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Old 04-17-19, 11:39 AM
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The wife’s Advantage was one of three Bianchis I did simultaneously. All parts were painted at once with the same materials. Threw in some extra bits to have some mix and match options. Extra bars, stems, forks, etc. I Got lucky, while the paint shop was dragging its feet on the first one, I added more Edoardo to the spray load. Still have some Celeste pieces laying around from that endeavor.....
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Here's my '81 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo 12V:
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Here's my '81 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo 12V:
Cutie!!
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^^ Great looking Bianchi
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Old 04-21-19, 06:49 AM
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I got a new tool chest a few months ago and since the weather was at best mild yesterday I spent some time trying to organize the mess I have. Why the papers from my '99 Mega Pro Ti bike were in there but they were. Even with an employee discount the frame/fork was still $1134.00 and the Record kit with lots of personal touches was slightly more at $1345.56.

I never jelled with the bike. Despite trying a set of Mavic Krysum wheels I just never like the ride for some reason. I ended up selling it in '15, but with a different set of clincher wheels.

Aside from the wheels this is how she looked ever since I bought her. The original wheels were CampI hubs with blue Mavic tubular rims.


The Krysum wheels were cool but didn't really make the bike feel better


Almost as much as I paid for my '88 Super Leggera

It was fun paging through the Q.B.P. catalog picking out all these goodies.
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Old 09-17-19, 01:56 AM
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Bianchi Celeste Colombus Genius Dura Ace

Hi there, I’m looking to buy a Bianchi Celeste Colombus Genuis (94-96) with a DuraAce groupset. The guy ask for 900€, do you think the price is fair ?
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The Bianchi got dropped off at a local bike shop for shipping. It looks alot cleaner than the original offerup picture. Im excited.


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You got it cool !
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The Bianchi got dropped off at a local bike shop for shipping. It looks alot cleaner than the original offerup picture. Im excited.


That guy looks like he means business.
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Old 10-28-19, 08:12 AM
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My Impluso All Road 105
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Wow, for a 2nd I thought that was Mill Avenue in Tempe AZ
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new krylon at Walmart, are we getting closer?

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Looks good enough for water bottle cages and touring racks
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Here's my '81 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo 12V:
What size is this 50cm?
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Originally Posted by spedrunr View Post
What size is this 50cm?
49.5cm seat tube c-c (50.5cm c-t)
51.5cm top tube c-c
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Originally Posted by FrenchFit View Post
OK, I'll shuffle in with my Chinese Bianchi, resplendent in its Sora glory early this morning. $425 NOS, I think I stole it; very happy with its performance..one of the best purchases I've made to date.
I didn't know they made Bianchi's in China?
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My 2019 Infinito CV Disk


I traded my Impulso for this 2019 Infinito at a great price at the end of the season. I did manage to get a couple of hundred miles on it before the snow began to fly. Anxious for spring 2020!
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I traded my Impulso for this 2019 Infinito at a great price at the end of the season. I did manage to get a couple of hundred miles on it before the snow began to fly. Anxious for spring 2020!
With Celeste bridge accents, even! The view from Wabasha Ave. doesn't look like that today, though.
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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
They were second tier models???

Because Columbus didn't have any tubing stickers that said SL/SP???

Like this maybe ?

Attachment 420454


or this...

Attachment 420455

Columbus and Bianchi like most companies never mentioned what the forks and stays were on their bikes with only the 3 main tubes made of a premium tubing. TRETUBI for example.

Attachment 420457 Attachment 420458

During the 60s and very early 70s, quite a few French bikes came with Reynolds 531 main tubes and Durifort forks and stays -Zeus too. They had Durifort decals on the forks.

Attachment 420460

BG, I think that the real reason was that frame tubing stickers were more of a marketing tool than anything else. Back during the bike boom, a number of British makers made frames with the 3 main tubes straight gage Reynolds 531 while the rest of the tubes were who knows what.

Attachment 420461

Bike buyers in the US became aware that a bike made of Reynolds 531 tubing was special. Little did they know of all the different Reynolds decals and what they meant.

I guess that Formula Two will remain a mystery.... (but I like your idea that it was probably a blend of Aelle and what have you)

Same thing with Bianchi Special Columbus tubing:

Attachment 420463

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Thank you for the article, was extremely helpful to me with the columbus pictures, that define the alloy types, if you want i'll send you some money.
Write me an E-Mail with your bank account then, patrik.ruef@gmail.com
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I love the details on this bike.
Love love love that x4. That Centenario milled BB is such an awesome feature.
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HOw can I tell what model I have? I bought it in 1986 in italy... mine is red... had the option of the green, but went red.
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HOw can I tell what model I have? I bought it in 1986 in italy... mine is red... had the option of the green, but went red.
We need pics and much more info.
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