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Identifying and fixing a Bianchi bike!

Old 06-28-20, 11:29 PM
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Identifying and fixing a Bianchi bike!

I have an old Bianchi which I believe is a 1985 (?) Nuovo alloro or torfeo. Any help identifying it would be amazing.

As of right now, it's in rough shape. While not overly bike-savvy, I want to make this bike my own.

As such, I'm in need of help looking for suggestions on what to fix, replace, or upgrade on the bike
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I believe I am going to have to replace the wheels as they aren't straight. They are 700 x 25c and am not sure if there is a specific type of tire/rim that is require for rear. The brake and gear cable is rusted heavily in some areas and will probably be replaced as well. In addition, I think new brake pads are needed, but am also unsure if a specific brake pad is required for different bike tires.
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Old 06-29-20, 04:33 AM
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First, get up to ten posts, spread over two days, and then you can post pictures. To get your posts, tell us, in different posts, not all in one post...

- how you got the bike
- where you live
- how tall you are
- male or female

And stuff like that that you think might prove of interest, or help, to us.

Now get busy with those posts and then let's see your Bianc?i. Does it look like this one that I found at the dump last summer..?
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Old 06-29-20, 07:51 AM
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I'll get on those posts!

The bike is very similar to the one in your picture. Frame and handset look identical in shape, however my frame is black instead of blue. I cannot see clearly in the picture, but my bike also comes with brown/tan non-aero hoods as well.

Otherwise the brakes, gear system (12 gears total I think?) and pedals also look identical
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Old 06-29-20, 08:08 AM
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It's definitely not a Nuovo Alloro or Trofeo. Those were mid-range, Italian models. The subject bicycle is an upper entry level Japanese manufactured model based on the Ishiwata Magny tubing and Shimano Z-series components. The presence of the chrome fork suggests a Canadian market model. Era is circa 1984 -1985. Depending on the exact year, it could be either a Bici II or one of the Strada variants. The serial number will tell us the exact year.

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Old 06-29-20, 10:57 AM
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There is a sticker that says Ishikawa Magny and lots of Shimano parts. Where should I find a serial number and/or what other identifying features can be used to distinguish between whether it may be a Bici II or Strada variant?
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Old 06-29-20, 11:03 AM
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The serial number would typically be stamped on the underside of the bottom bracket shell or near the bottom of the seat tube.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
It's definitely not a Nuovo Alloro or Trofeo. Those were mid-range, Italian models. The subject bicycle is an upper entry level Japanese manufactured model based on the Ishiwata Magny tubing and Shimano Z-series components. The presence of the chrome fork suggests a Canadian market model. Era is circa 1984 -1985. Depending on the exact year, it could be either a Bici II or one of the Strada variants. The serial number will tell us the exact year.

Too many photos for an assist. Link to OP's photos: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/521674
I think you hit it. I seem to remember a Speciale model that seems to have been around this bike's level?
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