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Was this Bianchi Eros frameset made in Italy?

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Was this Bianchi Eros frameset made in Italy?

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Old 08-18-08, 01:41 PM
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Was this Bianchi Eros frameset made in Italy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290254237706

I have a 2002 Bianchi Eros Frameset for sale that his a stirred a little made in Italy debate. It has a "Reparto Corse Handmade in Italy" sticker on the left chainstay, and "made in Italy" on the head tube. An identical NOS Eros on ebay has the same stickers. Several people have told me it was not a Reparto Corse frame, but all other evidence points to the contrary. Hoping we can settle the debate here.
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Bianchi moved the production of their non-Reparto Corse branded steel frames (only the Pinella/XL-Boron remains) to Taiwan at the end of 2003.

That frame is an excellent example of one of the fine frames to come out of the Reparto Corse shop.
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No doubt it's made in Italy but are all Italian-made Bianchis Reparto Corse?

There's definitely specific frames are under the Reparto Corse section while
others (including the Eros) is just in the Road section.

http://www.bianchiusa.com/past/2002/...kes/index.html
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when did bianchi stop making beautiful frames like this one?

i hate those new frames of theirs....booooo
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My 2001 Bianchi has the same stickers and is out of the same factory. Yours looks legit to me, although it's not a Reparto Corse bike per se, just made in the factory:

http://www.bianchiusa.com/past/2002/...d/07_eros.html

You should put that link in your auction.
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I heard they only prepared the tubes in italy, but the frames were assembled in Taiwan. For the Eros they still claimed Reparto Corse, because the tubes were a made there. Can anyone confirm?
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So I've got an old Eros, maybe 1992, that is Italian? I was pretty sure it was Taiwanese. Haven't checked in a long time. It isn't even at my house. My dad gave it to me when I was like 12 or 13 I can't even remember, and I hated it because it's pink and purple and skinny tires are so not cool when you're 12. Now I'm thinking what I would give to have that bike in my size!!! I should save it for when we have kids.
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