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Old 08-07-21, 07:21 AM
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Older Bianchi

Standard question, what model and year Bianchi is this and how much is it worth?

This was my daily ride when I lived downtown Toronto years ago. Is this something special that deserves more TCL/rebuild or do I put it back into daily rider duty?

I got this as a project bike frame and canít remember what parts were original and what I had to add. So please comment on the components too.

The white on the forks and chain stays are reflective white tape. Forks and frame are Celeste under the tape.
I should still have the FD and large chain ring somewhere.
The headset is by Bianchi, BB is Ofmega, Italian threaded.
The name Bianchi is cast into the top of the forks.
Theres some stamping numbers on the top/front of the head tube and on the right rear wheel drop, nothing under the BB.
Lots of wheel room, I was running 27Ē wheels before this set of 700.



Corsa brake levers. Any source for these brake hoods? Stealth mount for bell. Right where I need it and doesnít clutter the top of the bar.


Canít make out the missing part. But looks like Columbus sticker.


Old campy, donít think itís a set.

Levers might actually be original Notice Bianchi on the top of the forks

Think this is original too. I might need a replacement soon. Saw a bit of pitting when I repacked it last night.

Ambrosio rims on Miche hubs


Circled B on the seat stay
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Old 08-07-21, 07:27 AM
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Cleaner background


Built for 27Ē wheels

Reflective white bits
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Old 08-07-21, 10:06 AM
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Gosh, I think it has potential. Not real high on food chain, 3 tube Columbus, I thinking your bike is originally 700 with reagular reach Modolo brakes matching the brake levers, Ofmega cranks and hubs to go with the bb.

As-is now, about $80-100, it's not clean no fd or big chainring and the reflection tape brings the value way down.

If you can remove the reflective tape, clean all the grim, remove the hideous bartape you have a very attractive seller $300 perhaps, depending on the rolling conditions of the various bearing sets, it could use a better rear derailleur.

The reflective tape can be removed without damaging the paint, but it is not easy. One can pick and peal as is but that would take hours and hours. I have successfully done so, I would recommend a torch or heat gun. The tape softens at much lower temperature than the paint and can be pealed and or scraped with something like a Bakelite plastic, or a teflon use spatula. Once the metal is up to, I don't know maybe 125' it softens, the tape can even bubble and the heat won't affect the paint.

Just last week I pulled the red reflective tape off this fork using a propane torch.

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Old 08-07-21, 12:09 PM
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Poor bike I am thinking it is around '80/81 something like a Nuovo Racing but since Bianchi used the same frame on several models there is no way to know for sure.
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66 View Post
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As-is now, about $80-100, it's not clean no fd or big chainring and the reflection tape brings the value way down.

If you can remove the reflective tape, clean all the grim, remove the hideous bartape you have a very attractive seller $300 perhaps, depending on the rolling conditions of the various bearing
LOL! Perfect, Sounds like a bike thief evaluation! (No offence to you)

I was living downtown when i built this in the late 80ís or early 90ís when Toronto was crowned as the bike theft capital of North America. So the bike had to be theft deterrent, no extra parts, bylaw compliant and be a comfy, well working, 4 season ride thatís easily recognizable.

I think the brake cables in the air keeps most bike thieves passing by.
The only thing that gets cleaned is the drive train before oiling. Maybe the rims if I start losing the brakes.
The reflective tape is the stuff they use for temporary highway lane marking loaded with tiny glass beads. Itís on an aluminum backing that I can peel off pretty easily. GooGone works really well if any of the adhesive gets left behind.
There is a stupid line in the bylaw that requires reflective tape on your bike in addition to lights. Hardly anyone knows or complies, but its there if they decide to use it on a stop.
Other than the heavy wear and tear on the cosmetics, everything works very well. I have less rolling resistance than a lot of other bikes I encounter. Even that rear derailleur gives a very smooth shift. I think thatís older than the bike.

ÖI think the build worked. I still have the bike, and never got any parts stripped off. 😀TORONTO
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Poor bike I am thinking it is around '80/81 something like a Nuovo Racing but since Bianchi used the same frame on several models there is no way to know for sure.
The Nuovo Google images show a thicker dash line being used in front of the name Bianch and clamp on cable guides.

Can anyone decipher frame numbers? The head tube number is not completely visible, but I can read some of it.

Donít forget why I posted.
ĒIs this something special that deserves more TCL/rebuild or do I put it back into daily rider duty?Ē

Thanks

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Old 08-09-21, 12:36 AM
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Brakes look like 2nd generation Super Record to me, worth quite a bit usually.

Unfortunately the brake shoes are not original and the bolts appear to have corroded, though perhaps they can still be cleaned up.
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Brakes look like 2nd generation Super Record to me, worth quite a bit usually.
Thanks for pointing this out. I was wondering if there were any diamonds in the rough here.
I did not know the old square Campy blocks could be replaced in the holders. Iíll have to drag out the parts bin and look for those and the FD + chain ring.

Öand i might have to change my lock if anybody else speaks up. Iíve spent more money on bike locks than the current suggested highest value of the bike. But Iím using this cosmetic lock for my commute to work in the suburbs right now.

Cosmetic lock for the commute to work.
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If you do want to take the tape off I would like to show the results of a bike coop purchase. A nice mid level Brit bike Dawes that was covered in hardened black plastic tape.




worked out good. As near as I could tell the tape was put on the frame in as early as 1972.
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That cleaned up really nice! Itís inspiring me to do some work. I think I will try taking all my tape off and also give it a good wash. Iím not too worried about bike theft in my situation now.
Stay tuned for ďafterĒ pictures.
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That cleaned up really nice! Itís inspiring me to do some work. I think I will try taking all my tape off and also give it a good wash. Iím not too worried about bike theft in my situation now.
Stay tuned for ďafterĒ pictures.
Definitely could be a pretty awesome little bike. Bianchigirll and others can tell you more but Tretubi often meant 3 SL tubes and then possibly Aelle stays and fork...IIRC
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