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Old 07-10-05, 01:15 AM
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Help Identifying Bianchi

Here is my new project.

A Bianchi Campione D'italia

Identifying marks - "T116" stamped near deraileur hanger - A barcode sticker 71054651T - BB is Campy 1.370 x 24 - headset is Miche

If anyone could date this frame for me (my guess is late 80s early 90s), and suggest what groupo etc I should be adding to it or point me in the right direction to get more info it would me appreciated
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Old 07-10-05, 08:09 AM
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Too bad its vertical dropouts...good single speed. This looks pretty recent. Looking just at the decals and the condition. I will say mid 90s.
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Old 07-10-05, 11:51 AM
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IThe previous post appears to be coorrect. A quick look through some old magazines shows these graphics and tubing on mid-1990s models.
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Made in Japan, I assume from the ISO BB.
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Thanks for the feedback

A couple of questions - Whats an ISO BB? Is a dropout a fork? What groupo/wheels should I be looking for?
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ISO BB = International Standards Organization Bottom Bracket. This concerns the threading in the bottom bracket. Italian bikes use a different threading. Dropouts are where the axles attach to the fork and the rear triangle. I'd go with Campagnolo if possible. A lot of these bikes were originally campy. Watch for clearances. Older frames may not accommodate today's large rear clusters. Based on the "crown-less fork, I would also guess a newer frameset. I have Mavic aero wheels (Ambrosio) and hubs.

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I was hoping to bring it to original spec - although because it isnt as old as I thing it is is this not worth the effort?
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I was hoping to bring it to original spec - although because it isnt as old as I thing it is is this not worth the effort?
Heck no, It's wortht the effort. Use mid nineties Ergo components. I have a real nice 1995 Waterford that is using Campy Chorus 8 speed.


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