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Old 11-29-20, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Monzeglio View Post
I recently viewed an old Bianchi which I think is probably from the 70s. Frame number is 2D12154, dropouts are Gipiemme and it has unusual fork-top engravings: an ‘S’ with arrowheads and 2 parallel lines. It also has a B in a circle engraved on the top of each seatstay. Rear derailleur is Nuovo Gran Sport, shifters are Campagnolo and crankset is Stronglight but I guess components could have changed over the years.
it has been ‘enthusiastically’ repainted at some point but really needs doing again.
Does anyone have an idea of what the bike might be or recognise the fork engraving? It has been suggested that it is a ‘Specialissima’ but I don’t know if that is accurate. Any thoughts anyone?
The subject bicycle is a 1982 European market model. It's definitely not a Specialissima, which would have used Campagnolo dropouts during this era. It's almost certainly mid-range, likely one of the many Rekord variants, The seat post diameter should give us an indicator of the tubeset, which I suspect is tretubi SL/SP at best, or possibly Aelle or even a Falck set.
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