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Old 08-30-10, 09:40 PM
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https://picasaweb.google.ca/lugwork/Bianchi60cmCT#

I am stumped as to what to do with this frame.

I've had this bike since the late 80s when I bought it from some fellow in NYC.
it looked as bad as this when I bought it - but I didn't know any better.
it's been great to ride over the years, in NY, France and Toronto. But it's a little small for me (60cm c-t) and then bottom bracket was shot when I finally decided to look at it.
and so I said to heck with it, pass it on.

but I can't decide if it merits a paint job. Noah the painter can make it look pristine with all the original decals etc.
but can anyone more familiar with Bianchi models (calling Bianchigirl!) suggest if i could ever get my paint job investment back (I won't likely be riding it again, having accepted my 62cm fate) or should I just offer it up "as is".

I mean, it doesn't even have Columbus or Campagnolo dropouts (it has Gipiemme).

Peter
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Old 08-30-10, 09:40 PM
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Sorry, I seem to have double posted this.....

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Old 08-30-10, 10:14 PM
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oh that poor Bianchi. was the 600 group on it when you got it? was there ever a tubing decal on on it?

others I am sure will tell you unless you are going or a full restoration on something like a Herse or Hetchins you seldom your your investment back from a paintjob.

there is nothing wrong with the Gipimme (we called the gip me) dropouts. late in the '80s early '90s Bianchi used them on most of their bikes.

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I think that bike would sell pretty well in the state that's in... no point in tightening your market by upping the cost and removing the patina.
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Old 08-30-10, 10:23 PM
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OY! what happened to my post? stupid computer.

I agree the bike does not look too bad and you seldom if ever really get your investment out of a repaint. what if any components did this come with? was there ever a tubing decal on it?

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Old 08-30-10, 10:26 PM
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I DIDN"T DO IT. I swear. I got it like that.
yes, it has seen better days.

there was never a any tube makers decal on the frame except for that small Columbus one of the fork.
a year ago or so, on this same forum you all helped me narrow down it's vintage and probably frame type. though I would have to look up that thread.

it was actually all late 80s Dura Ace before I stripped it down.
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Old 08-30-10, 10:28 PM
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I think my double post threw things off.

but as I was saying:
I DIDN"T DO IT. I swear. I got it like that.
yes, it has seen better days.

there was never a any tube makers decal on the frame except for that small Columbus one of the fork.
a year ago or so, on this same forum you all helped me narrow down it's vintage and probably frame type. though I would have to look up that thread.

it was actually all late 80s Dura Ace before I stripped it down.
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Old 08-30-10, 10:44 PM
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I found my old 2009 question about this same bike:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t=#post9561518
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Hi pstock,

I'd probably leave it in that condition as bianchigirll suggests. If you do decide to sell it the new owner would then have the option of a resto or just leave it.

If i'm not mistaken, the fork decals suggest that the frame is SLX - pretty good stuff - and a very nice frame.

I'd be interested to know if the Bottom Bracket is English 68mm wide or Italian 70mm wide?
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It looks dirtier than abused. Get some Meguiars' Scratch X (or KIT Scratch Out) and polish out the entire frame. Should come out quite nicely and take those ugly lines out wherein there are scratches in the clearcoat.

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Originally Posted by Gary Fountain View Post
Hi pstock,

I'd probably leave it in that condition as bianchigirll suggests. If you do decide to sell it the new owner would then have the option of a resto or just leave it.

If i'm not mistaken, the fork decals suggest that the frame is SLX - pretty good stuff - and a very nice frame.

I'd be interested to know if the Bottom Bracket is English 68mm wide or Italian 70mm wide?
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It looks dirtier than abused. Get some Meguiars' Scratch X (or KIT Scratch Out) and polish out the entire frame. Should come out quite nicely and take those ugly lines out wherein there are scratches in the clearcoat.

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if you gentlemen keep talking like that you will ruin my sales pitch LOL I hope I do not get in trouble for posting this but here is the PM I sent Pstock. I do hope it is obvious that it is slightly tongue in cheek

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"Hello Pstock

I am sure we have all seen worse bikes being sold as 'Mint'. if you were to sell this rundown rustbucket of a bike what do you think you might want? I mean it has soooo many paint chips and scrapes it looks more like a spotted lepoard than a bike. and those acient dangerous single pivot brakes and sluggish and unsafe barend shifters. that thing is practically like the Pinto of bikes. "





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Hi Bianchigirll,

I've cut and pasted your sales pitch and will use it for future negotiations - thanks,

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Hi Bianchigirll,

I've cut and pasted your sales pitch and will use it for future negotiations - thanks,

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if you gentlemen keep talking like that you will ruin my sales pitch
The ruination of it all!

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