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Old 06-30-07, 08:17 PM
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Help Me Identify this Bike Please!

Hey everyone,

I have an old Bianchi road bike, and I'm having a hard time finding out more information on it. Could someone please help me out?









There's a tag that says "built with 022 ishiwataCrMo". It also has two down tube shifters.

Could someone please help me identify its age? Any info on the model would be helpful.

Also, on the tire, it says "32 - 622, (700 x 32C)". What's its tire/frame size?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 07-01-07, 12:31 AM
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Nice bike!

This question is best posted to the classic and vintage forum. The posters there have way more experience than I do.

That said, I think yours was probably built early to mid 80s, since it has the Piaggio sticker on it. I'm guessing it was made in Japan. You can tell for sure if the bottom bracket measures 68 mm across. What are the brands of the components? (Shifters, derailers, etc) That will help to pinpoint the age as well.

700 x 32c denotes the tire size. That's a common road tire size, and it doesn't generally change with the bike size. As for frame size, you'll just have to measure it youself.

And finally, if you do re-post over to the classic and vintage forum, it helps to have a drive-side picture of your bike (so the nice guys and gals can see the derailluers).
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Looks like a Volpe. Or somekind of cross-type bike.
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It really does look like a cyclocross bike, especially with those brakes and all that clearance between the front wheel and the fork. But I didn't think cross bikes were made 20 years ago? Maybe it's an older frame re-purposed for cross racing. Or more likely, it's a touring bike frame.
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