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Bianchi, that will make you cry

Old 10-20-22, 08:19 PM
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Excellent save!
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Old 10-20-22, 08:20 PM
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What did yo do to the stays? File them pretty and janked-up some new paint?
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Old 10-20-22, 08:40 PM
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What did yo do to the stays? File them pretty and janked-up some new paint?
. no they were way beyond filing. I really did it half assed, a buddy cut out sections and replaced them.. I painted and distressed it. if I live long enough I'll prob have it redone, although it looks good enough for now
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Old 10-21-22, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by konakai View Post
. no they were way beyond filing. I really did it half assed, a buddy cut out sections and replaced them.. I painted and distressed it. if I live long enough I'll prob have it redone, although it looks good enough for now
Looks full-assed to me!
Well done.
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Old 10-21-22, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
1605XX is 1960/1961.

Yellow Jersey in Wisconsin could fix the stays. They are relatively local to you.

Neat bike though, would have cleaned up nice if it weren't for those stays.
hate to say it but do not recommend YJ anymore .. last couple bikes i took there for work were poorly done.
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Old 10-21-22, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by konakai View Post
picked this up yesterday off of local Facebook. the seller had 3 or 4 poor pictures in sections not showing the complete frame and Def not showing the rear stays. his ad said something like bianchi frame with some vintage bits. frame is straight with no damage that I can see. I was jazzed driving over to get it. I almost cried when I saw the stays. I still drug it home after renegotiate, the serial number starts with 160, 1960 maybe. does anyone know who could replace these stays....thanks for letting me vent
Since you're in Missouri talk to Dave at Ellis Cycles up in Wisconsin: https://www.elliscycles.com/ very nice builder.
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Old 10-21-22, 12:40 PM
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. no they were way beyond filing. I really did it half assed, a buddy cut out sections and replaced them.. I painted and distressed it. if I live long enough I'll prob have it redone, although it looks good enough for now
I like it. Turned out well.
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Old 10-21-22, 12:42 PM
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hate to say it but do not recommend YJ anymore .. last couple bikes i took there for work were poorly done.
That's sad to hear. Times change though. They did a good job straightening a front ender, but that was 5 years ago.
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Old 10-21-22, 12:46 PM
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That's sad to hear. Times change though. They did a good job straightening a front ender, but that was 5 years ago.
yeah it is .. not sure what the deal is perhaps now that Andy is considerably older he's turned more of the frame work over to his mechanic, or, maybe it's just catching up w/ andy. he's still got a great mechanic though.
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ah! this thread makes me happy. Nice job.
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Old 10-21-22, 01:08 PM
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ah! this thread makes me happy. Nice job.
Same! @konakai , thanks for saving this bike! Could have easily ended up in worse hands. I am impressed by the faux patina on the rear triangle. I have seen much worse attempts at aged finishes. It nicely blends with the rest of the bike which is exactly what you want in this scenario.
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Old 10-23-22, 02:25 PM
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