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Old 11-05-12, 01:32 PM
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Old 11-28-12, 12:35 AM
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Celeste from Argentina

Hi! Im Nico from Argentina. This is my new (to me) Bianchi Campione... Im also kinda new to biking... sort of...
I dont know much about this particular model... could anyone shed some light on it? I would care to know how old it is and some other info that might help... I tried to find info on the web but is very confusing! Also the stickers (has a lot of them) add up to my confusion. I understand that this might need to go in a different thread so please tell me if thats the case!
175mm Crankset brakes and derailleurs are Campy Veloce and the rest is Mirage. Rims are Mavic 700 and the bars are itm. The stickers say Campione Chromolite Reparto Corse Handmade Italy bla bla bla and there is a small one on the top tube that says Campione del Mondo... are these oem??... it has quite a lot of stickers!! The serial number is 00503084...

Well this is it... thanks in advance!










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Old 11-28-12, 07:16 AM
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The decals are OEM. The frame is made from deda tubing. It isn't the lightest fame around but it is very nice. I've got a very similar cyclocross frame. The components are like the frame. They are not the lightest or most expensive, but work well and should prove durable. If that is your first road bike you made a great choice.
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Old 11-28-12, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
The decals are OEM. The frame is made from deda tubing. It isn't the lightest fame around but it is very nice. I've got a very similar cyclocross frame. The components are like the frame. They are not the lightest or most expensive, but work well and should prove durable. If that is your first road bike you made a great choice.

Yes it is...Thanks! Any idea of how old it is?? I rode it today.... loved it!!
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Old 11-28-12, 10:51 PM
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Yes it is...Thanks! Any idea of how old it is?? I rode it today.... loved it!!
I would guess somewhere around 1999 or 2000.
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Old 07-27-13, 12:59 AM
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Hello,

Can I join the club?

Here's mine:




Bianchi Classic PRO -st, that what is says on the tt.
Don't know what kind of tubing it has, the downtube has the MegaPRO sticker on it.

BianchiGirl dated it to 2000ish.

Been riding it yesterday, and I must say it feels more rigid than my other steel bike (reynolds 531 with classic tubings).
I guess the big downtube makes it stiff.

Oh and its a 1inch fork, it has an adapter on it.

About the frame set, is it low end/middle/high?

Thanks!
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Old 07-27-13, 02:54 PM
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Old 07-29-13, 11:44 PM
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Posted before but I've done a few upgrades to her

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Old 08-13-13, 08:10 AM
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My Nuova Alloro. Ser# 17649 6.E. I don't know what year, but it has a commemorative sticker on the DT that says "Bianchi campione del mondo 1986-1987 Colorado Springs". Original everything including Campy brake pads-hardly used! Can someone please explain the little leather 'tabs' with Campy logo on them that are hanging on the front and rear brake cables (inside the brake area)?
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Old 08-14-13, 05:13 PM
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Here is my 1978 Bianchi Superleggera
I just finished rebuilding it.
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Love your Superleggerra nice work

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Not so good pic, but here's mine.

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A couple of nice candidates for the Official Bianchi Celeste thread
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Old 08-15-13, 11:48 AM
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Old 08-19-13, 12:20 AM
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Including my resto of a 1988 Bianchi Premio that I completed early this year.





Update:

Decided to try a new look...


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Old 08-27-13, 11:30 AM
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Here's an older picture of my 1985 Veloce. I'm planning some updates now. New bar tape, chain, skin wall tires, and put the original Selle saddle back on there.

Anybody have any ideas on a seatpost that has more setback? Since the rails on the Selle Italia doesn't allow for much aft adjustment, I will need to compensate with a new seatpost with more setback. Of course it will need to look the part too. I don't want anything too modern looking. Any info is appreciated. And I love this thread!


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Old 09-02-13, 03:53 AM
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Hi, all. Here is my, finally finished all in Chorus and blue stuff. Rides great!!!!. The blue mavic Open pro's rims, ha, that was funny......small local bike shop had them, new.. and they gave me 20% off!!! Mavic don't make them now for about 8 years. Othervise, the frame is EL, Reparto Corse and the rest is clear.

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This awesome[h=1]Nitto lugged seatpost may work for you JAA, but it will cost you an arm and a leg.[/h]
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97-ish Bianchi Mega Ti



Not steel, not all that old and not even celeste-painted.
But IMO this is one of the best Bianchis - I used to love my L'una until it cracked at the headtube joint.
I had spent almost 2 years on the bay until a Mega ti was listed in my size. Bought it in a heartbeat.

Moved the group from my dark blue TSX-UL to the new frame. (About 2 years newer than the '95 steel frame)
Converted it to threadless as the original Bianchi-branded carbon fork is quite beat-up. I think it looks better with the oversized stem, too.

With the current setup, I can keep up with my ride-buddies' Madones and Tarmacs. It is smooth and sturdy enough to handle the crappy "bike trail" in Hong Kong; yet has enough stiffness at the rear to accelerate.
I am planning to buy a PMP ti seatpost to complete the look...

(And a pair of FFWD F6R someday)
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Old 09-09-13, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by LongSheeep View Post


Not steel, not all that old and not even celeste-painted.
But IMO this is one of the best Bianchis - I used to love my L'una until it cracked at the headtube joint.
I had spent almost 2 years on the bay until a Mega ti was listed in my size. Bought it in a heartbeat.

Moved the group from my dark blue TSX-UL to the new frame. (About 2 years newer than the '95 steel frame)
Converted it to threadless as the original Bianchi-branded carbon fork is quite beat-up. I think it looks better with the oversized stem, too.

With the current setup, I can keep up with my ride-buddies' Madones and Tarmacs. It is smooth and sturdy enough to handle the crappy "bike trail" in Hong Kong; yet has enough stiffness at the rear to accelerate.
I am planning to buy a PMP ti seatpost to complete the look...

(And a pair of FFWD F6R someday)
This.bike.rocks.

Fantastic setup. I like my supertype post, but I agree that this build is better suited for a pmp.
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Old 09-09-13, 05:41 PM
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Very nice looking. I agree these have a terrific ride quality, almost as good as MAX.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Very nice looking. I agree these have a terrific ride quality, almost as good as MAX.
Hey Bianchigirll, thanks for replying! I know you have the same frame in painted celeste, so I would like to ask:
1. The tubing decal states the bike is made out of 3-2.5 ti. However, the downtube has a far coarser brushed-finish. Is it possible that the downtube was folded out of a different titanium alloy sheet, perhaps 6-4 ti?

2. I used to commute on a TSX-UL, so I know the feel fairly well. I have also test-ridden a Columbus Spirit Dolomitti, which was considerably stiffer (for steel). I wonder how does the niobium MAX rode like? Also, I have ridden my friend's one-size-too-big Litespeed Ultimate, and it rode smoother than my Mega ti. Was the stiff ride caused by the extremely short headtube (it is even shorter than some 47cm frames'!), and the fact that the downtube is welded together with both the toptube and downtube?
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Originally Posted by LongSheeep View Post
Hey Bianchigirll, thanks for replying! I know you have the same frame in painted celeste, so I would like to ask:
1. The tubing decal states the bike is made out of 3-2.5 ti. However, the downtube has a far coarser brushed-finish. Is it possible that the downtube was folded out of a different titanium alloy sheet, perhaps 6-4 ti?

Well I am not a 'Smitty' by trade nor trained in the arts of metallurgy so I dn't really know. I don't recall seeing any text on this isse but I suppose it is possible. The way the material is work may have something to do with it. I'll skim through the old catalogues and see if I see any info on that.

2. I used to commute on a TSX-UL, so I know the feel fairly well. I have also test-ridden a Columbus Spirit Dolomitti, which was considerably stiffer (for steel). I wonder how does the niobium MAX rode like? Also, I have ridden my friend's one-size-too-big Litespeed Ultimate, and it rode smoother than my Mega ti. Was the stiff ride caused by the extremely short headtube (it is even shorter than some 47cm frames'!), and the fact that the downtube is welded together with both the toptube and downtube?
Which stiffnes? Up and down stiffness or vertical compliance is likely magnified on that frame simply because of its size. On a larger frame there is more room for everything to flex more so you get a little softer ride.

The MAX on the other hand is a completely different ride. Again because I have a taller frame I just get more flex throughout but the tubing was engineered to be more vertically compliant but laterally stiff (like a casserole with a crankset mounted on it ) I do think if I had to choose one or the other I would likely keep the MAX.

I would love a Bianchi SL or even better a SLX frame some the same time period for comparison between the MAX and regular round tubes.
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2002 Bianchi XL EV Mega Pro Ti with modern components.

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