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Posted By Bianchigirll

Mel Pinto Special Branded Alan with French kit

While I am not normally a fan of aluminum frames I kinda like this cool Mel Pinto branded Alan. I also feel bad that owner/OP doesn't seem to getting much feed back and I think maybe it is his...
04-11-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Common occurrence, many people see Bianchi and...

Common occurrence, many people see Bianchi and think gold but just like everyone else Bianchi made highend bike and lowend as well. While there is nothing wrong with their lowend bike in general in...
04-11-21, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

I donít care what he says that Guerciotti has had...

I donít care what he says that Guerciotti has had a hard life
04-11-21, 09:36 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

STRONG PASS. This is a very small low end bike...

STRONG PASS. This is a very small low end bike and a mismatched fork is usually a good indicator of front end damage

...
04-11-21, 07:14 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

while Canadian models used to differ from the US...

while Canadian models used to differ from the US market bikes two tone paint with chrome socks sounds funny.

do you have pics? If you send them to me ills post them for you. Or the link. ...
04-11-21, 06:24 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

I unfortunately stumbled across this ‘88...

I unfortunately stumbled across this ‘88 Trofeo/Limited on Facebook market place and now it is burning a hole in my wallet. I need it like a hole in my head but I wouldn’t mind having a Formula II...
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Posted By Bianchigirll

I got this email from Mel Pinto Imports ď...

I got this email from Mel Pinto Imports

ď ďThanks for sending me that link. Mel Pinto was the original owner of Mel
Pinto Imports (MPI), which was an importer and distributor of Alan frames....
04-10-21, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Lots of beautiful watches. I love watches but...

Lots of beautiful watches. I love watches but they don’t love me. I think it must be in my physiology or something, no matter how carefully I handle them watches just don’t seem to last long for...
04-10-21, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Looks like a great frame and I love that fork...

Looks like a great frame and I love that fork crown. It doesn’t look like a Bianchi to me
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Posted By Bianchigirll

That is a fabulous bike. I am sure you already...

That is a fabulous bike. I am sure you already found out Mel Pinto is an importer of all things bike related.

I suspect the bike may have been built as a show bike hence all the nice period...
03-28-21, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

That hacksaw combined with “wrenching and...

That hacksaw combined with “wrenching and restoring” makes me nervous.

did you take the paint off?
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Posted By Bianchigirll

It is only original once. Unless the paint is...

It is only original once. Unless the paint is completely trashed there little to gained from removing original paint. Powder coating can be the worst. Unless the person doing it is skilled at...
03-06-21, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

That is a very nice hybrid indeed. The Bi-Axil...

That is a very nice hybrid indeed. The Bi-Axil Power Oval frame was pretty lite for hybrid but that model wasn't exactly heap. BTW it ain't Ti
03-06-21, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

It's been a long time since I fooled with one of...

It's been a long time since I fooled with one of these. Try sliding part #7 onto the boss by itself, I believe it is supposed to sit flush to the top of the boss. I had the original ones with the...
03-01-21, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

If the Norco has a RD hanger I'd find a donor...

If the Norco has a RD hanger I'd find a donor bike and take everything of and put it on the Norco.

Personally I don't get all the hubbub abut 'brifters' but perhaps I don't ride fast enough or in...
02-28-21, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Maybe for the parts but the decals and paint...

Maybe for the parts but the decals and paint donít seem to add up. The dropouts look they might be vertical so if it is a Columbus frame it should probably have chrome fork and triangle, internal...
02-28-21, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x168/cc9c3e3e_b74c_40a3_a399_102789603ecc_8499957c4493c8bd3a3bb59910765316f3111a1a.jpeg
02-28-21, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

This looks real fishy

This looks real fishy
02-28-21, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Thank You. I really wanted to make this...

Thank You. I really wanted to make this something special and really stand out from the crowd. The bar covering is actually suede which never having worked with it I did incorrectly. I was...
02-27-21, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Very nice. I wish I had room. I think I have a...

Very nice. I wish I had room. I think I have a pair of Suntour index bar cons somewhere needs them for this
02-22-21, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

by the time the Volpe went lugless it would have...

by the time the Volpe went lugless it would have had vertical dropouts
02-22-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Bianchigirll

I say no. By the time Bianchi got to using tig,...

I say no. By the time Bianchi got to using tig, mig and fillet brazing most of the frames had vertical dropouts. I'd have to spend a lot of time looking through the 2000 catalogs but that paint...
02-21-21, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Great article. I wonder how much extra Vitus...

Great article. I wonder how much extra Vitus paid to get their ad on the same pages
02-21-21, 11:28 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Your Masi is equipped with the original Chorus...

Your Masi is equipped with the original Chorus group from 1988 until it upgraded to 8spd Ergo in ‘92ish


I mix match 135 rings all the time on my Chorus cranks with no problems
02-20-21, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Is this from a Bianchi catalog or a magazine? ...

Is this from a Bianchi catalog or a magazine? Who is to say where the Proto frame came from. Maybe the original fork got damaged somehow or was cut too short so a different fork was added to use a...
02-19-21, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Did you check....are the brake bridge and fork...

Did you check....are the brake bridge and fork drilled for recessed nuts?
02-19-21, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Great looking bike.

Great looking bike.
02-19-21, 04:49 PM
02-19-21, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

You could put a spacer behind a 7spd cassette

You could put a spacer behind a 7spd cassette
02-19-21, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

I wonder if someone cut the hanger off? It does...

I wonder if someone cut the hanger off? It does look like decent frame and that for, looks down right nice
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Posted By Bianchigirll

maybe these will help. It seems Piazza was a...

maybe these will help. It seems Piazza was a contract builder (I guess like Bilato Bros?) building for the likes of Colner and Colnago.

2011. ...
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Pepperoni and pineapple easy on the cheese.

Pepperoni and pineapple easy on the cheese.
02-18-21, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

What are the components?

What are the components?
02-17-21, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Great looking CdI.

Great looking CdI.
02-17-21, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Any idea how it was applied? Is it just...

Any idea how it was applied? Is it just decoupage? I e thinking about doing something similar to my Ugly Betty but maybe with old road maps
02-17-21, 05:42 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Does it require 27” spokes?

Does it require 27” spokes?
02-17-21, 05:18 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

I canít seem to snatch a pic of it but in the FB...

I canít seem to snatch a pic of it but in the FB group Steel is Real l!!! - Classic Vintage Road Bikes there is a beautiful yellow Wizard listed for $7,500. 55cm Nuovo Record
02-15-21, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Iíd hate to make a judgment like that before all...

Iíd hate to make a judgment like that before all the facts are in

...
02-15-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Bianchigirll

Where are the cups? You should be able to tap...

Where are the cups? You should be able to tap the bearings off the spindle and get replacements at your local bearing shop.

that is a ‘91 and originally came with 600 8spd (downtube shifters)...
02-15-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Bianchigirll

I agree looks like a BMX or Skateboard sticker...

I agree looks like a BMX or Skateboard sticker put on by a previous owner

PS figuring out just what it is requires a bit more information
02-15-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Good Morning and welcome to the forums. Can you...

Good Morning and welcome to the forums. Can you tell us anything else? Did you get this as a frame only or were there parts on it? If so what are they? Do you the threading for the bottom...
02-15-21, 05:40 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

Good Morning and welcome to the forums. Sounds...

Good Morning and welcome to the forums. Sounds like so solids upgrades to make a classic more functional to your needs.
02-15-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By Bianchigirll

Nice bikes. You do realize Ski Patroller...

Nice bikes. You do realize Ski Patroller hasnít posted since Ď05
02-14-21, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

It’s beautiful. Maybe it time I seriously...

It’s beautiful. Maybe it time I seriously consider refinishing one of my Proto frames
02-14-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By Bianchigirll

It is really strange someone would go through all...

It is really strange someone would go through all that effort to cover the frame markings but leave the fork alone.

it makes me curios about the cable guides on the BB if they are original or if...
02-12-21, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

that is a nice clean Ď89 CdI and looks in good...

that is a nice clean Ď89 CdI and looks in good shape. Sadly the decals were horrible in Ď88/89. The group is an Ofmega Quattro featuring part like the crank from Ofmega, Rebranded Modolo brakes and...
02-12-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By Bianchigirll

BTW. that hollow pin chain is cool

BTW. that hollow pin chain is cool
02-12-21, 02:58 PM
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Views: 541
Posted By Bianchigirll

There is no B on the HT / DT lug? Doesn’t really...

There is no B on the HT / DT lug? Doesn’t really matter I agree pretty sure that isn’t a Bianchi frame. Have you seen the dropouts or fork ends? Anything on them?
02-12-21, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Bianchigirll

it is pretty simple to swap out that Uniglide for...

it is pretty simple to swap out that Uniglide for a 7,8+ speed Hyperglide one. Look on eBay or check your LBS. for a decent used hub. Take freehub, axle, cone, seals and nuts from the drive side and...
02-12-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 61,143
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Posted By Bianchigirll

is this one of those Cinelli frames? ...

is this one of those Cinelli frames?



Itís orange has chrome and Suntour, what else do you need to know?
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