Bianchi Appreciation Society

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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:57 pm

cool, i have some 64-42's but they're pretty trashed on the logo's. i'll bring them for you to see. i think i bought them from LG a coupla years ago.
Dan has a set of something 46cm wide if you're interested.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby Discodan » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:21 am

munga wrote:
every time i see it, i think of ricky bobby. 8)
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Yep, a shocking piece of marketing. No great surprise that they renamed it the Vigorelli after a couple of years, a lot more Italy and a lot less Alabama
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:43 am

Shake and bake!
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:12 pm

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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:13 pm

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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:35 pm

Does anyone have links to brochures / catalogues?

i have seen:

http://www.velobase.com/resource_tools/ ... scans.aspx

and

http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/my_bianchi/catalogs.htm

the japanese catalogues are numerous, but poor-resolution. such a shame!
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:58 pm

was lucky enough to find a fairly suitable replacement fork:

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happy happy joy joy!!

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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:16 am

Fork arrived today.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:08 pm

..and apart from needing about 10mm-12mm take off the steerer length, it looks a ripper.
contemplating some silver spacers and telling everyone 'it's because of my bad back'. ;)
"i will post pictures soon".
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby rkelsen » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:02 pm

Some very nice bikes in this thread. Well done All.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:30 am

fitted new fork last night. looks perfect!
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby redrover3 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:37 pm

Fork suits it. I like your blue rims. They work well with the decals.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:11 pm

rkelsen wrote:Some very nice bikes in this thread. Well done All.

Very odd though that so far only three bikes have featured.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby mitchy_ » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:23 pm

not mine, but i love it...

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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:08 am

Lots of steel bikes wrote:
rkelsen wrote:Some very nice bikes in this thread. Well done All.

Very odd though that so far only three bikes have featured.


Here's one I posted in 2006 - my first post in this forum in fact. I was enquiring about the year of production. I've since answered my own question - 1982. Since then I've sold it then re-bought it. It's a Columbus Tre-tubed Campione del Mondo with mainly Campy Nuovo Record. This model was raced by the Belgian team.

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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:17 am

That is one very nice looking bike Gary. Even got the dust caps still.

Like many others, a Bianchi is certainly something i'd love in my shed one day.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:37 pm

You've got to start somewhere!!!!!!

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Bottom bracket cup has sheared off and left some in the bb shell. Will see how i go removing it, but the rest of the bike seems in good condition.

I didn't really need another mountain bike frame, but did need a Bianchi :) even though its not really the kind I want :(
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:51 pm

It is a Bianchi so it's a good place to 'start' as you say. It does sound like it is very possible to revive the BB shell and build it up again. Best of luck.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby bog1953 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:18 am

GaryF that Bianchi is very nice !!!!
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:37 am

ahhhh, would've been a nice CX build if it was the case… 26" wheeler it is :)
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:56 am

vaeske wrote:ahhhh, would've been a nice CX build if it was the case… 26" wheeler it is :)


650b wheels would fit well i reckon but i'm not going to overinvest in it :) I've got some old 26" 9spd wheels and might turn it into a 1x9 with drop bars.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:21 am

utedeej wrote:
vaeske wrote:ahhhh, would've been a nice CX build if it was the case… 26" wheeler it is :)


650b wheels would fit well i reckon but i'm not going to overinvest in it :) I've got some old 26" 9spd wheels and might turn it into a 1x9 with drop bars.

A Nitto Dirt Drop bar and stem would look awesome with big fat 26" tyres.
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:31 am

singlespeedscott wrote:
utedeej wrote:
vaeske wrote:ahhhh, would've been a nice CX build if it was the case… 26" wheeler it is :)


650b wheels would fit well i reckon but i'm not going to overinvest in it :) I've got some old 26" 9spd wheels and might turn it into a 1x9 with drop bars.

A Nitto Dirt Drop bar and stem would look awesome with big fat 26" tyres.


I've actually got a WTB dirt drop but it is 31.8, so i'd have to put an extender on, then use a ahead stem.

I'm liking the fat tyres idea. (while still saying to himself don't overcapitalize, don't overcapitalize...............)
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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:31 pm

utedeej wrote:I've actually got a WTB dirt drop but it is 31.8, so i'd have to put an extender on, then use a ahead stem.

I'm liking the fat tyres idea. (while still saying to himself don't overcapitalize, don't overcapitalize...............)

Dont use an aheadset adapter dodge. Scout around on eBay and find an old Nitto made 1" dirt drop riser stem, with a 26mm clamp, and a set of RM-13 Dirt drop bars.

I got a Specialised branded Nitto dirt drop stem, with the canti cable hanger hole :D , and some RM-13 bars for under $100.

Here they are setup on my commuter

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Re: Bianchi Appreciation Society

Postby utedeej » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:38 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
utedeej wrote:I've actually got a WTB dirt drop but it is 31.8, so i'd have to put an extender on, then use a ahead stem.

I'm liking the fat tyres idea. (while still saying to himself don't overcapitalize, don't overcapitalize...............)

Dont use an aheadset adapter dodge. Scout around on eBay and find an old Nitto made 1" dirt drop riser stem, with a 26mm clamp, and a set of RM-13 Dirt drop bars.

I got a Specialised branded Nitto dirt drop stem, with the canti cable hanger hole :D , and some RM-13 bars for under $100.

Here they are setup on my commuter

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Aah, very nice setup. I know what to look out for now, and think i have a stem that will work well.

Thanks for the offer, but did you see my don't overcapitalize remark :)
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