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Old 06-07-22, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Most forum members would probably consider a left hand thread to be "normal" for a fixed cup, as that is the English standard, which was used by most countries and has become the ISO standard.
Ah ok, I see now. Normal for that specific bike part. That makes sense. Thanks for that clarification.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Most forum members would probably consider a left hand thread to be "normal" for a fixed cup, as that is the English standard, which was used by most countries and has become the ISO standard.
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@buddiiee these are the correct tubing decals for a 1985 Bianchi Vittoria.
Sweet. Is my Vittoria pictured above 1985 I'm guessing by your expertise and experience?
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Originally Posted by buddiiee View Post
Sweet. Is my Vittoria pictured above 1985 I'm guessing by your expertise and experience?
See post #1738, above.
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Old 06-07-22, 07:07 AM
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Ok, thank you. I was just confirming. Thank you again for all your help.
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Hi all!

First post in here. I came across this topic while looking after informations about vintage Bianchi's, and it seems to be the best place on the internet to know more about my last bike.
i just got this nice Specialissima (i guess?), but i'm a bit confused about its year (i feel between 81 and 83?).

If someone have a clue, i would be grateful


Edît: can't post pictures?

Frame have a 9.81 right side under seatpost and 846 left side. Nothing else except a star stamped on the bb.
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Old 06-21-22, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Sentenza View Post
Hi all!

First post in here. I came across this topic while looking after informations about vintage Bianchi's, and it seems to be the best place on the internet to know more about my last bike.
i just got this nice Specialissima (i guess?), but i'm a bit confused about its year (i feel between 81 and 83?).

If someone have a clue, i would be grateful


Edît: can't post pictures?

Frame have a 9.81 right side under seatpost and 846 left side. Nothing else except a star stamped on the bb.
Welcome to the forum. Based on the serial number format and location, it's definitety a high grade frame and was built during September 1981. September is right around the time when they started building the new models, so it could be 1981 or 1982 model year, though I'd be leaning towards a 1982 model.

As for the model name, that all depends on the component configuration and market in which it originally sold. Typically, Bianchi would market at least two different models using the same frame and model names were often left to the importer/distributor.
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Old 06-21-22, 02:18 PM
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Thanks T-Mar for your answer, it confirms what i though.

it's a shame i can't put pictures yet. The bike have alle the gimmicks of the 81 sp sl minus the chromed lugs. Late models are sometimes different.
it was equipped with a mix of nr/sr components;
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Originally Posted by Sentenza View Post
Thanks T-Mar for your answer, it confirms what i though.

it's a shame i can't put pictures yet. The bike have alle the gimmicks of the 81 sp sl minus the chromed lugs. Late models are sometimes different.
it was equipped with a mix of nr/sr components;
You can add photos before having 10 posts. While they won't attach to a post, if you ignore the warning, they will upload to a gallery album under you user name, where other members can view them.

Cosmetic items like the amount of chrome can also vary from market to market, depending on local market preferences. So, if your reference catalogue is from another country, don't get upset. For instance, around this time many Canadian market Bianchi models had full chrome forks, while USA market models did not. Upon seeing these models for the first time, most American members comment that the forks have been replaced due to crash, when they are actually factory installed forks.
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hello everyone! new bianchi owner here! i recently bought a bike that was advertised as a tange-cro-mo bianchi from the 90’s. serial number is TS068367 and it had shimano shift levers, cranks, and a plastic plate over the serial number under the bottom bracket for shifting cables. it also has stickers saying “prestige super set II”. i uploaded pictures into my gallery and can upload more, much appreciated thanks!
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Old 07-08-22, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by angelomicheli View Post
hello everyone! new bianchi owner here! i recently bought a bike that was advertised as a tange-cro-mo bianchi from the 90’s. serial number is TS068367 and it had shimano shift levers, cranks, and a plastic plate over the serial number under the bottom bracket for shifting cables. it also has stickers saying “prestige super set II”. i uploaded pictures into my gallery and can upload more, much appreciated thanks!
Welcome to the forums.Your bicycle is a 1990-1991 Bianchi Alfana based on the serial number in combination with the Shimano 105SC. The lead character in the serial number is likely a partially struck 'I', which would make it September 1990 manufacture. That's late enough in the calendard year that it should be a 1991 model, though the celeste paint is 1990, at least for a USA market model.
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Old 07-14-22, 07:31 AM
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Looking for a donor bike for another project I stumbled on this Bianchi - it's the only photo but for $60 I'm intrigued. Wondering if anyone has an idea of what it could be, my gut says lower-end late 70s - early 80s but that's purely uneducated speculation.


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Originally Posted by Tango1 View Post
Looking for a donor bike for another project I stumbled on this Bianchi - it's the only photo but for $60 I'm intrigued. Wondering if anyone has an idea of what it could be, my gut says lower-end late 70s - early 80s but that's purely uneducated speculation.
The subject bicycle appears to be a Canadian market, entry level, early 1980s, Bianchi Bici I.
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It amazes me the knowledge some have on this forum. Thank you!
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I have the same bike. Same color. Same tab for a number plate.
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It amazes me the knowledge some have on this forum. Thank you!
If you purchased the bicycle, we can likely determine the exact date from the serial number.
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Old 08-09-22, 07:19 AM
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I have the same bike. Same color. Same tab for a number plate.
That is not a tab for a number plate. It's a peg for mounting a pump.
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If you purchased the bicycle, we can likely determine the exact date from the serial number.
I went to see the bike and it needed almost an entire overhaul. I'm still on the hunt for a good second bike, might have found what I'm looking for in another brand.
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Hi everyone! I'm new on this forum but have been reading around with lots of interest. I recently bought a vintage Bianchi frame which I want to rebuild. I've been searching a lot for information about what year and model this is, but have so far come up empty. I'm wondering if anyone here could be of help?

The only information I have are the numbers at the top of the seat tube. These are 2354 on one side, and 1*V on the other. There are also some Nuovo Racing stickers, as well as a sticker indicating a Columbus frame. (There are some damaged letters on the rear wheel drops.) I tried uploading photos or including an Imgur link here, but couldn't figure out how to do it until I get 10 posts. (Not sure how to turn them into a gallery, like people said above.)

Any help would be really appreciated!

EDIT: I think I have figured out how to add an album of photos to my profile. Hope that worked.

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Hi everyone! I'm new on this forum but have been reading around with lots of interest. I recently bought a vintage Bianchi frame which I want to rebuild. I've been searching a lot for information about what year and model this is, but have so far come up empty. I'm wondering if anyone here could be of help?

The only information I have are the numbers at the top of the seat tube. These are 2354 on one side, and 1*V on the other. There are also some Nuovo Racing stickers, as well as a sticker indicating a Columbus frame. (There are some damaged letters on the rear wheel drops.) I tried uploading photos or including an Imgur link here, but couldn't figure out how to do it until I get 10 posts. (Not sure how to turn them into a gallery, like people said above.)

Any help would be really appreciated!

EDIT: I think I have figured out how to add an album of photos to my profile. Hope that worked.
Welcome to the forums. What you have is a Bianchi Nuovo Racing frame, manufactured in Italy during 1981. I've never seen a "V" stamp on the seat lug and suspect it's a poorly struck "M", in which case it should be a 1982 model manufactured in very late 1981. The frame is Columbus SL main tubes with Falck stays and fork blades. Link to OP's photo album: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/557850
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Thank you so much! That's really helpful. I'm amazed at your knowledge of Bianchi bikes and frames, and very much appreciate you sharing it with me.
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First off, big shouts to this forum. I am trying to identify a bianchi frame with a serial number Cs302248. Not many other details. Many thanks!
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Since this is a BianchI SN thread, I will add one that was acquired from @randyjawa recently. Model unknown, no stickers but uses 27,2 post.
Based on the numbers on the ST, it is a 1971. Randy did some searching and determined this was one of the last models with an integrated head set, which is in great condition.
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Confirm 1988 Superleggera?

I'm getting ready to sell this Superleggera on Bike Forums and wanted to check with the group to see if you agree with me about the model year. My primary evidence of it being 1988 is that the serial number is 8.F 5632 and that it has the Chorus groupset. Here are some other details, along with photographs. What's your verdict?

Frame size; 58 cm center to center, top tube = 57 cm
Frame tubing: Columbus SL/SP
Crankset; Campagnolo Chorus, 42-52
Brakes; Campagnolo Chorus
Derailleurs; Campagnolo Chorus
Shifters; Campagnolo Chorus
Headset; Campagnolo Chorus
Freewheel; Regina 7spd,12–24
Hubs; Campagnolo Chorus
Rims; Ambrosio 19 Extra Super Elite
Tires; Michelon Pro Race
Handlebars; ITM mod Mondial
Stem; Nitto Technomic Riser
Pedals; generic
Seatpost; generic
Seat; generic








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Hello All,

Picked up a used Bianchi Pista. Any help to identify the year of it would be greatly appreciated. The SN is H5F 12456. Located on the bottom frame near bottom branket. Thanks in advance.
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That is not a tab for a number plate. It's a peg for mounting a pump.
After seeing the reply that the tab that looks like a number plate mounting tab is a pump mounting tab, I can not find a picture anywhere of a pump that is mounted using this tab. If anyone has seen such a pump, I'd love to see it and hopefully find one for sale to complete my bike!
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