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Old 11-30-06, 02:23 AM
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Bianchi Mt. Bikes

Does anyone know the model names of the Bianchi Mt. Bikes from the 1980's/very early 1990's?
Just curious because I never see anything listed for early Bianchi Mt. Bikes, except for the Grizzley!
Thanks to all........................J
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Old 11-30-06, 07:50 AM
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This website has comprehensive data for bicycles manufactured from 1993 on. You'd have to start clicking on the links of models to figure out which are mountain bikes.

http://www.airfreetires.com/specs/St...?Brand=Bianchi
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Old 11-30-06, 10:11 AM
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I have a Bianchi Forte MTB that isn't listed in the above airfreetires site, so likely before 1993. No suspension. It is black with their green color on the decals.
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I have a 1992 catalog at home. I can post models tomorrow. Bianchi mountain models were named for endangered species, thus models included Super Grizzly, Grizzly, Timber Wolf, Ibex, Peregrine, Osprey...
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From the 1992 catalog:

"For the last few years, we at Bianchi, have named our mountain bikes after rare and endangered animals to remind everyone that care should be taken when riding through sensitive habitats and to promote minimum impact cycling."



The 1992 mountain bike lineup, from top to bottom, was:

Super Grizzly, Grizzly, Peregrine, Osprey, Ibex, Nyala, and Ocelot.
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lugged steel mtb

Can you tell me if any of those Bianchis have lugged frames. I'm on the lookout for a lugged steel mtb. I seem to remember Bianchi was making them farther into the nineties than most manufacturers.
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I have a Nyala which is a lugged frame. 1" rigid fork, mid range Suntour XCM components. Early 90s era.
Rides quite well, and is used mainly for city streets and restricted paths.



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Can you tell me if any of those Bianchis have lugged frames. I'm on the lookout for a lugged steel mtb. I seem to remember Bianchi was making them farther into the nineties than most manufacturers.
I picked up this 1991 Bianchi IBEX MTB over a year ago. It's still in the basement, waiting it's turn on the project list. You're correct, it's a fully lugged frame. I'm not sure where the IBEX was in the Bianchi line up, but I'd bet its a lower end model.
EDIT: Thanks Blue Order, now we know the IBEX was third from the bottom.
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I've got a '93 Bianchi Nyala, which I've converted over to my daily runner/everything bike/long-haul tourer. I guess I like it, seeing that it put down between three and six times the mileage of anything else on the rack last year. It's a lugged frame, all Shimano Exage, and one heck of a nice ride.



If you have a chance to pick up one of these models, jump on it - I've messed with a few Japanese-made Bianchi's in the past and have yet to find anything negative about any of them.
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wow...memories..I bought one of the Bianchi MTB's in the 80's. Steel, lugged, yellow of all colours, for the life of me I can't remember the name. I loved it.
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I've got a '93 Bianchi Nyala, which I've converted over to my daily runner/everything bike/long-haul tourer. I guess I like it, seeing that it put down between three and six times the mileage of anything else on the rack last year. It's a lugged frame, all Shimano Exage, and one heck of a nice ride..
Hey Sykerocker,
I like those fenders a lot! Where did you get those?
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One of the two LBS that I normally haunt - I'll drop by Monday and come up with the manufacturer. Not expensive, I seem to remember $20.00 for the pair, all hardware included, and much easier to install than ones I've been used to in the past. I've use them on a couple of other bikes, including that Raleigh Seneca the preceded the Bianchi.
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Anyone know anything about a Bianchi Sika?
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