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Old 06-05-20, 12:48 PM
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I've posted the previously but I keep tweaking. Here's its relative final state.
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That looks familiar! Made in Italy! Thatsa nice! My Litespeed (with Shimano Ultegra) is under the cover next to it.
Well look there!
Two horses of a different color! Very cool.
Now that Iíve gotten used to the Campagnolo Ergo shifters-theyíre kind of fun.
This is my first Bianchi ... factory build quality and finish is very good- but Campagnolo parts seem rather expensive.
Have you posted a pic. of the Litespeed?
High Five from South Central USA
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All original campy but not record, mid level stuff. Found on CL for $200 but after so many hits, seller asked for $300. Seeing in person I felt it was still a great buy and had been on my wishlist for years.

Bought it and took her on a quick 15miler, very happy with ride quality but I live in a hilly area so I purchased a new campagnolo groupset for her, the potenza. Havent had the heart to tear into this beauty yet and am debating on weather I should ever.
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Hi i just bought my first bianchi today and would be super happy to see someone help me identify the year. I actually found in an old catalogue the nuovo racing 84 - which looks very similar. But I'm not sure the piaggo 'sticker' is not visible. Further I would be super glad if someone feels ok to point out what I would need to upgrade or fix on the bike from your perspective. As you might tell I'm pretty new to the hole vintage racing bike universe. Thx so much in advance happy to provide more pics floopi
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Old 06-05-20, 09:42 PM
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N2motorsports Damn good buy for $300 I think. Nice Bianchi.
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I am actually not allowed to upload images...only after 10 posts.. or maybe i m doing something wrong...
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Originally Posted by jim dandy View Post
Well look there!
Two horses of a different color! Very cool.
Now that Iíve gotten used to the Campagnolo Ergo shifters-theyíre kind of fun.
This is my first Bianchi ... factory build quality and finish is very good- but Campagnolo parts seem rather expensive.
Have you posted a pic. of the Litespeed?
High Five from South Central USA
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Glad to have a "modern" bike with a chrome molybdenum frame. The "granny" gear on the triple is great on hills, and it's nice to know it has rear rack and fender mounts, as well as

a pump peg. I guess it's a sports tourer. Very practical bike, and it moves along the road very nicely! Here's a photo of the Litespeed (made in Tenessee, USA). High Five from New York!
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Originally Posted by floopi View Post
Hi i just bought my first bianchi today and would be super happy to see someone help me identify the year. I actually found in an old catalogue the nuovo racing 84 - which looks very similar. But I'm not sure the piaggo 'sticker' is not visible. Further I would be super glad if someone feels ok to point out what I would need to upgrade or fix on the bike from your perspective. As you might tell I'm pretty new to the hole vintage racing bike universe. Thx so much in advance happy to provide more pics floopi
Welcome to the forums. The bicycle is definitely an early 1980s (Piaggio era) Nuovo Racing but based on the fork crown I suspect it amy be slightly earlier than 1984. The serial number will reveal the year of manufacture and will be stamped in two sections, one on each side of the seat lug.

The bicycle has been extensively modified with replacement saddle, wheels, rear derailleur, pedals, brake levers and possibly brake calipers. It also appears to be a repaint with new decals. Bringing it back to OEM spec would be an expensive proposition, far more than the bicycle would be worth. If you're happy with the bicycle, enjoy it as it is. Change only what you need to make it a more enjoyable experience.

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Glad to have a "modern" bike with a chrome molybdenum frame. The "granny" gear on the triple is great on hills, and it's nice to know it has rear rack and fender mounts, as well as

a pump peg. I guess it's a sports tourer. Very practical bike, and it moves along the road very nicely! Here's a photo of the Litespeed (made in Tenessee, USA). High Five from New York!
Cool ...
One for climbing and One for speeding tickets ...
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Old 06-06-20, 12:28 PM
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All original campy but not record, mid level stuff. Found on CL for $200 but after so many hits, seller asked for $300. Seeing in person I felt it was still a great buy and had been on my wishlist for years.

Bought it and took her on a quick 15miler, very happy with ride quality but I live in a hilly area so I purchased a new campagnolo groupset for her, the potenza. Havent had the heart to tear into this beauty yet and am debating on weather I should ever.
...if you look around on here, and maybe do some forum searches using Google with the limiting term "Bikeforums.net" as part of your search string, you'll find some instances where people have modified those NR rear derailleurs to a longer cage. Then you have more options on your largest rear cog. Or you can just replace the rear derailleur with the Campy long cage derailleur or something else. I agree with your instincts that changing out a lot of stuff might be a bad idea, but your other option is to swap out the crank for something that will accept a smaller inside ring, but still looks similar.

I can ride the hills here with that gearing, but most of them are pretty short. And you want to ride it.

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Old 06-08-20, 11:42 AM
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Megatube mtb 1998?
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Megatube mtb 1998?
what does the tubing decal say? I donít think it is a Megatube but maybe a mega pro.
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Hi Bianchigirll - actually it looks like a Grizzly Team frameset from late 90's - front badge is different from the one in the 1997 catalogue so maybe 98/99? The rest of the bike is a recent rebuild.


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I've been ignoring my Trofeo for quite some time when it comes to cleaning, maintaining, upgrading so i started by tossing the old Schwalbe tires and throwing on a new Prologo saddle. The turbo didn't quite fit the look of a modern vintage build. Im scouring the interwebs this weekend for the perfect tires.


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I've been ignoring my Trofeo for quite some time when it comes to cleaning, maintaining, upgrading so i started by tossing the old Schwalbe tires and throwing on a new Prologo saddle. The turbo didn't quite fit the look of a modern vintage build. Im scouring the interwebs this weekend for the perfect tires.

look into the vittoria corsa, pista, etc with the gumwalls. Classic looks ....modern performance!
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look into the vittoria corsa, pista, etc with the gumwalls. Classic looks ....modern performance!
Oh I know all about the Vittoria Corsa

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23's?!? They still make those?

and forget trying to wedge those on carbon wheels...I know all too well too

this guy tried mounting vitt corsa's with plastic levers and chipped the wheels, so I purchased and fixed it with some epoxy
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Yup but they were a mission to find. Going on a Bianchi Krono TT...700x23 rear and 650x23 front.
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Inspired my malcala622's 5/27 photos, I decided to do an homage. Here's just a couple of my Bianchi's, also with a grey dog. My '09(?) San Jose, my '96 and '99 San Remo, and my Sport SX fresh from repaint in a new colorway with new decals; still waiting for my new brake cables and seatpost to arrive, but all the original sakae and shimano golden arrow components are being redone in Campy.
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That's Hans(Johannes Glucklich) and my younger boy is Kohl(Kohler VonHochsprung).
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Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
I've posted the previously but I keep tweaking. Here's its relative final state.
The grocery getter.


So classy!


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It's my first time seeing Martini livery from Bianchi. So good!
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So classy!




It's my first time seeing Martini livery from Bianchi. So good!
Hi Tricky - this bike is also an amazingly good ride - stiff, light and fast. Massively underrated frame set in my view.
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Hi Tricky - this bike is also an amazingly good ride - stiff, light and fast. Massively underrated frame set in my view.
Very cool. I came up mountain biking in this era so it's cool seeing this rig.
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