Help with missing Bianchi BB cable guide

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Help with missing Bianchi BB cable guide

Postby Discodan » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:44 pm

Well I finally picked up my ebay Bianchi frame and unwrapped it, it's a bit exciting and looks like it will be a fun toy (2001 Bianchi Talledega)

I have discovered that the cable guide under the BB is missing however so I will need to do something about it and would appreciate any guidance (boom tish) you can offer. I've attached a photo of the BB where you can the imprint left by the old guide. Will a generic guide work with a bit of muscle (there are quite a few Campag ones on ebay for example) or does anyone know what guides were used by Bianchi then? I can't see any around for sale that have the same footprint of the missing one.

thanks in advance

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Re: Help with missing Bianchi BB cable guide

Postby familyguy » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:41 pm

Any LBS worth its salt will have one. Some screw in, others just have a plug that pushes into that hole if its not threaded. They're a pretty generic item, despite any branding.

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Re: Help with missing Bianchi BB cable guide

Postby munga » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:44 pm

i think my old europa had a blob of a cable guide with a similar footprint. can't recall if it had any significant identifier on it tho.
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Re: Help with missing Bianchi BB cable guide

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:11 pm

Looks to be Shamino Octalink G1 BB. Chances are the rest of the group-san would be too...
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Re: Help with missing Bianchi BB cable guide

Postby Discodan » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:40 am

Thanks guys, I suspect the LBS might be the best option so they can try a few on for size. Yes it is an Octalink 1 BB on it originally so that might be a good start
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Re: Help with missing Bianchi BB cable guide

Postby Joe H » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:12 am

Discodan,

Good luck on your project! If it's of any help, here is a picture of the BB cable guide from a mid-80s Bianchi:

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I'm not sure why there is an extra cable run in the center - maybe for a different front derailleur...

And here is one from an early 90s model:

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Neither has any "Bianchi" logos or markings and you can see the 80s version covers up some of the BB stampings. It doesn't look like this was an area given much aesthetic thought on the lower level bikes I've got. Good luck on the build.

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Re: Help with missing Bianchi BB cable guide

Postby Discodan » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:28 pm

Thanks for taking the time to post the photos Joe. I took it down to the LBS today and yes a standard Shimano guide does the trick even if it's purple (they were out of Celeste ones). Got the BB guide and the shims to fit a 31.8mm front mech on steel seat tube for $5 all up so can't complain about that.

On a side note, have you found a decent source of Celeste touch-up paint? Looks like your garage has a very Bianchi tinge to it

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Re: Help with missing Bianchi BB cable guide

Postby QuangVuong » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:38 pm

If its touch up paint, eBay has a lot of them! Never owned a Bianchi, so dunno how accurate they;; be.
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Re: Help with missing Bianchi BB cable guide

Postby Joe H » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:11 pm

I've had pretty good luck with forest green, white and dark blue model paint. I use a mixture of white/green to get close and then add a few drops of blue to get the color to match. probably wouldn't work for a whole frame or even be economical, but OK for the odd nick and scratch. Probably a couple of cans mixed up at an auto repair shop would be the fastest/least costly, depending on how much you need to do. I really wanted a Celeste/yellow Bianchi back in the mid 90s when el Pirato was winning all those Giros! Good luck.

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