Bianchi Appreciation Society

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Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:15 pm

what have you got? got any stories? got any tips?
post 'em up!
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby t-rav » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:33 pm

Anyone grab the one in the goldy the other day?
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:44 pm

these things don't just happen for nothing ;)
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby t-rav » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:07 pm

Sneaky! Those cranks happen to be longer than 170mm :)

Where in the range does TSX tubing fall?
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby t-rav » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:13 pm

Sorry EL
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:22 am

pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:18 pm

Surprisingly little love happening here Munga?
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby t-rav » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:56 pm

Think we need to see a few pictures munga. What fork would it originally have had?
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:26 am

I'm hearing EL and possible new purchases. Talk of cranks, etc.

Yep - photos ARE needed.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:09 am

This was my first build. Put together with parts I had lying around. So tight and quiet it is still one of my favourites. Non original fork but I prefer the full chrome to the half celeste. Of all my bikes this one gets the most attention when out on the road. On it's very first ride two people stopped me to chat about the bike. I guess the celeste color makes them instantly recognizable. It's a bit small at 58 therefore I didn't cut the steerer, hence the spacers.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby redrover3 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:28 pm

Photos, that's better. Nice one LOSB.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:25 pm

Your Bianchi has certainly grabbed my attention 'Lots Of Steel Bikes'. I do like the chromed front fork as well. A Bianchi of this vintage is definitely on my wish list.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby dubrat » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:25 am

I know you picked it up last night Mungbean... Show us the pics
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:10 pm

dubrat, only a frame, so nothing really to show. as usual, it'll take me a year to half-finish it, so if you have one, show it off - don't wait for me!
incidentally, it looks quite similar to LOSB's above. here's the seller's photo:
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however, before i get to the bianchi, i've got a modern bike to finish, and also another retro bike.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby Kermit TF » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:24 pm

That chunk of a headstem looks like one of the characters from Star wars the phantom menace...It'll come to me in a minute.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:29 pm

munga wrote:Image

however, before i get to the bianchi, i've got a modern bike to finish, and also another retro bike.


Nice pickup Munga.

Agreed that you have to loose that carbon fork. That stems got to go too. Their both light but God their ugly.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:38 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Nice pickup Munga.

Agreed that you have to loose that carbon fork. That stems got to go too. Their both light but God their ugly.


cheers. i still have these in a drawer, so they're being put to (good) use:

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stem will be cinelli, of course. will be looking for 26.4 64-40's, as i have finally run out of good italian handlebars.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby dubrat » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:40 pm

I owe you bars Mung....

See ya at the swap
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:53 pm

Yep, I'm jealous, very jealous Munga. Very nice pick-up.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:00 pm

munga wrote:..i still have these in a drawer, so they're being put to (good) use:

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The old Repco with a Bianchi fork trick :lol:
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby Discodan » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:26 pm

Here's my recent build, apologies for the crappy photo. I've racked up 1,000k on it now and I'm really loving it

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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:47 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Nice pickup Munga.

Agreed that you have to loose that carbon fork. That stems got to go too. Their both light but God their ugly.

I want that carbon fork. Perfect looking size for my frame, and I've got the bars you're looking for too.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:47 pm

Discodan wrote:Here's my recent build, apologies for the crappy photo. I've racked up 1,000k on it now and I'm really loving it

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every time i see it, i think of ricky bobby. 8)
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:51 pm

QuangVuong wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:Nice pickup Munga.

Agreed that you have to loose that carbon fork. That stems got to go too. Their both light but God their ugly.

I want that carbon fork. Perfect looking size for my frame, and I've got the bars you're looking for too.



there are plenty of 64-40's out there. i'll source some locally, thanks.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby t-rav » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:07 pm

Munga I've got a few 40's, way to narrow for me. I'll bring them to the swap meet.
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