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Vintage Bianchi - Dont know anything about it. What do you think?

Old 05-24-21, 04:24 PM
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Vintage Bianchi - Dont know anything about it. What do you think?

I have my dad's bike, not sure how old it is. It's used for sure. Tires are dry rotted.
On the frame it says, Tubi Bianchi Calibrati 1-20
On the neck it has 2L33641 Which i assume is the model number.
Its not the normal teal blue, its a darker blue.
1972

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Welcome! I don't have the answer for you but someone here will.
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the tubing transfer indicates Bianchi's house brand hitensile tubeset so the cycle is likely to be a lower model

some lower model Italian Bianchis were produced in the Chiorda facility at one time

Bianchi purchased Chiorda in 1966


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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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the tubing transfer indicates Bianchi's house brand hitensile tubeset so the cycle is likely to be a lower model

some lower model Italian Bianchis were produced in the Chiorda facility at one time

Bianchi purchased Chiorda in 1966


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good info. Is it weird to see the darker blue than the patent teal? Or is that a product of the lower end tube.
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Welcome! I don't have the answer for you but someone here will.
thx!
looks to be some knowledgeable people here. Would like to post a pic but the 10 post thing won’t let me
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you can post as many photos as you wish to your member's album at your member page

readers can visit the album and a reader or moderator can place the images into the discussion thread


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Old 05-25-21, 05:01 AM
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not sure how the mod got the image but thank you.

Did I post this in the wrong forum?
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Originally Posted by rocko918 View Post
not sure how the mod got the image but thank you.

Did I post this in the wrong forum?
Nope. Exactly right, unless you are asking about value with an eye to selling it. Post more pics and members will ID it in no time. Even if it's a lower-end model, it looks like it may have some nicer components on it, and hey - it's a Bianchi.
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Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
Nope. Exactly right, unless you are asking about value with an eye to selling it. Post more pics and members will ID it in no time. Even if it's a lower-end model, it looks like it may have some nicer components on it, and hey - it's a Bianchi.
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Thanks. The ironic thing is my last name is Bianchi. My parents' parents all came over on the boat. My dad bought the bike as a keep sake at some point. I dont think I ever saw him ride it. It has been sitting in the basement for 30 plus years.
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The shift levers use slotted head screws and the clamp appears to zinc plated, rather then chrome. This suggests Camapagnolo Valentino Extra derailleurs, which would be approriate for an upper entry level model with a Calibrati tubeset. The serial number indcates a 1973 or 1983 model manufactured in late 1972 or 1982. Given that the OP is located in the USA, it is almost certainly a 1973 model, as by 1983 the hi-tensile models for the USA market were coming from Japan. In 1973 Bianchi had the Rekord 71 with this tubeset and derailleur combination, however it was a club racer and typically offered only in celeste. Consequently, my leading candidate would be the equivalent, recreational road model. I'm not sure of the name, though it may be the Rekord Strada. We'll require additional photos for confirmation.
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I made an album. Can someone post the pics here. Still don't have the required posts.
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Link to OP's photos; https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/539807

Pretty much pretty what I was expecting except for a SunTour VGT rear derailleur and MAFAC calipers. However front derailleur is the expected Camapgnolo Valentino and brake levers are the expected Universal, so the rear derailleur and calipers are replacements. Basically, no change to my previous assessment.
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frame constructed with Agrati "AM" lug pattern including bulge-formed head

chainset: NERVAR Sport

pedals: Sheffield Corsa Nr. 655

stem-bar set: 3TTT Tourist

wheels: NISI Toro rims, Gnutti QR hubs

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2L33641 = serial number

2 = 1982 (most likely from your components and lugs; number used for 1972, 1992, etc.)

L=Nov.
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Thanks guys. So looks like it used pretty good. In rough shape. Also sounds like some of the original parts have been replaced. Any value to this bike? or is it just a looker.
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2L33641 = serial number

2 = 1982 (most likely from your components and lugs; number used for 1972, 1992, etc.)

L=Nov.
Definitely 1972. I bought the same model, which was offered only in deep blue, when I worked at a Bianchi dealership around that year. As noted above, the entry-level Bianchi model was Japanese by 1982.
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Any value to this bike? or is it just a looker.
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Thank you for the help.
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Can you add a post of your full bike taken from the drive side, too?
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Can you add a post of your full bike taken from the drive side, too?
Absolutely, I will have to do that when i get home. After 4 pm est.
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just need one more post. :0 then i can post a pic.
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I moved the photos to the first post.

is it worth anything? 100 bucks or less or more?
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