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Old 06-28-13, 11:04 AM
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Old 06-28-13, 11:23 AM
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We'll see what the experts think. That head decal, and perhaps the red paint, look like owner modifications to me. Myself, with 700c wheels, DT shifters, chrome lug work, overall good condition for its age, I am grabbing now, studying later.

It might be an old Bianchi, with the badges removed. That would be my first guess anyway.

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I really don't know the older stuff well - is the crank anything special?
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While I haven't seen that particular headbadge, I'm aware of two brands that used that shape and started with an 'S'; Semprini (Italy) and Sutter (France).
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Its just that "S" decal is so bright and fresh, and the rest of the bike has patina overload. I don't quite get why the headbadge would survive so well, and meanwhile, all the rest of the decals are MIA. To me, that suggests PO decided to remove all of the decals, and personalize the headbadge. But maybe that S is original?

Is it a Bianchi? I have no idea, but it sure would look sharp with the 1960s era red Bianchi decals.

+1 Stamped dropouts are a disappointment. That plus the lack of chrome anywhere but the headtube lugs and fork crown. Still looks interesting. Crank pic is not clear enough for me to figure anything out.

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I'm going to check it out tomorrow I think...stamped DO's are a little discouraging.

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Reminds me a little of my wifes Bottecchia, the lugs on hers don't have those long tapered points though and hers has chrome socks front and rear.
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Without being able to look at it up close, my first thought was a highly mutated Nishiki.
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