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Old 01-05-20, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Desertrats97 View Post
Almost done. Because I will be using this bike more than my weekend warrior one. I opted to go newer components. Trying to keep the look. It's not 100% so

done so don't judge
Had to go with new brak caliper's because of the wheel change..
the original rims were 700x23 but the newer wheels wouldn't fit. Had to replace the calipers
Why wouldn't the new wheels fit? Was it the diameter or because of the wider axle spacing?

that is a great color.
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Old 01-05-20, 03:08 PM
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It was the calipers not the wheels

Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Why wouldn't the new wheels fit? Was it the diameter or because of the wider axle spacing?

that is a great color.
Installed the original rear wheel with the ultegra 6500 , tried out a 105 1055 rear caliper and found that the caliper it came with is long reach. Diacompe 500 Sucks because it would have been a complete ultegra group.
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Old 02-13-20, 04:11 PM
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Not my Bianchi, but saw this in FB in a c&v group.


I don't have any info on the bike, but I hope some of you Bianchi experts could shed light on it. Looks like an early gravel bike, 90s maybe. Pretty cool.
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Old 02-14-20, 06:11 PM
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Old 02-15-20, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by BikeWonder View Post

I don't have any info on the bike, but I hope some of you Bianchi experts could shed light on it. Looks like an early gravel bike, 90s maybe. Pretty cool.
That's the MG-GB Maglificio team issue bicycle developed for Johan Museeuw for the 1994 Paris-Roubaix. Museeuw, a race favourite, was in 2nd place, with 30 km to go and within 30 seconds of the leader, when his suspension failed. The gap grew and when he tried to change bicycles, he had problems getting his shoe to release from the pedal. This seemed to take the steam out of him and he was quickly caught by a that duo included his team mate, Fabio Baldato, who would go on to finish 2nd on a standard frame equipped with Rock Shox. Museeuw would continue to fade and finish 13th.

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Old 02-16-20, 08:31 PM
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You can see my Bianchi here
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Old 02-25-20, 12:22 PM
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2002 ? Bianchi Veloce with steel frame.

This is a donation to the Bike Exchange. Came with 9 speed rear derailleur and cassette. 9 speed? triple rings. And what appears to be an 8 speed rear brifter. bikes we get are often screwed up in one way or another . That's why they get donated. This one had a 3" crack in the face of the spider going from one side of the square taper hole to the other. The paint scheme shows in the catalog as being aluminum framed. I replaced the triple rings with the Datona 39 /54 double seen here. I just had shoulder surgery Wednesday so it will be a week till I can get back to the shop and put a chain on it. The rear derailleur is also a little floppy. I will take the cage off and lube it . hopefully that will make it less floppy. the bike looks fast but when I weighed the frame it was 5.2 lbs. not as light as I would have thought. I have 45 year old steel frames that weigh 4.5 lbs. I wonder why this one is so heavy? wonder why the frame isn't alu? wonder why the brifter is only 8 speeds? but it's what makes doing this interesting eh?
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Old 03-09-20, 12:09 AM
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My latest build: 1987 Bianchi Brava, full Shimano 105 group. Took it down to the frame, cleaned everything, regreased headset, BB and 105 hubs, added new ball bearings to BB and hubs, new BB spindle, new saddle, new bartape, cables and housing, new tires and tubes, and put it all back together. Looking forward to enjoying this one for a long time!

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Old 03-09-20, 05:31 PM
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^ Very nice. I am sort of looking for one of those, they pretty much share the same frame as the Sport SX and I always liked they way it rode.
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Old 03-10-20, 11:08 AM
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Thanks Bianchigirll !! It was fun to work on this one - even though that rear wheel kept giving me problems. Two spokes popped while I was working on the hub, and I replaced them with two black spokes, which I don't mind at all. It gives the bike some character. Can't wait to see how it rides!

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Old 03-21-20, 10:54 AM
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jim dandy That Bianchi is really nice and what a great build with the black components to help the color pop out more.
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Old 04-01-20, 11:37 AM
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Here is my only "vintage" bike left in the stable, a mid 90s steel CX bike with a neat ovalized/shaped down tube. I like the geometry and the fact it can take 38s, though I only have some cheap 34s on it right now:





It's pretty much in "as found" condition - I got it cheap because the seat post is stuck...right where I need it.
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Old 04-01-20, 02:08 PM
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Beautiful. They were nice frames, probably Bianchi's best effort at a true 'Cross bike.
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Old 04-02-20, 07:54 PM
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I would have linked this to a thread I started awhile back , now I can't find it . Anyhow , I bought this awhile ago and it was not rideable , fit and condition , plus everything was stuck . If you care to please check this link . Thanks for looking and stay well , Mark .
https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/bianchi-84-alloro-42000345 by mark westi, on Flickr

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I would have linked this to a thread I started awhile back , now I can't find it . Anyhow , I bought this awhile ago and it was not rideable , fit and condition , plus everything was stuck . If you care to please check this link . Thanks for looking and stay well , Mark .
https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/bianchi-84-alloro-42000
I remember that thread, nice job!
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Bianchi Rekord 842 -12v fixie convention

Hi restored and converted my Bianchi Rekord 842 -12v from the early 80s ( reckon 80 to 82) to a fixie for training and city riding purposes

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Old 04-20-20, 08:35 AM
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JerryBerry. What a beauty it turned out to be. Great job
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Got a pretty sweet 1986-7 Strada LX today for a fistful of dollars. Not necessarily high end, but a good candidate for a commuter. I think it looks pretty neat.

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Old 05-13-20, 05:01 PM
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Got a pretty sweet 1986-7 Strada LX today for a fistful of dollars. Not necessarily high end, but a good candidate for a commuter. I think it looks pretty neat.
Looks like a 1988. Serial number?
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Looks like a 1988. Serial number?
862511, from what I can read.
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Hi I'm new here

Just trying to identify a bike I bought recently. It has been badly repainted, but I can see that it has the serial number 4L30480 at the front top of the steerer tube.

I found some celeste paint in the inside of the BB and rear mech hangar. I was told it was from the late 80's but having whiled away far too much time on the web (and thanks to this great forum) I think I'm a bit closer to working out what it is. The main thing that had me stumped was that it has no pump peg and only one bottle mount, although it has a full 105 groupo, all dating from 87-89.

So then I stumbled on some earlier bikes and saw that up to '85, the pump was mounted along the seat tube, so 1 bottle and no peg. The seat stays are plain where they meet the top lug.

The last thing is that the seat post is 26.2, and looks original. I have ridden it and I was blown away by how comfortable and smooth over bumps it is.
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Just trying to identify a bike I bought recently. It has been badly repainted, but I can see that it has the serial number 4L30480 at the front top of the steerer tube.

I found some celeste paint in the inside of the BB and rear mech hangar. I was told it was from the late 80's but having whiled away far too much time on the web (and thanks to this great forum) I think I'm a bit closer to working out what it is. The main thing that had me stumped was that it has no pump peg and only one bottle mount, although it has a full 105 groupo, all dating from 87-89.

So then I stumbled on some earlier bikes and saw that up to '85, the pump was mounted along the seat tube, so 1 bottle and no peg. The seat stays are plain where they meet the top lug.

The last thing is that the seat post is 26.2, and looks original. I have ridden it and I was blown away by how comfortable and smooth over bumps it is.
Welcome to the forums. Based on the serial number's format, it's location and the seat post diameter, it sounds like you may have a 1975 Rekord 74 frameset with the Calibrati 1-20 tubeset. Do your lugs and fork crown look like the attached?

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