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Possible Bianchi Piaggio Astrale?

Old 07-21-11, 07:21 PM
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Possible Bianchi Piaggio Astrale?

I bought a large road bike in the town I am from over the internet for a little more than 100 dollars and I am trying to figure out if it is the real deal or not. I have looked on the internet for hours but cannot seem to find any reliable information and I really need everyone's help. Regardless of whether it is authentic or not does not matter to me because it works great and gets me around town just like I need to but I would just like to know some more history about it. Please see the attached pictures and let me know what you think. Also, please be patient with me since I am new to the cycling community and do not know the technical names for many of the parts and mechanisms on the bicycle. Thank you for all your help and I hope I can get this figured out.
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Old 07-21-11, 07:28 PM
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as far as I know Astrale was a side brand from Bianchi,
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Old 07-21-11, 07:42 PM
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Thanks for taking a look, its tough to find anything on it and the serial number is illegible so I think im gonna send these pics to Bianchi USA to see if I can authenticate it.
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Old 07-22-11, 07:56 PM
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I came across one but not as nice as yours. Seat tube had the Piaggio sticker, then Vespa Bianchi decal. Cheap components( silster crank, early Shimano DR's and Dia-compe brakes. Frame I think was Asian made.

Wheels a mix of Femco ? and the front an Alesa alloy QR. Could not say what was original here. Cost nothing so not out anything. Have not decided about the future plans on this.

Know that I remember, front fork is bent and it was given a tar bath at some time in its travels.

Hope you are enjoying yours. 3SS
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