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Old 08-17-12, 03:39 PM
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An SLX frame with Athena (assuming the group is OEM) would be an '89 [and I believe carried over to '90 with whatever was left]. I suspect the decals wer peeling and someone just ripped them off. They were nice machines and I would love to try one for a few months. I had the '88 in SL w/ Chorus and it was really nice.
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Old 08-18-12, 04:59 AM
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I somehow came upon this thread looking for a reference for another post. I started about page 5 and came up to date. Very beautiful and sexxy Bianchis posted here. I also think I need to post one of mine again if I may.

I got my '88 Grizzly in the fall of '09 and despite several tries I never seem to get a good full view pic of it. Also after using to run errands this past spring I have come ot the conclusion that it might be a bit too small. I will likely never use it for aggressive MTBing so a slightly larger frame may be needed.

Anyway here are a few pics Oh well my computer is acting up and I can't access my thumbdriver so you only get pics from the seller for now.




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Old 08-18-12, 11:33 AM
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Here are a few photos of bikes that I have had pass through my hands over the years, or still have today.
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Old 08-18-12, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
Here are a few photos of bikes that I have had pass through my hands over the years, or still have today.
And we have the winner.

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Old 08-18-12, 03:22 PM
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And we have the winner.

That was my thought as well.
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Old 08-18-12, 04:40 PM
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Holy beautiful mountain bike! A Bianchi Mountain Bike is in the lineup for my "I want" list. Beautiful bike.

Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I somehow came upon this thread looking for a reference for another post. I started about page 5 and came up to date. Very beautiful and sexxy Bianchis posted here. I also think I need to post one of mine again if I may.

I got my '88 Grizzly in the fall of '09 and despite several tries I never seem to get a good full view pic of it. Also after using to run errands this past spring I have come ot the conclusion that it might be a bit too small. I will likely never use it for aggressive MTBing so a slightly larger frame may be needed.

Anyway here are a few pics Oh well my computer is acting up and I can't access my thumbdriver so you only get pics from the seller for now.




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Old 08-18-12, 04:46 PM
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This a great thread with a bunch of nice bikes.

I'm also excited to be posting a completed vintage bike here shortly. But first, since I've so many Bianchi fans in one place...I'm a little new to vintage Bianchi's..can someone help me identify the year of the frame that I just bought?
The seller listed it as a "CICLI EDOARDO BIANCHI VELOCE FOR CAMPAGNOLO COLUMBUS STEEL FRAMESET" from the 80's with ITB number 2617. Does anyone know what ITB stands for?


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Old 08-18-12, 07:53 PM
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my bianchi cross bike in now a city bike:




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Old 08-19-12, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Drawthemoral View Post
This a great thread with a bunch of nice bikes.

I'm also excited to be posting a completed vintage bike here shortly. But first, since I've so many Bianchi fans in one place...I'm a little new to vintage Bianchi's..can someone help me identify the year of the frame that I just bought?
The seller listed it as a "CICLI EDOARDO BIANCHI VELOCE FOR CAMPAGNOLO COLUMBUS STEEL FRAMESET" from the 80's with ITB number 2617. Does anyone know what ITB stands for?

Thanks for the help.
Welcome to the forums! Nice looking Bianchi and with a chrome fork too. Since it is coming or came from the Netherlands it is different from the US market Bianchis. The model does appear to be a Veloce and IMHO judging from the decal style and tubing type is from '86/87. I have no idea what ITB stands for it may be a European market thing.

Check for markings on the BB spindle I suspect it may be a Victory or Triomphe model and could shed some light on what the OEM setup was.

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Old 08-19-12, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Drawthemoral View Post
Holy beautiful mountain bike! A Bianchi Mountain Bike is in the lineup for my "I want" list. Beautiful bike.
Thank You It was on my list for quite a long time. a NOS frame slipped through my hands in '90 but I just could not afford to build it at the time.
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Old 08-19-12, 08:55 AM
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@Thirdgenbird, Great looking bike! What kind of fenders are those?

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Thanks for the warm welcome and the insight on the frame. Were the Victory and Triomphe models pretty decent? This frame is replacing a beloved Volpe that met with an unceremonious end the other day...so it's going to be a commuter/touring frame with some old man mountain racks on it.
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Old 08-19-12, 10:21 AM
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My favorite Bianchi color scheme: Celeste with red decals. Nice!



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Bought Frame.
Built it up.
Happy.
Sold it.
Missed it - sad.
Bought it back.
Happy again.



1982 Campione del Mondo
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Old 08-19-12, 11:37 AM
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Just curious, what is the second tube right by the seat post tube?

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Bought Frame.
Built it up.
Happy.
Sold it.
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Bought it back.
Happy again.



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Old 08-19-12, 12:21 PM
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@Thirdgenbird, Great looking bike! What kind of fenders are those?
They are sks "alley cats"

The card they came on says limited edition but I don't think they are anything more than flat black longboards with some black hardware.
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Originally Posted by Drawthemoral View Post
Just curious, what is the second tube right by the seat post tube?
It's a Silca frame pump.
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1981 Superleggera

Here is my 1981 Bianchi Superleggera. Mavic MA40 wheels with Deda Clinchers
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Here is my 1981 Bianchi Superleggera. Mavic MA40 wheels with Deda Clinchers
Great bike and nice first post.
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I agree beautiful Bianchi! Welcome to the forums

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I somehow came upon this thread looking for a reference for another post. I started about page 5 and came up to date. Very beautiful and sexxy Bianchis posted here. I also think I need to post one of mine again if I may.

I got my '88 Grizzly in the fall of '09 and despite several tries I never seem to get a good full view pic of it. Also after using to run errands this past spring I have come ot the conclusion that it might be a bit too small. I will likely never use it for aggressive MTBing so a slightly larger frame may be needed.

Anyway here are a few pics Oh well my computer is acting up and I can't access my thumbdriver so you only get pics from the seller for now.




Hi Bianchigirll,

I've gone back to page 5 to re-visit your posts in this thread hoping to see your Bianchi family group shot but, alas, no family group shot. Don't they get along? Is there some sort of family jealousy or drama happening? Or is it just too hard to get them together in one place?

I've seen individual photos or a couple of family members together in the one photo but I can't recall ever seeing them all together. Is it possible to round them all up for an up-to-date group photo? Please. I hope I'm not asking too much.
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I'm with Gary. If it isn't too much work, I would like to see an all Celeste family photo and then another with the non Celeste bikes staggered between.
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How awesome that would be !!!
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Originally Posted by Gary Fountain View Post
Hi Bianchigirll,

I've gone back to page 5 to re-visit your posts in this thread hoping to see your Bianchi family group shot but, alas, no family group shot. Don't they get along? Is there some sort of family jealousy or drama happening? Or is it just too hard to get them together in one place?

I've seen individual photos or a couple of family members together in the one photo but I can't recall ever seeing them all together. Is it possible to round them all up for an up-to-date group photo? Please. I hope I'm not asking too much.
I don't have a wide enough angle lense. I will try and work on it though.
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While I'm 'at it' Bianchigirll I'd like to discuss your Bianchi Boarala. In my opinion, you've taken a real "ho hum" bike:





And turned it into a real stunner:

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I think the designers at Bianchi consistently get it right but, in this case, you really have made a stunning, yet simple improvement. All orange Boarala's should be re-called to make this simple aesthetic up-grade. Congratulations, what great vision.
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Originally Posted by Gary Fountain View Post
While I'm 'at it' Bianchigirll I'd like to discuss your Bianchi Boarala. In my opinion, you've taken a real "ho hum" bike:





And turned it into a real stunner:

I think the designers at Bianchi consistently get it right but, in this case, you really have made a stunning, yet simple improvement. All orange Boarala's should be re-called to make this simple aesthetic up-grade. Congratulations, what great vision.[/QUOTE]

Thank You. I am not sure what Bianchi was thinking in those days. they had some great colors and combos but those decals were awful!
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