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Old 10-10-21, 12:34 PM
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89 Bianchi Mondiale Frameset 57 X 56

Gorgeous 1989 Bianchi Mondiale frameset. This was Bianchi's top of the line frameset in 1989. Columbus SLX, 57cm CTC seat tube, 56cm CTC top tube, 164mm head tube. $600 shipped.

Lovely respray in 2019 by Jack Trumbull of Franklin Frames in House of Kolor Hot Pink Pearl. The final color came out closer to Violet than pink, but the pictures speak for themselves. Custom decals by VeloCals under the clear coat. Paint job alone was over $500 and is still glossy and in outstanding condition, no dents or frame problems.

130 rear spacing, 100 front, takes an Italian threaded bottom bracket, a 27.2 seat post, and has a 26.4 fork crown race. Will accept virtually any cable operated vintage or modern component group (I built it up using Dura Ace 9 speed, see attached build pic). Comes with seat post binder bolt, dropout screws and bottle cage bolts.

Also have two DA 7700 groups (one down tube, the other STI) that could be combined with frame purchase in a package deal.


Very comfortable all-day rider ridden in several centuries (Palm Springs, Tucson, etc.) and felt great at the end of the day. Great bike but arrival of new bike and personal policy of "one comes in, one must go out" dictates sale.

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1990 Mondial

Looks GREAT!

My tale of 2 bikes - sorry to digress but I'll tie this in below:

In 2007 in a pique of Celeste envy, I bought a like new 1988 Bianchi Giro on eBay. It had a last generation Campy Victory gruppo along with a Columbus Formula Two frame (which is most likely Chromor main tubes with Aelle forks and stays???). The Giro fit me perfectly and handled superbly but was heavy, clunky and rode like a tank due to the mystery Formula Two frame tubing.




Jump ahead to 2010, I found a NOS 55cm 1990 Mondiale frame on eBay and bought it for $600. It came with a Specialized alloy headset and was made of Columbus SLX tubing.

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The seller was local and he bought the frame from an LBS that had it sitting a box since 1990. We concluded the deal at frame builder Ed Litton's shop. While there, I had Ed check out the alignment - it was perfect!

Ed knew my proclivity for smooth riding bikes and mentioned "Charles, this is going to be a stiff riding bike because of the SLX tubing!"

HUH? Silly me I thought that Columbus SLX was a lighter version of SL tubing! He showed me the reinforcements in the seat tube, down tube and chain stays.

During the 1980's Columbus had been introducing a new flavor of tubing at least every year. Since my Columbus frame bikes were made of SL I didn't pay any attention to all the latest stuff.

Here's the tie in with the 88 Giro above, from ~1987 to 1990 or so, Bianchi used the same frame geometry on the Giro, Super Leggera and Mondiale frames. In 1990 those models all used the same SLX frames. Bianchi sold bare "Mondiale" frames but there was no model name on the top tube like on their complete bikes.



I assembled my Mondiale frame with a multi generation mishmash of Campy components, most of which I had on hand. Since it was going to be "stiff" I set it up for climbing with Campy Comp Triple cranks. The Campy Dopler retrofriction levers shift the 9 speed Mirage RD smoother than index levers!




The bike has the same geometry as my Giro so the fit and handling are the same - PERFECT but the ride is a lot smoother! It's one of my top 10 riding bikes!

Don't let my comment about stiff riding scare anyone off. Mine is a 55cm frame and I'm an old geezer!

The larger 57cm (59cm C-to-T) size of rccardr frame is enough to smooth out the ride plus for climbing or stomping on it the SLX tubing will give you a nice positive feel.

Highly recommended frame!


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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
What a stunner! Nice looking build too. May I ask what bottle cages you used in that photo? (and would you recommend them?)

In any case, GLWS!
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They are Ciussi Elite cages. Highly recommended!
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Gorgeous 😍

Too bad it’s not a 50/51cm… I would snatch that up so fast.

I got an ‘88 Bianchi Giro with full Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed. Got the Formula 2 frame so not top of the line but she’s just over 19lbs setup as is. Would love to transfer all those components to a top end frame set and throw the original Victory gruppo back on the Giro.

Still in search of my dream X4 frame… one day 🙏🏽




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Originally Posted by oceanhaitang View Post
Gorgeous 😍

Too bad it’s not a 50/51cm… I would snatch that up so fast.

I got an ‘88 Bianchi Giro with full Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed. Got the Formula 2 frame so not top of the line but she’s just over 19lbs setup as is. Would love to transfer all those components to a top end frame set and throw the original Victory gruppo back on the Giro.

Still in search of my dream X4 frame… one day 🙏🏽



Victory stuff and the wheels are beautiful!
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Victory stuff and the wheels are beautiful!
thx… let me know if you see a 49x51 or 50x52 Italian BB 126mm/130mm frame around in Mint condition please 🙏🏽
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