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Bianchi Rekord 841

Old 11-08-18, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
I think the drop out spacing is 126. But I do not have the frame in hand. Only the OP has the frame. Measure, don't guess.
i measured, just can't remember off the top of my head. it was around 130mm.
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Old 11-08-18, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...Aksiums are go-fast wheels. If that's your main purpose then they are a good value. If you're looking for something that's durable and user friendly for service and truing, you might want to go a little more old school.
i have aksiums on my GT and i have had it since 2011 and never needed them trued. the LBS has done multiple services on it and they always say the wheels were perfect. that's the only reason i considered them for this bike also. i might go old school anyways, just bc this bike is old. like i said before, just weighing my options to see what other people would do. i'm not dead set on anything yet.
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Old 02-04-19, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
With a Rekord model name, it's almost certainly Italian manufacture and a non-USA market model. The serial number should indicate the country of origin and year.
Hi T-Mar,
would you please tell me how I can identify the year of a Bianchi Rekord 746 based on serial number? My serial number is 7D12028. It has a decal indicated it was sold by a store in France.
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Old 02-04-19, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Uyle View Post

Hi T-Mar,
would you please tell me how I can identify the year of a Bianchi Rekord 746 based on serial number? My serial number is 7D12028. It has a decal indicated it was sold by a store in France.
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Your frame was manufactured in Italy during early 1977.
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Old 02-04-19, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Your frame was manufactured in Italy during early 1977.
Thank You T-Mar. I spend hours and hours online looking for this info until i see your post. Thatís also my guess based on some leftover decals and compared it to other Rekord. Dating by sn is way better for sure. Look like the 746 is only made and sell in Europe. Many posts talking about 746 are in Italian.
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Old 02-05-19, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Uyle View Post

Thank You T-Mar. I spend hours and hours online looking for this info until i see your post. Thatís also my guess based on some leftover decals and compared it to other Rekord. Dating by sn is way better for sure. Look like the 746 is only made and sell in Europe. Many posts talking about 746 are in Italian.
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You are welcome. I'm glad that I could help you. However, I can assure you that the Rekord variants were marketed outside Europe. When I was working in an LBS during the early 1970s bicycle boom, the Rekord 71 & 74 variants were available in Canada and the USA. I believe that the last Rekord variant in the USA was the Rekord 748 of 1981. Canada continued to receive Rekord models into the late 1980s.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
You are welcome. I'm glad that I could help you. However, I can assure you that the Rekord variants were marketed outside Europe. When I was working in an LBS during the early 1970s bicycle boom, the Rekord 71 & 74 variants were available in Canada and the USA. I believe that the last Rekord variant in the USA was the Rekord 748 of 1981. Canada continued to receive Rekord models into the late 1980s.
i can find many info on the 748 but not 746. Iím not sure they are the same when I look up for tubing type. I almost certain they are both Calibrati 1-20. Nothing wrong with that. If some people can enjoy steel frame over cf then Iím certainly can enjoy the difference between gaspipe and Columbus tubing. I have too many lightweight bike already. . I guess they still use these heavy gaspipe in TDF in the 50ís and early 60ís.
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Originally Posted by Uyle View Post

i can find many info on the 748 but not 746. I’m not sure they are the same when I look up for tubing type. I almost certain they are both Calibrati 1-20. Nothing wrong with that. If some people can enjoy steel frame over cf then I’m certainly can enjoy the difference between gaspipe and Columbus tubing. I have too many lightweight bike already. . I guess they still use these heavy gaspipe in TDF in the 50’s and early 60’s.
I've seen Rekord 74, Rekord 745, Rekord 746 and Rekord 748. The Rekord 748 was an upgrade to the Rekord 746. There are three major distinctions between the two models:

1. Tubing; While both models use hi-tensile tubing, the 748 used Columbus Zeta, which was slightly thinner and lighter than the Binchi Calibrati 1-20 tubing used on the 746.

2. Brakes: The 748 used newer Universal 77, as opposed to the old Universal 51 typically spec'd on the 746.

3. Crankset: The Gipiemme crankset spec'd on the 748 had an integral spider, while the 746 had a spider that was swaged onto the crankarm.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
I've seen Rekord 74, Rekord 745, Rekord 746 and Rekord 748. The Rekord 748 was an upgrade to the Rekord 746. There are three major distinctions between the two models:

1. Tubing; While both models use hi-tensile tubing, the 748 used Columbus Zeta, which was slightly thinner and lighter than the Binchi Calibrati 1-20 tubing used on the 746.

2. Brakes: The 748 used newer Universal 77, as opposed to the old Universal 51 typically spec'd on the 746.

3. Crankset: The Gipiemme crankset spec'd on the 748 had an integral spider, while the 746 had a spider that was swaged onto the crankarm.
Thank you for all the valuable informations. I appreciated it greatly. I bought my Bianchi as a frame with Ofmega headset and Bianchi bb so I donít have any idea about the original parts. I just finished the set up with some old record parts I have. The bike is now 24 lbs. not too bad and not much different than my other bike with Columbus tubing. I just wonder what is the difference in weight between Columbus vs 1-20 for the 52cm frame.
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That frame seems to be in excellent condition for a 1970s model
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