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Old 02-20-19, 12:40 PM
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IMHO it looks more turquoise to me compared to the OEM color.
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Yep..., like my wife said, "nice color, but not like my Eros". I should have asked to see the paint, although powder-coating is, well, a powder...changes color after baked. Ironically, he had a "seafoam green" sample that was much closer to Celeste. But when I said "...for my Bianchi..." he went with the special order pitch. I would have asked for a re-coat but, this is not a true restoration by any stretch, and in the interest of not appearing to be a PITA customer, I took it as a lesson learned.
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Old 02-20-19, 01:03 PM
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It reminds me of an '87 Volpe



I believe this particular example belongs to a member here
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Old 02-20-19, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
It reminds me of an '87 Volpe
Yeah, I made the mistake of selling my 2007 Volpe when an Alan Carbon Cross X33 frame caught my eye. I've been trying to replicate that Volpe ever since.
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Old 02-20-19, 05:21 PM
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1984 Tipo Corsa

My 1984 Tipo Corsa
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Old 02-20-19, 05:37 PM
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15 Counties? You must be able to ride that trail network for days. Nice Bianchi
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Old 02-20-19, 06:13 PM
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15 Counties? You must be able to ride that trail network for days. Nice Bianchi
Thanks. I think that "15 counties" is more aspirational than rideable. There is a lot of linking greenways together to do. But I live close to couple of them.
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Old 02-20-19, 06:26 PM
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Oh. That’s like Fort Wayne. They had a big ta doo last year about completing the 100th mike of bike trail but it is dozens of disjointed trails some only a mile or so
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Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
Here's my two.

87 X4
Attachment 595994
That X4 is gorgeous!
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Old 02-20-19, 06:56 PM
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This is not mine and I don't know the owner . I love Bianchis (sp?) and I love track bikes too . So this one checks the boxes for me , what do you think ?

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/...814922723.html

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Bianchi called it "vintage celeste" , does that count ?
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Old 02-20-19, 09:23 PM
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Ooh, pretty! Nice job.
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Ooh, pretty! Nice job.

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Old 02-20-19, 11:51 PM
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Built this Advantage for my wife’s birthday gift. Tange tubing, with steel fork. Was originally a horrid blue-green and charcoal two tone monstrosity. Biopace and most all driveline components were upgraded during the project.
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Fork is carbon aftermarket replacement. Original dealer decal was supplied by College Cyclery. Still in business and using the same decal design.
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Bianchi called it "vintage celeste" , does that count ?
Does that translate to Olive Drab? Actually I like that look
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I am going to paint my Ibex celeste just to match my wife's bike.
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1992 Bianchi Ibex mountain bike repurposed for more relaxed riding.
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1992 Bianchi Ibex mountain bike repurposed for more relaxed riding.
That is one cool lookin ride, utilitarian Celeste, that gearing is practical and can attack any incline

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Old 04-15-19, 03:04 PM
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Did you have the handlebars powder coated? matches perfectly.
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The wife’s Advantage was one of three Bianchis I did simultaneously. All parts were painted at once with the same materials. Threw in some extra bits to have some mix and match options. Extra bars, stems, forks, etc. I Got lucky, while the paint shop was dragging its feet on the first one, I added more Edoardo to the spray load. Still have some Celeste pieces laying around from that endeavor.....
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