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Old 08-01-15, 10:35 PM
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Bianchi steel bike.

I see one road bike. Is was bianchi the owner tell me is had buy that bike used 6-8 years ago. The colors is was green celeste and orange. The model is start from the letter L but i cant remember the rest of the letters. How i can found vintage and bianchi catalog? I want see the specifications of that bike
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They aren't very helpful. Small images.

https://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/my_bianchi/catalogs.htm

I'm of the opinion that there should be one celeste Bianchi in every stable. Most people don't know that Olmo raced for Team Bianchi before starting Olmo in 1938. I don't know anything about the Team Dei he rode for the last two or so years of his career. I always find that interesting that great cyclists with bikes brands we recognize raced for other sponsored teams.

I have no clue as the history of Bianchi, but they predate EVERYBODY.
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Is the bike for sale? Do you have photos of it?

Bianchi America imported may of the "BIanchi" bikes that one sees in the USA less than 20 years old from China and Taiwan. There are a few gems, but most of them are pretty cheap. Anyway, a little more ID info would help.
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We're going to need a little help narrowing things down a bit. You've told us it's a Bianchi, which narrows it down to the past 125 years. Your friend bought it used 6-8 years ago, so it's not any newer than that. It's steel, so we can rule out carbon fiber & aluminum. It's celeste, but so are a LOT of other Bianchi bikes built after World War I.

Some combination of the following build details (assuming original parts) might help us narrow it down to a few-year window, from which it'll be a whole lot easier to find a model name with an "L" in it.

Threaded headset or threadless?
Integrated brake/shift levers? Downtube shifters?
Square taper bottom bracket? Cartridge or cup & cone?
Freewheel or cassette? How many cogs?
Brand(s) of drivetrain & brake components? Campagnolo? Shimano? Other?
Is the frame lugged or welded?

If it's a somewhat modern bike, I wonder if you might be mistaken about the name starting with "L". There are a few bikes that fit your general description with an L in the name, like the Talladega, Vigorelli, and XL Boron, but no steel road bikes that I'm aware of since 2000 whose name starts with "L". The only 199x-2006 Bianchi I know of whose name starts with L is the Lynx, which is a mountain bike.
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L'una is a model name but in carbon fiber. Maybe older models were steel.
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I've always wanted to find a Bianchi with full Campy components in a barn somewhere.
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Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 View Post
I see one road bike. Is was bianchi the owner tell me is had buy that bike used 6-8 years ago. The colors is was green celeste and orange. The model is start from the letter L but i cant remember the rest of the letters. How i can found vintage and bianchi catalog? I want see the specifications of that bike
Hello. we need a lot more information before we can start to answer your question.

In what country are you and the Bianchi located? Is this a road bike or mountain bike? Is it a steel frame? What brand components are on it?
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Old 08-02-15, 11:36 AM
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I not see the bike close look for i know all that info i see the bianchi lay in one car is was celeste color. I see from distance the bike. I put my bike in my truck and i ask the owner for the bike. The ownwer of that bike came to me and tell me is steel to me looked as aluminum model yes is started from all is was like Lugada laougada maybe had W between the letters one i know is looked nice bike nice frame
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I've always wanted to find a Bianchi with full Campy components in a barn somewhere.
Well, if you give me a bunch of money I can hide one in a barn and tell you where the barn is.
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I have the bianchi strada lx is steel and is heavy. Have the downtube shifters. I like that bike but i not know if is worth to upgrade with brifters. Any opinion. That bike is had made in taiwan or china. I not know if is stay same quality bike as the bikes had made in italy. My bike is weight 25 pounds. On the bike i have now fulcrum racing 7 wheels. I have one groupset ultegra 6500. If i install that groupset in my 25 pounds bike is go take off some weight? Is made ever BIANCHI lightweight aluminum or steel racing bikes?
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Well, if you give me a bunch of money I can hide one in a barn and tell you where the barn is.
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I have the bianchi strada lx is steel and is heavy. Have the downtube shifters. I like that bike but i not know if is worth to upgrade with brifters. Any opinion. That bike is had made in taiwan or china. I not know if is stay same quality bike as the bikes had made in italy. My bike is weight 25 pounds. On the bike i have now fulcrum racing 7 wheels. I have one groupset ultegra 6500. If i install that groupset in my 25 pounds bike is go take off some weight? Is made ever BIANCHI lightweight aluminum or steel racing bikes?
Columbus tubing makes the difference.
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I've always wanted to find a Bianchi with full Campy components in a barn somewhere.
You can find a nice Bianchi Eros with full Campy anywhere on Craigslist, in any size. They sold a TON of them. Campy 9 speed. Most had a triple front derailleur and a long cage rear derailleur. What most people don't know is that you can change the shift disc in the Ergos to go backwards to 8 speed or go forward (why?) to 10 speeds.

These were great bicycles to get someone into cycling. Classic celeste even.
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MY bianchi weight 25 pounds. The lemond with 853 steel is 24 pounds. on the lemond i have matrix aurora wheels. i want put the fulcrum racing 7 wheels andsee if is go down in weight
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MY bianchi weight 25 pounds. The lemond with 853 steel is 24 pounds. on the lemond i have matrix aurora wheels. i want put the fulcrum racing 7 wheels andsee if is go down in weight
As I've understood from what people have posted here, the frame doesn't make a whole lot of difference- it's the combination of ALL the components that make a bike heavy. Again, I've understood the easiest way to cut weight on a bike is a different wheel set.

I haven't weighed it, but my Trek 730 is my lightest and most nimble bike. Right now it's built with a combination of SR, Superbe and Cyclone components with a Stronglight crankset and Arabesque 600/Rigida wheels.
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Originally Posted by mtnbke View Post
You can find a nice Bianchi Eros with full Campy anywhere on Craigslist, in any size. They sold a TON of them. Campy 9 speed. Most had a triple front derailleur and a long cage rear derailleur. What most people don't know is that you can change the shift disc in the Ergos to go backwards to 8 speed or go forward (why?) to 10 speeds.

These were great bicycles to get someone into cycling. Classic celeste even.
It would have to be cheap, otherwise. I want something like a Campione d'Italia.
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When one frame is lighter than me is used less material? That no make more fragile the bike than bike had heavy frame?
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Yes 100%!! @25 pounds. @35 pounds 10 more!! Go for it!
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Is made ever BIANCHI lightweight aluminum or steel racing bikes?
Bianchi has produced a wide range of bikes, including high-end steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber race bikes.
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I know bianchi had made many different bikes. Which racing bianchi is good i would like to have one bianchi racing bike. Carbon fiber bikes is good? I have hear so many not good thinks about carbon fiber bikes. But personal i have seen many people ride carbon fiber bikes i not see had problems with them
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There have been lots of great bikes made from steel, aluminum, and yes, even carbon fiber. Bianchi has sold plenty of worthy racing bikes over the years, sold under many different model names -- way too many to list them all here. They've also sold different models in different parts of the world, making the question even more difficult to answer.

Where are you, how much are you looking to spend, and on how old a bike? That might help us narrow things down a little.
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I look to sped around $500 or little more if i deside i sale my two road bikes i have and one TT bike. But i not have deside do that yet, Is hard to let my bikes go away. How old the bike maybe is helps that i am okay with 9 speeds cassete. I know 11 speeds is had two more cogs but i know bianchi racing bike like that is go cost much more money
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