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Old 06-01-16, 05:00 PM
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Bianchi Strada - saved from the garbage

The guy who sold me the bike found it in the garbage. Should be a early 90's model, I believe.
The frame looks nice,. I want to rebuilt it. What group was original on the bike?
What should I use?
I have Shimano 600 and Suntour Le Pree?




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Old 06-01-16, 05:13 PM
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Garbage wtf!? Nice looking one, I would say go with 600
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Old 06-02-16, 05:48 AM
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Definitely 600...not a fan of Lepree...
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Based on the rectangular CdM decal, it should be a 1987 model, but the serial number will tell us for sure. This was Bianchi's entry level model with a plain gauge CrMo main triangle mated to hi-tensile forks and stay. Note the stamped dropouts and down tube cable stop for stem shifters.

Equipping with Lepree or 600 would be overdressing the frame. Original specs included Shimano Tourney derailleurs and Chang Star brakes with safety levers. Those are the original Sugino VP cranks. The frame is designed for 27" wheels but you may be able to fit 700C depending on the reach of the available brakeset. Reasonable grade aluminum components should build up to about a 26 lb bicycle if you use 700C.

My decision to use 600 versus Lepree would probably depend on whether it's going to be a keeper or flipper and which generation of 600 you have. I'd take LePree over any of the pre-index versions of 600, if it's a keeper, but it may all come down to which derailleur has a claw to allow frame mounting.

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Good candidate for a fixed-gear build...
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THe Strada was pretty bottom of the barrel. A shop I worked at found a bunch of them from ~1988 still in boxes in the early 2000s and we sold them for $100 each, and I thought at the time that was about right.
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Did you happen to change the bottom bracket? I've come across the same frame but my BB isn't in the best of conditions, would a 68mm English threaded BB work well?
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Find some 7s 600 - 6400 and go with 700c wheels!
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600 for sure
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Definitely 600...not a fan of Lepree...
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Resurrections a 4 years old thread. OP has most likely moved on with the build.

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Originally Posted by Javi_bikes View Post
Did you happen to change the bottom bracket? I've come across the same frame but my BB isn't in the best of conditions, would a 68mm English threaded BB work well?
Yes that is an Asian contract frame and should be English thread.
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