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Old 11-05-14, 03:08 PM
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Identify this (Japanese?) Bianchi

Hey guys, so I've got this Bianchi here which I just acquired. I didn't really spend time doing any research yet but it looks like a Japanese Bianchi from the 1980s. Tubing is made of High Manganese Steel which weighs as much as my Peugeot with HLE tubing. Anyway, it would be nice to have a Bianchi expert confirm what model this could be. Pictures should show most of the bike. Aside from that, the brake levers seem to be wobbly from side to side, any idea how I can fix that? Thanks!






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Old 11-05-14, 04:12 PM
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Dia Compe brake levers: disconnect the brake cables and pull on the levers so you can look down the pivot throat of the lever .

There will be a screw head or machine bolt (allen head) visible.

Turn clockwise to tighten.

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Thanks, but I am talking about the lever itself is moving side to side, not the clamp. The clamp is completely tightened to the bars already but the actual lever has wobbles within the place where you put your hand.
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Where is this bike? I can't find anything like it in the US catalogs. It may be a'81ish Standard but the color doesn't fit.
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I got it from Toronto, is there any info you might like to help identify it? I can post a few more pictures (:
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Originally Posted by fishermangeorge View Post
Thanks, but I am talking about the lever itself is moving side to side, not the clamp. The clamp is completely tightened to the bars already but the actual lever has wobbles within the place where you put your hand.
Like the poster above said, tighten the screws and all will be good.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
Like the poster above said, tighten the screws and all will be good.
Alright I will do that thank you
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Originally Posted by fishermangeorge View Post
Thanks, but I am talking about the lever itself is moving side to side, not the clamp. The clamp is completely tightened to the bars already but the actual lever has wobbles within the place where you put your hand.

Take a little video of the wobbly bits (sounds vulgar, doesn't it?) and post it here to the forum. There is a button for attaching video right beside the button for photos.

Bianchi made a lot of "no name' models in Italy and other countries. See the attached picture. Some of them were decent - like this black Italian bianchi with Columbus tube frame and some were just called Bici I and Bici II (Bike #1 and Bike #2 ). Yours looks like a Piaggio model.

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Ahh that's kinda cool, I didn't know that they have bikes without the models, that's why when I was looking over the top tube I was confused because there doesn't seem to have been a sticker anywhere indicating model. Anyway, would it help to identify the bike if I provide a serial number?
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Originally Posted by fishermangeorge View Post
. . . Anyway, it would be nice to have a Bianchi expert confirm what model this could be. Pictures should show most of the bike.
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Not a Bianchi expert. Looks like a Bici II model for Canada.

Here is another thread that may be of interest:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ese-steel.html
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My '85 Limited had same paint & decal layout & HT decal. So possibly 1985 +/- a year. (But NOT a Limited)
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