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Old 04-19-22, 01:40 AM
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That is a stunning restoration and great track bike. You are very lucky to be her owner!

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I've owned a couple...

"Not a real Bianchi if it ain't Celeste..."

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Pride & Joy...2002 XL Boron Mega Set with Centaur 11-Speed drivetrain.
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Got a decent shot of my Sempre at an event this past weekend.

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I originally posted this on the General Thread, but no replies, so I'm trying it here...

I recently acquired one of my grail bikes. It's a Bianchi Reparto Corse XL Boron Steel built with a complete Campy Chorus 10 group. Information is scarce about these frames, and I was wondering if you Bianchi experts (paging: Bianchigirl? Bianchigirll ) can help. My frame is also EV2, with foam injected reinforcement.

- What year was this built? (I think either 2000 or 2001, but would love to know for sure)
- I've seen versions of this frameset and in fact, my best friend has an almost identical frameset, with a black carbon fork, where my fork has matching Celeste/Yellow paint. Were they different years? Was my Celeste painted fork a special order? Was it a specific model?

Any other additional information or trivia about these frames, or photos of yours is greatly appreciated.

I'm very happy and excited to have found this bike, and the previous owner(s) set it up nicely and kept it in top condition.


Here's a photo of it.

IMG_20220610_135036032 by warren t., on Flickr

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Here’s a good one.

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Here's another one! Old Photos



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I posted these before on the Show Your Bianchi but posting again here.
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Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
Here’s a good one.

The real deal.

That's quite a score, looks like a new acquisition and while I don't have any idea how old, it would appear to be older than it looks with those RDO's.

That is wonderful, almost makes up for the last 8 non C+V ones that were posted.
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Celeste 1987

my 1987 Bianchi Specialissima Giro

And my 2012 Masi with a Celeste Bianchi water bottle.
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