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Old 05-02-10, 08:05 AM
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Tubing Question

Any idea what level of Columbus tubing this might be? Triple butted (tre tubi rinforc)? Any ideas? Thanks!

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Old 05-02-10, 09:32 AM
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It is a lower end tube set with butted SL main tubes and non butted stays. Lot's of very nice bikes were made with it and while some may scoff at TreTubi vs a full SL or SP or SLX frame I would take such a bike in a heart beat. I have three Italian bikes and one is SP/SL and one is SLX and one is TreTubi and the one I grab to ride is the TreTubi. It is sweet and has good geometry, it is pretty and rides no different from the others (the SLX is stiffer noted in climbs or hard sprints) and is a fine bicycle in every way.
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I'd add that since this tre tubi set is made "special" for Bianchi, there's a good chance that the down tube is heavier gauge, like perhaps an SP with the rest SL (as this was reportedly a typical Bianchi practice, or so I'm told)
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I'd add that since this tre tubi set is made "special" for Bianchi, there's a good chance that the down tube is heavier gauge, like perhaps an SP with the rest SL (as this was reportedly a typical Bianchi practice, or so I'm told)
yes Bianchi commonly used a heaver guage DT and chainstays to create their SuperSet wich leads to the fabulous Bianchi ride. this was further enchance in the early '90s with the SuperSet 2 design where the DT was visibly larger diameter. what is the frame? an '85 Limited?

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
yes Bianchi commonly used a heaver guage DT and chainstays to create their SuperSet wich leads to the fabulous Bianchi ride. this was further enchance in the early '90s with the SuperSet 2 design where the DT was visibly larger diameter. what is the frame? an '85 Limited?
It is supposedly a mid 80s' and the model decal says "Rekord 915 Victory". The frame is on eBay. Starting price seems a bit high to me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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OH uh yes that looks a bit high. it is a nice frame but not that nice. near as I can tell it is a '85 and the Vittoria (like the tires) and limited share the same color. that frame came on about 4 or 5 models that year.

that tubeset was only used one year the Formula 2 came out is '86


OH blast you!! you never said the frame was in Europe! that somewhat explains the silver tubing decal (US bikes had a celeste tubing decal) and the Rekord 915 Victory model. the European bikes are slightly different from ours.
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Old 05-09-10, 02:38 PM
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i saw this frame too. Just my size and just what ive been after for about 6 months but not at that price.
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Originally Posted by cpsqlrwn View Post
It is supposedly a mid 80s' and the model decal says "Rekord 915 Victory". The frame is on eBay. Starting price seems a bit high to me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
I'm skeptical about the stated sizes on it too. Looks a bit larger than advertised.
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ya it sure does. That head tube looks way to long to be a 53cm,
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