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Old 02-02-11, 10:55 PM
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old italian racing bike???

Hi all,
i have an old bike that my grandfather gave me years ago. i think he said it was an old italian racing bike at the time. That was back in 1972. Its a direct drive one speed with wodden wheels. I will get a few pics of it asap. Just wondering how to identify what it is. Thanks alot.
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Old 02-02-11, 11:31 PM
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Other than pics, including a drive-side shot, the headtube badge would be a great start. Does the bike have a serial number?

Pictures of components would be good too, with a list of text written on them.
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Old 02-03-11, 12:21 AM
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cant wait for the pics. i love early racers. is it for sale
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sounds like a track bike
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i love early racers. is it for sale
Please don't turn this into a FS thread. If you are interested, please ask for contact info or PM the OP.
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Old 02-06-11, 08:37 PM
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Must...have...pics
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Please don't turn this into a FS thread. If you are interested, please ask for contact info or PM the OP.
Neither of them have enough posts for pms.

Contact info it must be.
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Old 02-06-11, 10:38 PM
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you can use a visitor message on the person's profile
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Old 02-08-11, 10:24 PM
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here are some pics.
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pics too big. overwhelming my monitor.
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If you want to know what it is, you'll need to take and post good, detailed pics. That's just the way it is.
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Thanks for all the help....................
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From what I can see, it is not a track bike - there are definitely brakes and levers. It looks like a pre-WWII (and maybe significantly pre-WWII) road racing bike with a flip-flop hub, as was the norm in the pre-derailleur days.

Racer47, try signing up for PhotoBucket or a similar on-line phot posting service. Most of them are free. The copy the photp from there to here by copyiong the "IMG" version of the photo. In PhotoBucket, it's at the bottom of the list of possible options below each photo you upload. Just highlight it, hit Ctrl-C, move to a new post here, hit Ctrl-V, and voila! Excellent, big photos. Try it. I bet you get some good, solid info. I know I'd love to see bigger photos of this. It may trun out not to be a big deal, but my hunch ois you have something pretty darn cool there.
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did that work?
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Pics are much better now.

The chainwheel tattoo project has that chainring listed as a 1930's Bianchi design. Maybe bianchigirll will chime in if she knows ancient Bianchi history.

Some lug closeups would help if anyone does have antique bike knowledge.
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Here's a 1935 Bianchi 3sp you can compare the lugs to. If they match, you'll be one step closer to confirming the identity.

Man, that headset is getting me aroused.

It kinda looks like your headtube is similar at the bottom.
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Old 02-12-11, 05:54 PM
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That is a tight bike for sure. Nice.
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It does have some #s stamped into the frame on the back side of the seat post
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From what i have been able to find, it looks like it could be from around the 30s. The one difference i see is the bolt that holds the seat post in is in the front, not the back of my bike. The stamped #s are in the back. Any idea what something like this may be worth?
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Well it's not skip tooth. That's for sure.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Here's a 1935 Bianchi 3sp you can compare the lugs to. If they match, you'll be one step closer to confirming the identity.

Man, that headset is getting me aroused.

It kinda looks like your headtube is similar at the bottom.
What is that llittle tubing thingie near the shifter,... the one with the rubber band on it?
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