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Old 07-04-12, 10:57 AM
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First Bianchi - black '82? '83 '84?

Just the 52cm frame, bottom bracket and a set of handlebars, picked it up today from a guy that was going to convert it to a fixie. Couldn't let that happen. $40. As far as I can tell, the Ishiwata Magny double-butted and Piaggio stickers date it to about the 82-84 time frame. Anyone have knowledge on this? Paint is dinged and the decals are peeling a bit but the threads are good, no cracks or dents. The headset is smooth. One of the rear dropouts is missing the adjuster bolt.


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What would the bike have had as components originally? Suntour?
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Don't know: might be one for BianchiGirl...the catalogs I can find show that Bianchi offered naked frames made of Ishiwata in '82 and '83, but they had better lugs and forks and the only one made of Magny was a touring frame...later catalog scans don't show any of the Japanese models as complete bikes, until one '86 but it's a Tange frame...this Sport SS has shown up before in the C&V pages, so if you search the archives you may find more info on it (black is the only color I remember seeing this model in).
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I used to have a red Japanese Bianchi Sport but it had plain gauge Mangny tubing and a high tensile fork, but had the same lugs and geometry as this one.
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It looks like you have a '83 Sport SS frame, and that DiaCompe 500Q brake looks OEM. The Catalog says it came with shipmano 105 drive. it was 5 up rom the bottom so likely is a basic Sport or upper recreational model. If you have the parts on hand to build it it should be a nice rider.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
It looks like you have a '83 Sport SS frame, and that DiaCompe 500Q brake looks OEM. The Catalog says it came with shipmano 105 drive. it was 5 up rom the bottom so likely is a basic Sport or upper recreational model. If you have the parts on hand to build it it should be a nice rider.
Thanks! I have, um..parts. It will be an eclectic build. I have Suntour FD and RD. I may try to get a second Dia-Compe brake or a set of early Shimano Dura-ace centerpull brakes, I have these on my two Schwinn builds and like them a lot. I have a couple of 126mm/120mm 700c wheelsets. It will have some sort of triple in the front.
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I just picked one of these up today with 6-speed Shimano 600 components and Modolo brakes. Might this suggest 1984?

Another question: I'm going to replace the Shimano with Campagnolo componentry, but I'm a bit puzzled by the bottom bracket. As best I can tell it measures to 68 mm, suggesting that it is English, but my 1985 Bianchi Campione D'Italia has an Italian bottom bracket, and I assumed that in the 1980s Bianchi used Italian BBs. Not that I know enough to assume so much, of course! Is it possible or likely that the Magny requires an English bottom bracket?
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I just picked one of these up today with 6-speed Shimano 600 components and Modolo brakes. Might this suggest 1984?

Another question: I'm going to replace the Shimano with Campagnolo componentry, but I'm a bit puzzled by the bottom bracket. As best I can tell it measures to 68 mm, suggesting that it is English, but my 1985 Bianchi Campione D'Italia has an Italian bottom bracket, and I assumed that in the 1980s Bianchi used Italian BBs. Not that I know enough to assume so much, of course! Is it possible or likely that the Magny requires an English bottom bracket?
If you have a Sport SS just like the OPs than someone did alot of upgrading to a bike that came with Mnagalloy frame. Again if it is a Sport SS like the OPs it is Japanese (or somewhere in the orient) and therefore has an English BB. Your Canadian Bianchis were different from ours up until about '89/90 do you have any pics? Esp the decals and tubing stickers. Unless I had the estra stuff around I am not certain I would put Campi on a frame of this level.
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