Bianchi Serial Number Location

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Bianchi Serial Number Location

Postby TonyMax » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:18 pm

Folks,

I've just bought a "new" Bianchi carbon 928 Mono-Q but I'm unable to find a serial number anywhere in the frame. I'm not sure what year it is, and can't find much in the way of Bianchi archives containing this bike (it's mostly Campy Athena 11 speed).

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Where should I be looking to find a serial number? Do the Fulcrums tell me that it was assembled from a frameset?

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Re: Bianchi Serial Number Location

Postby TonyMax » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:17 am

The bike also has these small stickers on both derailleurs, both wheels and both cranks (but nothing on the frame), but the square is too small to read with my phone's QR reader, any clues?

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Re: Bianchi Serial Number Location

Postby celeste boy » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:10 am

The stickers you have found are the serial nos for the groupset probably. Have you looked underneath the bottom bracket (bike upside down)?
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Re: Bianchi Serial Number Location

Postby TonyMax » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:40 am

Yep I've looked underneath the BB, does the carbon frame mean the serial number wouldn't be stamped as per a steel or alloy frame?

I've emailed Bianchi however no response yet.
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Re: Bianchi Serial Number Location

Postby ray » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:37 pm

TonyMax wrote:Yep I've looked underneath the BB, does the carbon frame mean the serial number wouldn't be stamped as per a steel or alloy frame?

I've emailed Bianchi however no response yet.


Hi,

Another option is to ring a shop that sells Bianchi or the Australian distributor Sola Sport.

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Re: Bianchi Serial Number Location

Postby TonyMax » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:28 pm

Thanks for that I emailed Sola Sport and they couldn't help either, I'll enlist the help of my LBS when I take it for its first service in a few weeks.
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Re: Bianchi Serial Number Location

Postby munga » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:21 pm

anything under the non-drive side chainstay?
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Re: Bianchi Serial Number Location

Postby TonyMax » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:28 pm

Nothing on or under either of the chainstays :(.
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Re: Bianchi Serial Number Location

Postby Duck! » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:27 pm

It's correct that carbon frames can't be stamped, so the serial number is usually on either a decal applied under the clearcoat (so it can't be peeled off without leaving an obvious mark) or stamped on an aluminium plate that is rivetted to the frame.

It's unusual that you can't find anything; a newer Bianchi that I had in for service yesterday has its number on the underside of the bottom bracket, where one would normally expect to find it.

Sola Sports haven't been the Bianchi distributor here for all that long, so it could be worth calling the former distibutor Bikesportz - they may have a bit more insight to models older than the last couple of years.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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