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Old 08-11-13, 07:01 PM
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Bianchi Campione D'Italia

I've been looking at older road bikes for some time and finally bought one for myself. I've marveled at Bianchi's and have tried to get to know more about them but there is just too much for me to learn. I had a choice between two Celeste Bianchi's and hopefully I made the right choice. I just have some temporary pedals on it for now so recommendations on something would be nice.



Not the best picture but gives a good idea of the bike.



The main reason I decided on this one over the one with Shimano 600 parts was that this one had Campagnolo front and rear derailleurs with the shifters.



The decal is a bit ripped up but at least you can make out the model. I'm not sure about this specific model so if someone can enlighten me, that would be amazing.



Lastly a shot of the front emblem.

If someone would be able to tell me more about this bike and it's value, it would be greatly appreciated! If you want pictures of specific parts of the bike, I will be able to do so in the upcoming week. Thanks
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Old 08-11-13, 07:29 PM
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If you just bought it, I would think you know the bike's value better han anyone from the forum?
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Old 08-11-13, 07:29 PM
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I've never owned a bianchi but I've always loved the celeste color. Looks like a nice catch.
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Old 08-11-13, 07:34 PM
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It's a fine choice. 600 stuff is excellent too.

stem looks pretty long for the frame size, but that's a matter of personal fit. Cheap and easy to fix.

Looks like a bit of weirdness with the brake cable routing on the front. Might just be in strange position.
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Old 08-11-13, 08:05 PM
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I think the one with the 600 parts was a Limited. The stem seems to have been replaced and I may look into changing it if needed. It works for the time being and I have no complaints about it. The cables are routed into the hand tape and maybe that's why it looks a bit odd in the last picture. I just wanted to have some additional opinions about the bike and its value. From what I found, the Campagnolo derailleurs might be C-records, although I'm not entirely confident that they are.
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Old 08-11-13, 08:10 PM
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Plastic mtb pedals?
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Old 08-12-13, 03:05 AM
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Is this in Canada? Europe? the shade of Celeste looks '88ish but most of our CdIs didn't come set up like that.
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Old 08-12-13, 07:57 AM
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Thanks for the responses, I will take a look at rerouting the cables and clean it up. This bike is in Canada. I'll try to get some pictures of the derailleur ID and get the frame serial number while I'm at it sometime this week. I guess we will see what the Campy parts are worth once I can ID them.
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Old 08-12-13, 01:24 PM
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On the cable routing just pull the stem and move the cable to run to the left and re-insert stem, it should be an easy fix.
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Old 08-12-13, 08:19 PM
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Anything I should worry about when pulling the stem? I guess I don't really mind a long cable as long as it is not in my way. I'll get some more pictures sometime this week.

So any recommendation for pedals? I'm kind of lost on them as I would like to get into clipless eventually but I'm in no rush to get shoes. So I may buy some pedals from someone locally tomorrow and would appreciate some input in some pedals as well. I guess ideally I would like a platform clipless combo so I can make the transition a bit easier.



Quote from post: "-Various Campagnolo components: Pedals (blue straps and cages are Campy too). Pedals (black straps and cages are Christophe). Seatpost and Campy seat post tool."

So these old pedals look interesting, any thoughts on how they are or their worth? Anything I have to be worry about with the toe clips?



And an assortment of clip in pedals (SPD, Wellgo, etc). Do any of them stand out? Any input would be greatly appreciated. (These are the only pictures I have that were posted by the seller)

Thanks a bunch and hopefully I'll have more pictures on the Bianchi later this week.
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Old 08-12-13, 08:51 PM
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May I ask how much you sold them for? Is there anything I should inspect while looking at them? Did you use them yourself and have any thoughts on the Triomphe pedals? Thanks a bunch.
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Old 08-13-13, 07:16 AM
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As for removing the stem, just hope it isn't seized in place (but this bike looks clean enough that shouldn't be an issue). Just loosen the bolt a few turns then give the allen wrench a smart tap with a hammer handle to knock the wedge loose.

Pedals? I think it depends on what kind of shoes your going to wear. If you are going to wear 'sneaker' type shoes get those bigger silver Triomphe pedals. I think the larger planform will be more comfortable. If you intend to get or have a cleatless or cleated cycling shoe use the black quill pedals.

I am pretty sure your RD is a later model Victory.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Pedals? I think it depends on what kind of shoes your going to wear. If you are going to wear 'sneaker' type shoes get those bigger silver Triomphe pedals. I think the larger planform will be more comfortable. If you intend to get or have a cleatless or cleated cycling shoe use the black quill pedals.
+1

But if the price is right, I'd get them both. The quill pedals look to be Superleggeri, or Super Record pedals, and both are worth a pretty penny. Also, those super record seat posts command a lot of money these days.. just saying.
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Old 08-13-13, 08:28 PM
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Are you referring to the two toe clip pedals to purchase if the price is right? How much would you spend on them to give an idea of the 'right' price. Sadly I couldn't get a hold of him today so hopefully I can get a hold of him tomorrow. Are you talking about the seat post along with the pedals? How much is that worth and what may be a good price for it? I'm all for getting more bike parts, I'll probably want to change the stem too sometime if I find something suitable. Hopefully I can put some pictures up later today. Thanks again.

EDIT: Some new pictures











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I have the same date code on the bottom of my bike, which I figure to be 1988 with the help of Bianchigirll. Check out this thread... http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...hi-refurb.html

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Originally Posted by LanEvoIII View Post
If someone would be able to tell me more about this bike and it's value, it would be greatly appreciated! If you want pictures of specific parts of the bike, I will be able to do so in the upcoming week. Thanks
LanEvoIII, do you still have this bike by chance and any interest in selling it?
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