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Restoring an '84 Bianchi CD'I to ride in Eroica CA

Old 02-03-19, 06:55 PM
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@pastorbobnlnh Just saw your message about the the English/ISO threading. Thanks for clearing up this mystery! Nice work on that freewheel, BTW. Perhaps it's because I'm a restoration newbie, but those before and after pics look kinda similar to me.
Fixed it! For some reason my cut and paste function is being uncooperative tonight!
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Okay, thanks the warning about rebuilding the Oro freewheel. Don't know if I can spring for a new wheelset at this point, but I'll definitely look into getting a compatible freewheel with lower gearing. Based on the markings on the freewheel, is it possible to determine exactly if it's English or Italian threaded?
Oops. I missed your earlier note to pastorbob. I'm in idiot mode today...

If the hub is marked English, the freewheel is English threaded too. (look for the marks anyway, when you get it off)

Lucky for you. This makes it easier. You don't need to spring for expensive old freewheels. Sachs, Suntour Winner, whatever you can find.

ISO is slightly different than English, but it's close enough.
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Thanks for the links. Yeah, looks like 126 (spacing between the dropouts I assume? Sorry I'm new to this.) So you're saying I can replace my current 6 speed freewheel with a 7 speed?
Right, you measure the spacing between the drop outs. If it's 126, you can fit a 6/7 speed freewheel. If you're running 6 now, you can replace with a 7 speed freewheel. It will work fine. You may get a bit of chain rub when going from 6 to 7 but that can be fixed. Or you can stick with 6 if you prefer. The shimano freewheels are cheap and they work fine.
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Fixed it! For some reason my cut and paste function is being uncooperative tonight!
Oh, nice! What did you use to clean/polish the gold cogs?
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Originally Posted by Salamandrine View Post
Oops. I missed your earlier note to pastorbob. I'm in idiot mode today...

If the hub is marked English, the freewheel is English threaded too. (look for the marks anyway, when you get it off)

Lucky for you. This makes it easier. You don't need to spring for expensive old freewheels. Sachs, Suntour Winner, whatever you can find.

ISO is slightly different than English, but it's close enough.
No worries. All that info is super helpful. I'll be sure to double check the back of the freewheel for the markings you described when I finally pop it off the hub.
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Oh, nice! What did you use to clean/polish the gold cogs?
After removal from the freewheel body (a sometimes tricky and at times partially impossible job), they are cleaned in hot soapy water with Dawn and scrubbed with a green Scotch Brite pad.

Next they go into my ultrasonic cleaner with Branson M-3 and a hot water solution for about 15 minutes, followed by a clean water rinse. They dry in an oven at about 200F for 10-15 minutes.

After cooling they go into a vibratory tumbler with ground up corn husks with a few squirts of metal polish added. Usually they tumble for about 24 hours. After they come out of the tumbler I use a brass brush to clean the threads on each sprocket and a clean cloth to wipe off excess corn husk dust.

Results vary on individual sprockets and the patina/wear on each is still present.
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You should definitely bring this to the Pasadena Velo ride on the first Sunday of each month...PM me for details.
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You should definitely bring this to the Pasadena Velo ride on the first Sunday of each month...PM me for details.
I've heard about this ride. Hopefully the "new" bike will be ready for the next one.
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A derailleur that is a considerably newer but Campy and doesn't look too bad that 1) shifts wonderfuully and 2) can handle the 28-40-50 mentioned above and any FW you want to put on is the Campy Mirage. I've got one on my best bike running 53-42-28 up front and up to 28 in back. Sweet, sweet shifting. I was diehard SunTour for centuries but this derailleur has won me over. (I know very little about it. I picked it up used a few years ago just because the price wasn't bad. My last SunTour was getting long of tooth so I put the MIrage on while I looked for a "younger" SunTour. I stopped looking.


I say any FW. I have never owned larger than 28 so I don't really know that but take-up-wise, it handles my triple and a 12-28 in its sleep Every combo with ease. I run it with 9-speed Campy and Superbe top-moiunted DT friction.


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UPDATE:

I've been taking my time disassembling the bike and each component for a thorough cleaning. (See before/after pics and a few of the exploded components below.) Besides degreasing, de-rusting and polishing all the shiny bits, I chased and faced the headset and bottom bracket at my local bike co-op, and installed new bearings. New bearings for the pedals and hubs as well, trued the wheels, and swapped in a set of 25mm Pasela Protites (the widest tires I could squeeze into the frame). I installed new jockey/pulley wheels (cheap Shimano replacements), and new Kool Stop brake pads. I also picked up new brake/shift cables and housing, cello bar tape, NOS Modolo hoods, and some leather toe straps. I gave the Turbo saddle a Proofhide treatment, and cleaned up and waxed the frame and fork. I de-mucked the original Regina ORO freewheel, but as per a number of your suggestions, I also picked up a cheap, nearly mint Shimano MF-Z012 13-28 freewheel and Sram PC 850 chain to help me conquer those Eroica climbs. And after buckets of elbow grease, I managed to get a near chrome-like finish on those alloy Ofmega cranks.

Now with any luck, I'll be able to put the whole thing back together correctly. I'm a bit nervous about setting up the derailleurs/shift cables, and getting the chain length right. Any tips?









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WOW!

Very nice, great job!
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Very nice , thanks for the pictures .
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Sooooo Cooool. I can't wait to see it in person.
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Sooooo Cooool. I can't wait to see it in person.
Super cool! Great pics.
I'm finishing up a similar aged white w/blue Bianchi Rallye. It's a great color scheme!

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I would replace the cables and cable housing in case you havent planned on that already.. The rear brake cable in particular. Sure is a beauty, thoigh.
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Originally Posted by Rippstar View Post
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Now with any luck, I'll be able to put the whole thing back together correctly. I'm a bit nervous about setting up the derailleurs/shift cables, and getting the chain length right. Any tips?


Terrific job and neat presentation.
Before the chain installation, suggest to mock shift the derailleurs and set the limit screws. Prior though make sure the dropout is aligned and the front changer has appropriate clearance from the chain rings. I typically sight the derailleurs and align pulley to the cogs hi and low, front derailleur cage for the chainrings. This done before installing cables.

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Likely your chain has 116 links. Start there and note any excess and pulley drag / hitting the chain when on the low ring and high gear (smallest cog) in the rear.

If satisfied, rotate the crank and incremental shift up on the large chainring, then work up the range for the rear. Normally one doesn't ride as cross chain but for setting up, its good to do as an insurance measure verifying it won't cause a disaster on the road.

There's more than this and fine tuning involved, adjust the pivot screw, but this should get you close to final. It may be tricky with your 28t cog, a Campy N Record derailleur and the particular dropout. The upper pulley could have a tendency to run close to the large cog and have chain bind. Difficult to know without actually seeing but if the case, might help to move the axle full forward in the dropout.

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Terrific job and neat presentation.
Before the chain installation, suggest to mock shift the derailleurs and set the limit screws. Prior though make sure the dropout is aligned and the front changer has appropriate clearance from the chain rings. I typically sight the derailleurs and align pulley to the cogs hi and low, front derailleur cage for the chainrings. This done before installing cables.

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Likely your chain has 116 links. Start there and note any excess and pulley drag / hitting the chain when on the low ring and high gear (smallest cog) in the rear.

If satisfied, rotate the crank and incremental shift up on the large chainring, then work up the range for the rear. Normally one doesn't ride as cross chain but for setting up, its good to do as an insurance measure verifying it won't cause a disaster on the road.

There's more than this and fine tuning involved, adjust the pivot screw, but this should get you close to final. It may be tricky with your 28t cog, a Campy N Record derailleur and the particular dropout. The upper pulley could have a tendency to run close to the large cog and have chain bind. Difficult to know without actually seeing but if the case, might help to move the axle full forward in the dropout.

My Rallye has canti brakes so perfect for utility/commuter w/big tires. Very similar to yours with Specialissima sticker, chromed bits, etc.
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Terrific job and neat presentation.
Before the chain installation, suggest to mock shift the derailleurs and set the limit screws. Prior though make sure the dropout is aligned and the front changer has appropriate clearance from the chain rings. I typically sight the derailleurs and align pulley to the cogs hi and low, front derailleur cage for the chainrings. This done before installing cables.

Basics
Likely your chain has 116 links. Start there and note any excess and pulley drag / hitting the chain when on the low ring and high gear (smallest cog) in the rear.

If satisfied, rotate the crank and incremental shift up on the large chainring, then work up the range for the rear. Normally one doesn't ride as cross chain but for setting up, its good to do as an insurance measure verifying it won't cause a disaster on the road.

There's more than this and fine tuning involved, adjust the pivot screw, but this should get you close to final. It may be tricky with your 28t cog, a Campy N Record derailleur and the particular dropout. The upper pulley could have a tendency to run close to the large cog and have chain bind. Difficult to know without actually seeing but if the case, might help to move the axle full forward in the dropout.
Thanks for all the tips. I pre-aligned the derailleurs and installed the shift cables. Have yet to set up the chain as I decided to first consult the internet to help me determine the proper length. I'll try out the method you described above and see if I can get all the pieces to play nice. Fingers crossed...
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My Rallye has canti brakes so perfect for utility/commuter w/big tires. Very similar to yours with Specialissima sticker, chromed bits, etc.
Cool bike! Yeah, the frame is almost exactly like mine. Only difference I can see is yours has chrome chain stay and seat stay crowns. And it appears you've got a bit more tire clearance than I do. Definitely like how the frame color looks with the tan-wall tires.
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I thought this hill looked familiar. The YEW sticker is gone, but this is the descent in to Camarillo from Thousand Oaks (aka The Conejo Grade). Road over there today to verify. I'm guessing you did the Mike Nosco ride?

The white Bianchi looks great. I had that same frame, just one model up - mine came with a full Campy group. Mine was originally a kind of pink-ish color. I thought it looked like nail polish, so I had Joe Bell respray it in Celeste. He did a beautiful job. He could tell I liked the old stuff, so he dug out a set of Bianchi logos from the 60's that he thought I would appreciate. I did, they looked awesome. I had that bike in San Francisco and would ride it over the Golden Gate to shop that sold Bianchis. The mechanics would always come from the back to check it out.

I'll be riding my red Serotta at Eroica this year, I'll keep an eye out for your Bianchi and say Hi.
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I thought this hill looked familiar. The YEW sticker is gone, but this is the descent in to Camarillo from Thousand Oaks (aka The Conejo Grade). Road over there today to verify. I'm guessing you did the Mike Nosco ride?

The white Bianchi looks great. I had that same frame, just one model up - mine came with a full Campy group. Mine was originally a kind of pink-ish color. I thought it looked like nail polish, so I had Joe Bell respray it in Celeste. He did a beautiful job. He could tell I liked the old stuff, so he dug out a set of Bianchi logos from the 60's that he thought I would appreciate. I did, they looked awesome. I had that bike in San Francisco and would ride it over the Golden Gate to shop that sold Bianchis. The mechanics would always come from the back to check it out.

I'll be riding my red Serotta at Eroica this year, I'll keep an eye out for your Bianchi and say Hi.
Yeah, that's the climb alright. I was doing a fundraiser ride for Jewish Summer Camps (aptly named: Tour de Summer Camps). This was before the fires actually destroyed a few of them.

I'm nearly done with my Bianchi. Just finished setting up the chain/derailleurs. It's a little sketchy when cross-chaining, but it's as good as I can get it. Still need to test ride and wrap the bars. I'll be sure to post pics when it's completed.

Your old Bianchi sounds great. Do you still have/ride it? Hope to see you at Eroica and check out your Serotta.
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No, the Bianchi has been gone for a long time...maybe 20 years. I'll see if I can dig out a picture later, I know I have at least one somewhere.
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Any update on your Bianchi restoration and training? Have you already registered and know which route you're interested in riding? If you're interested, this seller has nice Bullseye pulley lookalikes that work very well:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odk...ulley&_sacat=0

Any and all posters in this thread who are going to Eroica, please see my thread and chime in there - I'll be taking notes and collating attendees into a spreadsheet - want to get a good head count of BF members who will be at Eroica.
Unofficial Eroica California 2019 BF C&V Thread - Reg, info, roll call and more!

Salamandrine, are you able to come this year?
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WOW!

Very nice, great job!
I second what @merziac said -lovely
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Any update on your Bianchi restoration and training? Have you already registered and know which route you're interested in riding? If you're interested, this seller has nice Bullseye pulley lookalikes that work very well:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odk...ulley&_sacat=0

Any and all posters in this thread who are going to Eroica, please see my thread and chime in there - I'll be taking notes and collating attendees into a spreadsheet - want to get a good head count of BF members who will be at Eroica.
Unofficial Eroica California 2019 BF C&V Thread - Reg, info, roll call and more!

Salamandrine, are you able to come this year?
UPDATE: Just finished wrapping the bars this evening, so I'm finally done with the re-build! It's raining in LA tomorrow, so I plan to take it out on a proper inaugural ride on Sunday during CicLAvia (a local open-streets event). I'll be sure to post pics of the final product when I get a chance. After much tinkering, I was able to get the proper chain length and position in the dropouts in order for the 13-28 freewheel to function properly with the short-cage RD. Big-big and small-small gear combos are a little sketchy, but they seem to work OK. The cheap Shimano replacement pulleys appear to be doing the job, so don't think I'll need to replace those anytime soon.

Eroica training has suffered a bit lately since I've been under the weather, but I'm currently registered for the 82 mile ride.
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