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Old 06-17-12, 03:22 PM
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The Official Bianchi Celeste thread

The color Celeste, probably one of the most famous colors in Cycling. When you see Celeste you think, Bianchi, it's been their flagship color for a long time now. Most people love it, some hate it, for those that do, you suck.

Post pictures of your Celeste rides.

I'll start with mine.





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Great looking Bianchi what is the tubing?
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I'm digging the Campy Delta brakes! Here's mine.
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Old 06-17-12, 05:45 PM
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ima likin dis thread already - sadly...i have no bianchi to share...yet...
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Old 06-17-12, 08:28 PM
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I love Celeste! ! !

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I love Celeste! ! !
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i kick myself at least once a year for selling this 1982 Campy Equipped Nuova a few years ago !

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I suspect you're gonna get a lot of different colors passing as celeste.........

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Always happy to show my celeste
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Old 06-18-12, 08:05 AM
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My 1982 Bianchi Super Leggera. Write-up and more pics HERE.
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It's not C&V, but this Bianchi (& Subaru) both belong to a buddy of mine.


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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Great looking Bianchi what is the tubing?
It is Columbus EL-OS

where's all your celeste's bianchi girl?!?!
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Old 06-18-12, 11:26 AM
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I have this inbound; https://mistermo.smugmug.com/Cycling/...282044&k=2jebP

With this to go on it; https://www.flickr.com/photos/quality...n/photostream/
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Old 06-18-12, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by mapleleafs-13 View Post

where's all your celeste's bianchi girl?!?!
Yea, Very good question!!!!

Come on and post up!
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I'm in.

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My found in a back alley Bianchi Rekord 848 in "as found" condition...


My mid seventies Bianchi Sprint in cleaned up but otherwise untouched condition...


And, though not a Bianchi, the color of my Torpado Super Racing is listed as celeste...
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Although not a Bianchi, often heard comment in passing " I thought that was a Bianchi. " Color listed as winter mint in the catologue. Hey, the wheels are Italian ! Ambrosios roll nice.
Seriously, waiting for the Bianchi blessing to come my way. Be more then happy to post again.
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I don't like the color itself, but I like the way it makes a statement. I like the way Bianchi takes a bad color and makes it beautiful.

These old Bianchis are the best, thought the new ones are terrific, too. My vote for #1 is Sante's, and blue devil gets my vote for #2.
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Sante's is indeed spectacular.
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not quite vintage
not quite classic
not quite road
not quite pretty



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There's gotta be wayyy more celeste bikes,

Bianchigirl where's yours!!!!?!
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Gonna take some pics of my bike this weekend.

First post is pretty stunning!! mapleleafs, you ride the donut on that yet??
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I have been quite busy lately and have not had time to post much. Since I only saw one cross bike so far and no MTBs here is my '88 Grizzly






It is currently setup for street use with some narrow Campi rims w/ x1.25 Pasela TGs and currently has a rear rack.
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