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Old 07-31-10, 05:26 PM
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Bianchi Alert! New Purchase Celeste Rules!

Just got this yesterday. A great guy sent this to me and knew i was "paranoid" about sending money to someone i didnt know, so he sent it to me without taking any money before hand (i sent the money today). Afraid i am one of those guys that are worried about all the scams one hears about these days.
Anyway, back to the bike, i believe its a circa 1985 model. just love chrome. columbus sl. mostly record parts. the big question is....is the c record front and rear derailleurs original or had they been added later? dont think c record was available in the mid/late 80s? Just took it out for a nice little spin and it rode like a dream. gearing a little high for some of the hills around here in Auburn Ca. (24/42 lowest) but still...fantastically fun to ride
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Old 07-31-10, 05:39 PM
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Good looking B! You may want to consider 13/28 or 13/32 if the RD will take it: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=1665
For a history you can start here:
https://www.campyonly.com/history/campy_timeline.html
or
https://www.velobase.com/
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Old 07-31-10, 05:39 PM
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very nice find. was it the one in Milwaukee? I don't believe the Corse rec. was original (but i could be wrong) I think the only ones that came with Corse Rec in that era were the Centenarios but i will check on it later.

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Old 07-31-10, 05:46 PM
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i received this from a gent in Mass. dont know if thats what your talking about. Intersting though that c record was available then. maybe it was original? im thinking super record came on it but then again, im not sure why one would upgrade the derailleurs and leave everthing else the same. perhaps this was available as a frame set only and one could build it up with whatever. i did have one of these exact models before that had cobalto brakes on it. i got rid of it though because after i bought it i noticed that the rear derailleur side drop out had been repaired and brazed at one time due to a large crack. this one, thankfully is very sound with no dents or repairs
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very nice find. was it the one in Milwaukee? I don't believe the Corse rec. was original (but i could be wrong) I think the only ones that came with Corse Rec in that era were the Centenarios but i will check on it later.

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Old 07-31-10, 06:06 PM
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C-Record was available, but then I'd expect to see a C-Record crank. In any case, the derailleurs may well be period correct, and the 1st gen. C-record derailleur is nice to have (and worth more) than the Super Record of the same era.
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VERY nice!
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