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Old 10-12-20, 01:31 PM
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Celeste Krono and clown tattoo riding a celeste bicycle.

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Originally Posted by malcala622 View Post
Celeste Krono and clown tattoo riding a celeste bicycle.

Time for an update on that tattoo . .. not the sugar lord

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Time for an update on that tattoo . .. not the sugar lord

I've had it for over 3 years now. Its held color quite well.


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Old 10-15-20, 06:31 AM
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Just thought I'd share my current celeste here. A lowly '89 Campione d' Italia but made in Italy, celeste and in the seemingly hard to find 55cm checks all my boxes. Here's from when I got it back in Feb 2018 to today. I believe it was a low mile unit - look at all that anodized material left on those rims!

I got it from one of those house clean-out/scrapper guys and it was very dirty. I'm sure he just got it from one of his jobs and didn't have a lot or anything into it. I think I paid $275 for it, the vast majority of that I won from a work Super Bowl pool the week before!


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Originally Posted by sworley View Post
Just thought I'd share my current celeste here. A lowly '89 Campione d' Italia but made in Italy, celeste and in the seemingly hard to find 55cm checks all my boxes. Here's from when I got it back in Feb 2018 to today. I believe it was a low mile unit - look at all that anodized material left on those rims!

I got it from one of those house clean-out/scrapper guys and it was very dirty. I'm sure he just got it from one of his jobs and didn't have a lot or anything into it. I think I paid $275 for it, the vast majority of that I won from a work Super Bowl pool the week before!
Based on the Formula Two tubing decals, this should be a 1988 model. The 1989 edition used Columbus Cromor. The components in the 1st photo also look correct for 1988. The serial number should provide corroboration.
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Old 10-15-20, 08:03 AM
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Thank you. @T-Mar! To date, I've only been interested to proxy date this based on the decals! On the BB shell I have 9835 and M 8 if that helps.
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Originally Posted by malcala622 View Post
I've had it for over 3 years now. Its held color quite well.

Man, Im talking about the wheel size and the handlebar (Joe King here) Its super cool (so is the sugar lord)

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Man, Im talking about the wheel size and the handlebar (Joe King here) Its super cool (so is the sugar lord)
Too late to go gumwalls lol
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when Piaggiao (sp) bought Bianchi way back when the color became the same sea foam green
as the Vespa. if you look at the old pics of Coppi there is a lot more blue in the color, more unique
the company says they can't replicate the color because of the lead in the old paint. but with computer
matching I say that's just not true. I really like the contrast of the red decals on the old paint schemes too!
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