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Old 04-22-19, 11:18 PM
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Bianchi Vittoria

Some of you may have seen my other thread trying to identify a vintage Bianchi. The consensus was a 1986 Vittoria. That was spot on. The seller said he wasnít sure of the model, but when I went to look at it, it had a Vittoria decal on one side. It looks to be pretty much all original. Campy Victory groupset. The brake pads and rims donít show any wear. It needs a good tear down and cleaning which I will start shortly. All of the bearings feel nice and smooth. The rear wheel spins forever. Iím happy with the purchase. It will be a fun and somewhat easy restoration process. Any recommendations on period specific pedals? Also want to toss a fresh chain on. Any recommendations on brand? Thereís a bike shop decal on the non-drive side chainstay. Looks like it was a locally purchased bike 33 years ago. Hereís a few pics.









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Old 04-22-19, 11:23 PM
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I'd go with the sram 830 chain on sale now at jensonusa for $9 or the 850 for $12.
I had previously asked for chain recommendation here last year and these have worked flawlessly with my 6 speed setups.

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Old 04-23-19, 06:52 AM
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I'd go with the sram 830 chain on sale now at jensonusa for $9 or the 850 for $12.
I had previously asked for chain recommendation here last year and these have worked flawlessly with my 6 speed setups.

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Thanks for the tip on the chain. Iím in Carlsbad.
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Old 04-23-19, 06:56 AM
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Nice catch, enjoy it.
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I don't know if these are period correct . I call them a Campy repop https://www.ebay.com/itm/MKS-PD0015-...53.m1438.l2649
Also I bought a pair of these https://www.ebay.com/itm/ALE-97-Toe-...rdt=true&rt=nc

For period correctness check here http://velobase.com/default.aspx

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For a chain you could get this Sedisport Black Chain bulk package new but no box
Also Boulder has a lot of vintage Campy and Italian stuff .http://boulderbicycle.bike/
Here is a good deal on some rims https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-CER...72.m2749.l2649
Here is a good deal on some tires https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-GIRO-DITALIA-AX-TUBULAR-TIRES-700c-SEW-UP-TUBULARS-PAIR-MADE-ITALY-NOS/302318292365?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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Tore the bike down. Everything is in great condition. Picked up some new brake pads, cables, bar tape, SRAM chain, Sachs 6 speed 13-30 cassette and a 35 and 48 chain ring for the rebuild. I am hoping the rear derailleur has enough wrap to handle the gearing. Cleaned and polished up the frame and fork as well as the crankset and started putting her back together. Will keep going polishing up the other components and slowly getting her back on the road.
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What brake pads? That frame is in great shape, are you going to wax it? I usually use a good auto wax on bare frames

as for pedals CampI Victory would be the correct and period correct pedal. The Mavic pedals are a good period upgrade. If you intend to ride this just add pedals you like and are comfortable using
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What brake pads? That frame is in great shape, are you going to wax it? I usually use a good auto wax on bare frames

as for pedals CampI Victory would be the correct and period correct pedal. The Mavic pedals are a good period upgrade. If you intend to ride this just add pedals you like and are comfortable using
I picked up some of these on E-Bay. They seem to still be soft. Do you have a recommendation if these don’t work?

As for pedals, I was going to pick up vintage pedals with toe clips, but I am remembering how much fun those weren’t back when I used them in the 80’s. Going to toss a spare set of Speedplays on there. I do plan on riding Eroica California next spring so I will have to eventually grab a set of pedals with toe clips. Oh, and I did put a coat of Turtle Wax on the frame.

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Nice!

I see you've found the Miche Young chainrings. I just bought a couple of 35T inners, but I couldn't get myself to replace the pretty original Triomphe outer ring. One issue I did have was that the chainring bolts were too long for the thinner Miche ring. I'm still on the fence wrt the solution: replace or file.
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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
I don't know if these are period correct . I call them a Campy repop https://www.ebay.com/itm/MKS-PD0015-...53.m1438.l2649
Also I bought a pair of these https://www.ebay.com/itm/ALE-97-Toe-...rdt=true&rt=nc

For period correctness check here VeloBase.com
+1

These are my go to pedals for everyday use, plenty of Campy's in stock, but these get the call, most new to me bikes get these and a Brooks for the test ride, they stay on it for the commuter of the month and remain for the duration usually.

Fantastic value, been made for decades, look great and run forever.

That is a killer price, especially in black.
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I left the grey ones in when I built my Triomphe bike a few years ago, maybe I was too lazy to change them, but if you don;'t like how they stop you get the Kool Stop Salmon colored blocks.

Miche rings? Maybe I should look at these for later on.

BTW only a few of the top models came with those Formula Uno frames. I don't know what the difference is between 1 and 2 is but the 2 I had years ago was a great rider so I can only imagine this is just as good but even better.
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