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Old 06-17-11, 01:20 AM
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Help identify Bianchi

HI, I just purchased a bianchi reparto corse off ebay and am trying to get some info on it to help me decide which way to complete it. I'm trying to get more pics...

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I'm assuming quill stem is needed? seatpost size, any suggestions/tips are appreciated, THANKS

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Old 06-17-11, 01:37 AM
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Nice looking ride...yes, you will need a quill stem. I'm only guessing at seatpost size, but I'd be surprised if it were anything besides a 27.2.
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Old 06-17-11, 01:48 AM
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Looks very much like it was built with columbus MAX - very nice indeed. I would guess the vintage to be early 90's. Bianchigirll will be all over this frame - with much first hand information.

I think it deserves top of the line Campagnolo Record with a Quill stem and 27.2 seatpost as redtires has suggested. It'll be interesting to see what components it comes with.

Love it - wish it was mine.
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How Old Is My Bike? should help with identifying the age of the bicycle.

Nice bicycle and I am a bit of a Bianchi fan.
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HI thanks all,
it's equipped with shimano 105, since i'm on a budget, i won't be upgrading to campy i'll be hunting for some used shifters. it looks like there aren't many quill stems on ebay and the clamp is a rarer 25.4, don't see many drop bars on ebay fitting a 25.4 clam and big 46 chest guy like myself. ugh. let's see how it goes....
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Shimano 105 would be fine to get it going and clocking up the miles. Thats more important than having it sit around doing nothing.

The frame is quite desirable though. In fact, I've been on the lookout for a Bianchi MAX frame for at least the past 15 years, but here in Australia they must be as rare as hens teeth. I remember when Columbus MAX frames came onto the market; they were about twice the price of a Columbus SLX frame. Until then, Columbus SLX frames were top of the line racing frames.

Your bike is a true collectors item.
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