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Old 10-17-12, 08:19 AM
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bianchi reborn ! warning lots of before and after pics.

here it is before the rebuild:




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Old 10-17-12, 08:20 AM
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After weeks of work and searching for parts it's finally reborn. Here are the after pics, The frame and fork was repainted decals replaced with new ones except for the colombus sticker which is still original. I changed the shimano600 parts to campagnolo got 80's ambrosio rims with campy hubs and decided to use a much modern dia compe brake caliper for better brakin, the leather details are all handmade by me except for the saddle which is by brooks. Rebuilding this bike brings back the 80's memories back when everybody used to love steel , This one for me is a keeper. thanks for viewing. and yes I still need cork handlebar end caps












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Nice. What did you do with the Tecnos wheels?
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BRAVO ! Looks super !! It will be awesome once you find some NR or SR brake sets and get completely back to Italian !!

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@jet sanchez Thanks. the techno wheels got some serious dings I decided not to restore it. I like the low profile look on classics also.
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Old 10-17-12, 08:34 AM
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Spectacular.
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yup I'm still on the look out on campy brakes those are sweet looking also. Thanks for the appreciation Joe.
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Thanks Sixty Fiver!
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Nice looking Bianchi. Where is it located again? I recall seeing ths bike on her before. Not many '80s memories in that frame since it is a '89/90ish one. What kind of brakes are those and which CampI brakes are you looking for? Something to match the cranks? The hubs? or period correct tothe frame?

In lieu of expensive dust caps I would recomend some self extractors.

What happened to the 600 stuff?
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If that frame could talk I bet it would tell us that it was near death. You brought it back to life. You're like the Ben Casey of the bike world. Well done on such a good job.
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Hooray! Another bicycle saved from a cruel fate.
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argh I could not take it without the plugs after minutes of digging through my bike parts, box I found an unused sram barend plug.

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@bianchigirl Im from Manila yes not so much 80's on the bikes years but still brings back the memories The brakes are dia compes I dont know the model. It would be nice if I can find something to match the crank does not have to be period correct. what are self extractors? the shimano 600's Sold them already to a friend.
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@gary fountain Yes I would say It died already and was resurrected haha thanks
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Wow, what a transformation! I like those Gipiemme wheels, it they are straight..... I would ride them!

Tell us about that seatpost. it looks like it thicker at the top and has a shim? What kind is it and what is the reason for the design?
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@T-mar thanks the first owner is indeed heartless hahaha
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Nice job on the leather work too.
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@cyclotoine the tecnos are with a friend he's happily using it yup wrong size seatpost and I needed a shim I have no idea why the post is designed that way looks nice though Its also campagnolo just don't know what model.
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@rootboy thanks I'm making a tool bag for it also ill post after
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Am looking forward to seeing the tool bag... if this is something you like to do I am also looking for small artisans who might be able to provide my shop with this kind of kit.
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@cyclotoine the tecnos are with a friend he's happily using it yup wrong size seatpost and I needed a shim I have no idea why the post is designed that way looks nice though Its also campagnolo just don't know what model.
I thought it looks like a Record post, but have never seen that bulge like that. What is the diameter of the lower part? I would be interested to see the wall thickness also. I am wondering if someone machined it down to fit and polished it up to look like that. The head of the post looks like it might have been polished as well which leads me to the home-mod hypothesis.
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They replace the crank bolt and the dustcap. If installed correctly the crank can be removed simply by unscrewing the crank bolt. I use them on most of my bikes, I just like the simplicity of not having to deal with an extra tool.

These are for Octalink cranks but the principle is the same

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Great job, the leather work is very nicely done!
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Yeah, man, that's the way to do it. Excellent work, orioner00.
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