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Old 07-09-15, 12:31 PM
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Any idea what the tubing was? The deals look funny...... Depending on the year and the tubing a chromed Unicrown would have been stock. Nice looking Bianchi though.

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Old 07-09-15, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
If it's lugged, has a quill stem and a matching frame pump, then it's good enough for me Nice bike!
Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
That is beautiful even if it isn't vintage it is certainly a classic already .
Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Bianchi+Celeste+canti brakes = Awesome !
Thanks all.
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Old 07-12-15, 05:03 PM
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Thanks for all the info, I have decided to keep the bike.
I don't particularly like the silver/metallic "celesty" color and the paint scrapes and chips are worse than the picture shows.
I will eventually need to strip and
re-paint so I will go with a solid celeste color.
Since the pics I have procured a nice set of 600 pedals with clips . A celeste saddle and
sidewalls are in the future. Does anybody reproduce the "limited" decal? Also Bianchigirl says that the Cinelli bar and stem may have been swapped out from original? Would this have come with 3ttt stem + ITM bar?
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Old 07-13-15, 02:27 PM
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Perhaps VeloCals could make it but you might need a pic of what it should look like. The model decal on the Italian frames was script for some reason.

Those came with ITM Mondiale Stem and Bars
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Old 07-28-15, 07:36 PM
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Updated pic (A little extra celeste)
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Old 07-30-15, 08:08 PM
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And so it begins..............
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Old 07-30-15, 09:35 PM
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Okay, it's not vintage, but it is celeste, and I will be keeping it. 2009 Dolomiti.



Feel free to hate on it. Originally bought it to flip, but it's kind of grown on me. And the spots of rust on the seat cluster and bottom bracket shell were worse than I thought.
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1976 Rekord 745, fixed for now, but still have the original parts. Original celeste paint.
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Old 09-20-15, 12:13 PM
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Here is my new acquisition. I think its a Mondial.So According to this list, it closely mathes the X4 more than the Mondial. The Mondial was only offered in Metallic Celeste for this year. So SLX and Celeste =X4

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Old 09-23-15, 05:38 PM
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It looks like a Mondiale but I agree some parts have been changed. The cranks looks like some model of C-Rec/Record, 4 arms on the spider, but I can't tell which.

I don't know if you call it trickle down or maybe an effect of the dollar value but the top three models all sported SLX frames and Campagnolo that year. Mondiale had the Croce de Anue, Super Leggera wore Chrous and the Giro was festooned with Athena. All had Synchro II shifters since Ergos were not on the market yet. This was available as a frame only in '90 too. OH the SL and Giro did not have the chromed stay.
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Old 09-23-15, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
It looks like a Mondiale but I agree some parts have been changed. The cranks looks like some model of C-Rec/Record, 4 arms on the spider, but I can't tell which.

I don't know if you call it trickle down or maybe an effect of the dollar value but the top three models all sported SLX frames and Campagnolo that year. Mondiale had the Croce de Anue, Super Leggera wore Chrous and the Giro was festooned with Athena. All had Synchro II shifters since Ergos were not on the market yet. This was available as a frame only in '90 too. OH the SL and Giro did not have the chromed stay.
Hubs, Crank and Brakes are Croce D'Anue.
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Old 09-24-15, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by italianbiker View Post
Hubs, Crank and Brakes are Croce D'Anue.
still have my mondiale
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Old 11-11-15, 12:56 AM
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I first saw the celeste colour on a bike earlier this year, completely unaware of its history with Bianchi, and loved it. It is actually the accent colour in my otherwise neutrally coloured apartment.

I picked up this bike a couple days ago still unaware of celeste's 'celebrity.' The more I look at it the more I love it!

Original saddle btw.

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Old 11-11-15, 11:25 AM
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I will add this to the Celeste thread
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Sooooo pretty!!!!

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Heres one that I picked up last night. Wasn't sure how I felt about the color, but its starting to wear on me.

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Here is mine! Recently completed build from a '93 superset cromor frame. Decked out in rather handsome campy athena. More photos here https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...l#post18361702

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Heres one that I picked up last night. Wasn't sure how I felt about the color, but its starting to wear on me.

I thought I saw this for sale on the other forum. So soon? I do like the changes that you had made.
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Originally Posted by Choke View Post
Not vintage...but it is celeste. This model was only sold for a couple of years ('96/97) and was only available as a frameset. It's Reparto Corse built, the tubing is Zero Uno and it's fully lugged.



Ain't we lucky, bought mine in 96 . Thee most adaptable bici I've ever owned . Cross, tour, graveler, commuter . I rode a Volpe with toe overlap for years, then they took that geometry, lengthed it a little, eliminating the overlap . Love mine and that's a beauty .
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I don't think I can help identify the bike but it is one of their higher end frames I'm fairly certain
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I don't think I can help identify the bike but it is one of their higher end frames I'm fairly certain
The components look like first generation Athena, which would be circa 1988-1991 but the frame looks more mid-1990s, as the chrome forks and stays are typical of a Reparto Corse frame of this period. During this period and at this level, the model name was typically a combination of the tubeset and groupset (i.e. Bianchi Genius Record). Given the apparent era and level, I would expect a Genius, EL or possibly SBX tubeset?
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Those frames/tubeset did ride fantastic! Beautiful bike~! I have a question: I have been researching/searching for this one for years, never seen one come up for sale on eBay or craigslist cannot even find a pic on google! It was in a shop in the USA around 1986 I would think, frame & fork in Teal like the Trofeo from '87. Thinking maybe with a Giro nameplate... Don't remember the modern/script font of those later years like the Trofeo (looks brush painted).


any help you can offer would be welcome,
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Bad Color Indeed

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I don't like the color itself, but I like the way it makes a statement. I like the way Bianchi takes a bad color and makes it beautiful.

These old Bianchis are the best, thought the new ones are terrific, too. My vote for #1 is Sante's, and blue devil gets my vote for #2.
True that my friend. Bought a Bianchi Via Nirone 7 at a super cheap price. Been using it for my commute . Hated the color at first (White with grey and Celeste trim), but couldnt pass up the buy. The color has grown on me , and now if nothing else than by commiseration, I have a kind of pride about it. Im working out tire issues at the moment, but I will keep this bike for a good while, God willing.
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Hoping someone can help me identify my bianchi or find the serial number! Thanks!<3
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I'm trying to identify my Bianchi and was recommended this thread. The serial number is JS870461.
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