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Old 11-26-22, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
T-Mar might be able to help you figure it out. Pages are missing from my catalog?
Yes there was only 3 pages of what seems to be the 1997 catalog. It was page 61 of the thread I think
Do you have the full version?
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Old 11-27-22, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
T-Mar might be able to help you figure it out. Pages are missing from my catalog?
Unless you have posted this catalog somewhere else, on page 61 there are only three pages posted. Do you have the complete catalog?

I weighted the frame today: 1964g in size 49cm, not bad!
Definitely not a Dedacciai Zero frame but could be a Zero Tre, so again, Denali or Peregrine I think. Also, the color is a dark purple, very close to a dark blue.
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Also, after a closer look at the frame
- Seatpost is 27,2mm
- No eyelets, nowhere (not on seatstays, not on dropouts)
- Forged dropouts, there in something written inside, on the wheel side but I can't decyfer it.

Appart serial numbers under the BB, nothing wriitend/engraved/stamped anywhere else.

It is made for a 1-1/8 steerer and there is not canti hanger --> V-Brake
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Old 11-29-22, 02:30 AM
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Old 11-29-22, 02:41 AM
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Here is a picture of my bike, as bought.







Something is stamped on the dropout but I can't read it.


Frame weight:


And I found a picture the same bike. The frame is identical but it is in celeste. --> Dropouts, cable stops, seatpost clamp, no eyelets, 1-1/8 steerer
Part of the equipment matches too (stem, crankset, grips, brake levers, brakes, fork etc.)



We can see a Dedacciai sticker at the top of the seat tube.

Could mine have inverted colours (i.e. purple with -removed - celeste stickers)?
For instance below a picture of a model (1996?) with "inverted" colours (enven if in that case it is blue and not "purple")



Do these pictures help? Any hint on the model?
Does the European and American product range differ a lot?

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Old 12-10-22, 07:18 AM
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Thanks to everyone who shared their wealth of knowledge in this thread. I've learnt a heck of a lot in its 73 pages so far, but unfortunately I'm still somewhat confused as to what model the Bianchi I acquired a few weeks ago is. As you can see from the photos below, the son of the previous owner to the previous owner apparently thought it would be a great idea to remove all decals, strip the celeste colour and do a very average job of painting the frame yellow and the forks, bars and stem black. Sacrilege, if you ask me!

Anyway, after working my way through this thread and others on the forum, various catalogues and images online, I'm pretty sure it's a 1981 build (or maybe a '71, pretty sure its not a '91 ) and its probably a mid to high end frame, but that's as far as i'm able to figure out.

Here's what I know so far:
Frame:
- Serial # stamped on one side of seat collar is 1.L , the other side 9649 (which leads me to believe its a 1981 build)
- Seat tube internal width is 27.2mm
- Seat stay caps have the B in a circle panto
- 99.9% sure no other panto's on frame or lugs (will have to strip paint to be 100% sure)
- Dropouts are campy, drive side has the 2 little holes, 1above hanger 1 above dropout
- Bottle cage mounts are on the downtube only, none on the seat tube
- no cable guides or stops on the top tube, no internal routing holes. This one has me stumped. The previous owner told me there were 2 small holes in the top of the top tube located in the centre of the tub and near the seat tube (which he has filled). I thought the cable guides may have been removed hence the 2 holes, but there is no indication of the 3rd guide ever being there or being removed. Given the quality of the respray etc, I doubt he would have made such a clean job of removing the 3rd guide, if it was ever there in the first place.
Forks:
- campy dropouts
- B Panto on top of fork crown (both sides)
- Looks like the crown may be chrome under that black paint.
Parts:
- Seat Post has the B panto with a faint trace of red in the letter
- Campy FD, campy shifters. all other parts definitely not original & a mix of suntour & early 90's shimano
- bars & stem will have to strip the black paint to identify

When comparing what I know about the frame to photos, the most of which are probably US market, I can't seem to find a close match to what I have. I'm in Australia and have no history of the frames origin, so this could just be a quirky regional build. Any help anyone can give as to its likely model will be a huge help in me bringing this old girl back to her former glory.









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Old 12-10-22, 07:38 AM
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oh & sorry about the large images.... I did resize them before posting, but obviously not enough
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Originally Posted by inaminit View Post
oh & sorry about the large images.... I did resize them before posting, but obviously not enough
Honestly some people should not be allowed to touch bicycles.

The date is likely pretty close, T-Mar might be able to shed more light on it, could also be a late 81 for the 82 model year.

The holes in the dropout are for Campagnolo’s Portacatena chain keeper system. It has a little device that goes on the dropout and fancy shifter.
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Thanks Bianchigirll, really appreciate the feedback.
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