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Old 05-23-19, 08:20 PM
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New to me Bianchi Evo 4

Looking for any info on this bike.

Aluminum main triangle with carbon fork and rear seat stay
shimano ultegra triple crank and FD and RD.
shimano 105 slr brakes
mavic cosmic expert aero wheels

saddle and handle bars are most likely upgrades/replaced.








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Old 05-24-19, 02:13 AM
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I think this dates to the late 2000s but I find the ‘73-‘74 world championship decal puzzling. Did you look on Bikpedia? I’ll try and look through the catalogs after work if no one else chimes in
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Old 05-24-19, 02:53 AM
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I have not. I searched for “bianchi evo4” but there is nothing on it on the net. I loved the simple color scheme and the carbon seat stay.
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I have not. I searched for “bianchi evo4” but there is nothing on it on the net. I loved the simple color scheme and the carbon seat stay.
Take out the "O" when you do a search and you get a lot more results, but none of them seem to look like yours.

That's a gorgeous bike, though, and if you decide you don't want it...
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Old 05-25-19, 06:57 AM
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I think this dates to the late 2000s but I find the ‘73-‘74 world championship decal puzzling. Did you look on Bikpedia? I’ll try and look through the catalogs after work if no one else chimes in
Any luck looking through the catalogs?
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Any luck looking through the catalogs?
I unfortunately don't have a lot of 2000s catalogs, but from what I see, on bike pedia, the EVO4 is definitely wrong as stated and shound be EV3. Most of these seem to be associated with something else in the name.

I think at best this is a repaint or worse a fax. I am not expert and on this era and going mostly off pics in Bikepedia but.... that '74 world championship decal is really out of place as there have been several world championships since then and most bikes just had a generic World Champion decal by them. Also the shape of the headtube looks different from what I see on bike pedia, most of the bikes there seem to also sport DT bosses and cable stops rather than brazed on stops.

The 2002 EV4 was all AL, according to the catalog, with more traditional seat stay / seat lug arrangement, and fork.

https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/...spx?item=37570

I'd try BikePedia but leave the O off there is No room for Extra Virgin Oil in vintage bikes.
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I got a little bit more info today from the shop that I got it from. They said the owner had purchased it from a lady who had originally bought it in Italy. So this bike must be something that never made it to the states. Does this help at all in searching for info? It does not look like a repaint and the only markings I see on the BB is FD.
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I looked here and it looks to maybe be a 2005-06 model.

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But again no exact picture or info on the evo 4.
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Bumping this to see if there is any other info with the bike potentially being a bike from the European market vs a US offering.

any way to find out?
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So I'm taking this as a sort of challenge. The closest I could find is a Bianchi Giro. Looks similar, and a few complaints about paint quality, so maybe Bianchigirll was right and it was repainted.
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That isn't a vintage bike. You might have more luck in the road cycling forum. https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/
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So I'm taking this as a sort of challenge. The closest I could find is a Bianchi Giro. Looks similar, and a few complaints about paint quality, so maybe Bianchigirll was right and it was repainted.
The paint on this is flawless and the emblems/stickers look to be under the clear coat as I can’t peel the stickers at all. I don’t think this is a repaint.
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The paint on this is flawless and the emblems/stickers look to be under the clear coat as I can’t peel the stickers at all. I don’t think this is a repaint.
Yes, looking at your pictures, that wasn't my first impression either. If it's a repaint, it's a really good one.

The thing is, I haven't been able to find mention of that bike anywhere, nonetheless a black and white Bianchi with similar characteristics (there is also a model called "FC" that looks similar, but not quite the same). And I'm also searching in Italian, including Italian used ads (not because I'm so altruistic, but because it's more fun than working), but still haven't found anything close.

Did you try to find the serial number? Sending that over to Bianchi is probably your best bet at this point.
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Yes, looking at your pictures, that wasn't my first impression either. If it's a repaint, it's a really good one.

The thing is, I haven't been able to find mention of that bike anywhere, nonetheless a black and white Bianchi with similar characteristics (there is also a model called "FC" that looks similar, but not quite the same). And I'm also searching in Italian, including Italian used ads (not because I'm so altruistic, but because it's more fun than working), but still haven't found anything close.

Did you try to find the serial number? Sending that over to Bianchi is probably your best bet at this point.
Only thing on the bottom bracket is FD

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That's interesting. I have no idea what that might mean, and there are probably people more knowledgable that could know.

My wild speculation? It was some sort of one off or prototype for bike shows, with the "F" being for "fiera." One might expect a "P" in this case, for prova or prototipo, but who knows.

Perhaps it was a race bike built for a rider with the initials FD?

Maybe try reaching out to Bianchi to see if that is an internal code that they regularly use/used?
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