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Old 05-17-18, 07:18 PM
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Need help identify year and model of my Bianchi.

So I was looking through craigslist today and found a post that stated "1987 Bianchi, single speed make offer" there were no photos. I contacted him and he did not or could not send pictures of it. All he could tell me is it was teal. So my curiosity got the better of me and I went over to see it and ended up purchasing it for a good deal. I don't think it is an 87, it might not even be a Bianchi but it has some great parts. It has been repainted with new decals. It has all record parts ( crank, BB, headset) and a set of Chorus Monoplaner brakes. It has drilled brake levers. It has an Avoset seat and fluted post. It has dura ace wheels? I figured it was worth it just for the Campy parts if nothing else. We did not agree on the price but he said he would through in some other parts for it if I would buy it. He included a record front and rear derailleur and record shift levers. He also said that it originally had the tall flange hub wheels before he converted to a single speed. As I said the frame has been repainted (dull finish) and there is no chrome on the forks or chainstays. The dropouts are stamped GIPIEMME front and rear. The forks have the Bianchi name and crest cast into them. It has a TTT quill stem. There is a tab mount for the ft derailleur. There is also a point on the back side of the steering neck that I would think would be a pump mount. On the bottom of the BB the only numbers I see are 9A on the non drive side and 235 on the drive side. Also the holders for the brake cable on the top tube are on the top of it. It was to dark to get good pictures, I will try to get some tomorrow when I get home from work and post them.
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Based on the serial number, it should be a 1989 model. Gipiemme dropouts indicates an Italian manufactured frame. Lack of chrome suggest a Campione d'Italia but they used clamp-on front derailleurs. Front derailleur tab and OEM Chorus would indicate a Super Leggera but it would have chrome chainstay. No model with Record components in 1989 USA catalogue. Since it's been repainted, the chrome may be hidden or the derailleur tab added. Bottom line is we'll need to wait for pics.
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Those look like Athena bits. Definitely not monoplaner brakes.
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I am no expert when it comes to Campagnolo parts. My limited knowledge comes mostly from Ebay :-)
So what model would it be?
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I am no expert when it comes to Campagnolo parts. My limited knowledge comes mostly from Ebay :-)
So what model would it be?
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well at least the hipster who converted it to a fixie didn't file off derailleur tabs and cable guides, you can rebuild it to to its former multi speed glory.
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Hmmmm......Syncro II Indexed shift levers......get ready for some shifting tuning challenges.....
They can be made to work pretty good, but it just takes a fair amount of work to get them to do so...
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+1, those are period correct Athena components. It has the investment cast lug used on the 1989 SLX frames, so I'm assuming the chromed chainstay was covered during the re-paint. Despite the S/S conversion and repaint with incorrect decals, everything else is pointing to a 1989 Bianchi Giro, which used a Columbus SLX tubeset and Campagnolo Athena components. However, to be positive, you should remove the bottom bracket and check inside the ends of the tubes for the helical ridges that are indicative of Columbus SLX.
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