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Old 01-06-12, 03:37 PM
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what is this? model/year?

parts:

ambrosio rims/suzue hubs/bianchi tires ( original )
suntour BL front/rear derailleur
sakae custom crankset
dia compe brakes/levers
hi mag steel frame

Paint is mint no rust

59cm
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Old 01-06-12, 06:39 PM
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The size of the bicycle and the Suntour parts suggest late 1980s.

You might want to inquire on the Bianchi site if they ever made a bicycle with red paint. That colour is not what I think of when I think of Bianchis.
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Old 01-06-12, 08:11 PM
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Wife has a 1988 Bianchi, I' say the red Bianchi might be more very early 80's or late 70's because of the flat fork crown. You can see in 88 they used a smooth top on the fork as well as most the pics I've seen of late 80's. (but I could be wrong)

Her 88 had bio pace rings and 105 hubs.

But yup, I've seen all colors of Bianchis, red , black, blue, white etc.

fer example, another red 88.... http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...xed-Conversion!





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Old 01-07-12, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
The size of the bicycle and the Suntour parts suggest late 1980s.

You might want to inquire on the Bianchi site if they ever made a bicycle with red paint. That colour is not what I think of when I think of Bianchis.
I agree Bianchis should only be sold in Celeste, however they do make them in other colors.

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Old 01-07-12, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
I agree Bianchis should only be sold in Celeste, however they do make them in other colors.

Aaron
Yup, here's a $9000 Bianchi. I've also seen Marco ride a pink and black Bianchi in the tours back in the late 90's. But I too would rather see celeste.


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Old 01-07-12, 03:45 PM
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When I worked in a Bianchi shop back in 83, the celeste colored bikes were only higher end models. and that seems to be a 70's or early 80's bike. go check with a local bianchi dealer, they may know.
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Post this to the Classic & Vintage forum. I bet you Bianchigirl identifies it with one eye closed.
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