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Is this celeste or metallic celeste?

Old 09-18-15, 07:44 AM
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Is this celeste or metallic celeste?

Hand was a little shaky, just finished a long first ride. So, excuse the blurry pic.

I purchased the bike last week. The color seems very light compared to other Bianchi Celeste models when you look at it in the daylight. Might this be a Metallic Celeste?

Bike we think is an 89-90
Equipped with Campy Chorus (I think they came out in 89). So it has period correct parts.
SLX tubbing
Gippeme droputs
Line through the Bianchi (ugly IMO)
Delta Brakes

Or did Bianchi change the Celeste formula for this year? In the picture it appears like celeste but up close has a slight pearl.
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Old 09-18-15, 07:58 AM
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I was under the impression that Bianchi celeste has come in many shades over the years. I could be wrong of course but it sure seems like it has fluctuated over the years quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
I was under the impression that Bianchi celeste has come in many shades over the years. I could be wrong of course but it sure seems like it has fluctuated over the years quite a bit.
I am sure your correct! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bianchi_Bicycles
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Old 09-18-15, 10:40 AM
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Can't remember the name but a friend had a early 90's Superleggere with Chorus in that shade.
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Old 09-18-15, 08:46 PM
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Interesting, so It looks like it was a Celeste paint. I have to say that the original paint from the 70-80's was sexy on a bike. This celeste is subdued and nothing special to look at.

I wonder if I should repaint-or detail it some.

Well after looking around I came across this bike. This was listed as a Metallic Celest, so my bike was just another version of the celest. The bike I believe belongs to BianchiGirl from our forum.

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Old 09-19-15, 04:50 AM
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It is metallic Celeste. I wouldn't think about painting that bike, if you don't like it sell it to someone that likes metallic Celeste. If you prefer a darker shade try using it on all the accents like Celeste bar tPe, bottle cages, saddle and tires. I have a Bianchi in this colour and love it.
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