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Old 08-18-14, 07:59 AM
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Bianchi serial number

Anyone know how I can identify the date and model of a bottom bracket stamp on a mid 80's Bianchi the reads "C.159"?

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Old 08-18-14, 09:40 AM
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Is that it? I am accustomed to seeing numbers like 2F51703 (my cheapo 1962 Corsa, on the BB shell) and 1.M9914 (my 1981, on the seat cluster).
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Old 08-18-14, 10:03 AM
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Try contacting Bianchi USA. I still think your frame hales from '85/86 and that world champ decal added later.
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wondering if this could be a lot number?
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Old 08-18-14, 11:03 AM
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only other numbers are "58" stamped into the BB, which is the frame size, and "85"
cast into the BB next to the Bianchi name. No other numbers. Another responder said it might have been a frame only purchase due to the fact that it came with Suntour Superbe Pro components, chrome front forks and rear triangle, which doesn't show up in any catalogues I've seen.
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Bianchi serial #LS 605149. 2 please help identifi my fatherís bike

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Originally Posted by Loga View Post
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Hello and welcome to the forums. While many of us are very knowledgeable and pull off incredible identifications sometimes a bit more help is needed. can you tell us a bike more about the bike?

What color is it? Is it a '10 speed' or a mountain style bike with straight handlebars? What are some of the names on the parts? Dia Compe, Shimano, Huret, Simnplex etc Is there anything say a name or maybe a type of steel used?
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Originally Posted by Loga View Post
Please help

Hello and welcome to the forums. While many of us are very knowledgeable and pull off incredible identifications sometimes a bit more help is needed. can you tell us a bike more about the bike?

What color is it? Is it a '10 speed' or a mountain style bike with straight handlebars? What are some of the names on the parts? Dia Compe, Shimano, Huret, Simnplex etc Is there anything say a name or maybe a type of steel used?
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Where can you find a serial number on a Bianchi I bought in 1986... Red with white seat and letters... bought it in Italy and carried over on a plane. All original.
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Where can you find a serial number on a Bianchi I bought in 1986... Red with white seat and letters... bought it in Italy and carried over on a plane. All original.
If it isnít on the bottom bracket shell look around the bottom of the seat tube. Pics?
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Old 09-18-20, 06:29 AM
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7-1/2 months late but it's a 1987 Japanese manufactured model. Unfortunately, model codes aren't incorporated into the S/N but given the origin it's either entry level or mid-range.
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Old 09-18-20, 06:53 AM
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Where can you find a serial number on a Bianchi I bought in 1986... Red with white seat and letters... bought it in Italy and carried over on a plane. All original.
Given that you bought in Italy during 1986, it's unlikely to be Asian manufacture. A mid-range or high end, Italian manufactured model of this era will typically have the S/N stamped on the underside of the bottom bracket shell, However, if it sat around in the shop for a couple of years, it may be on the seat lug. If it's an entry level, Italian manufactured frame with the Calibrati 1-20 tubeset, it was likely contract manufactured by Chiorda, in which case the S/N should be on the front of the upper, head lug. Many of the Chiorda manufactured models used a bulge formed head tube, so it may not use actual lugs but faux lugs.

Please note that the S/N does not include model information and many Italian market models used different model names than the USA market. Consequently, identification may be complicated beyond determination of manufacturer, year, level and an equivalent USA market model.

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Old 09-19-20, 04:50 PM
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Here are the pics... any help anyone can offer would be appreciated.









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If I am not mistaken tubi calibrati 10-2 is the Italian version of HiTen or Mangalloy tubing. The Z series derailleurs and shifters make this appear similar to the US market’84ish Strada or Classica but with downtube shifters.
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Cool cranks, and thatís got to be the coolest bike shop sticker weíve seen in awhile. 👍😁
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The subject bicycle was contract manufactured by Chiorda for the Italian market, The serial number is on the front top of the bulge formed head tube. It appears to have been manufactured in 1985 but could be a 1986 model if production was late in the calendar year. Calibrati 1-20 was hi-tensile steel. The derailleurs are entry level Shimano Z-series. The Universal brakes and Ofmega crankset are also entry level, This would be at or very near the bottom of the adult, lightweight line. It is comparable to the USA market Strada or a Canadian market Bici 1 but I don't the Italian market market designation for this model.
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