branded Mavic/Look Clipless Pedal thats yellow and black and huge!!!

Mavic Tubular wheel set an old school guy told me used to be called the Blues

Campy tubular hoops


There's more I just don't remember right now.


I wish I was a collector, but I'm not...so yes, it's all up for grabs here in San Diego...


I can't post photos now - but feel free to Email me at ecoactivetours@gmail.com and I can send you some if needed for ID.

zukahn1 06-22-19 10:03 AM

As for the Bianchi sound like nothing special a lot of nice mid level 90's Bianchi's around probably $150 for the frame set if it's in prestine condition. On the Digimuenno likely a very nice frame but as wrk101 says rare doesn't matter as much as sellers think, when it comes to upper mid level limited production frame sets nicer ones go in the $200 range and can be a bit tough to sell. Myself I have never had good luck trying to sell stuff like this most potential buyers are looking for brand names they know and on frames of equal quality your lucky if you can get half as much for an exotic as you would for a well known maker.

Bianchigirll 06-23-19 04:33 AM

I sent a PM and I have a pretty good idea what it might be. Plus after the PM I stumbled on your other post that confirms my suspicions. Nice find. Does it fit?

T-Mar 06-24-19 03:44 AM

The subject frame is a Bianchi Proto with Columbus Max tubeset. It was manufactured in Italy, during 1988. 100% positive. Selective photo assist...
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c04ce031e0.jpg

Bianchigirll 06-24-19 05:32 PM

That looks really blue for some reason

Pattycakes 06-26-19 12:28 AM

Whoah - so I can't post photos until You say I can - but You can post my Photos whenever You want? Without asking - not that I really care - but not even telling me?

91Bear 06-27-19 10:31 AM

I picked up a Bianchi ELOS that's blue with silver decals. Serial is #0 2256. Any idea when it was made? 1996?

The leading 0 looks like a backwards C, actually. I assume it's a zero.

The only ELOS frames I have seen have been celeste. I've not seen a blue one.

Bianchigirll 06-30-19 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by Pattycakes (Post 20997472)
Whoah - so I can't post photos until You say I can - but You can post my Photos whenever You want? Without asking - not that I really care - but not even telling me?

If you tried to post a pic it is in your album and there is a way for members viewing your profile to post them for you

Bianchigirll 06-30-19 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by 91Bear (Post 20999976)
I picked up a Bianchi ELOS that's blue with silver decals. Serial is #0 2256. Any idea when it was made? 1996?

The leading 0 looks like a backwards C, actually. I assume it's a zero.

The only ELOS frames I have seen have been celeste. I've not seen a blue one.

Where is this? Are you sure it is EL OS and not just EL? Is it blue blue or that bluish Nuovo Celeste?

There was a seperate and very nice '93 Reparto Corse catalog that shows a EL frame in blue with silver decals, but most others are nuovo Celeste or red.

91Bear 06-30-19 09:09 PM

It is blue blue with silver decals.


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