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Postby fyxomatosis » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:26 pm

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by BNA » Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:24 pm

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Postby xx68 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:24 pm

Great stuff Garyf ! you can't leave the treasures in the shed !

I bought a Bianchi in 94ish similar to that lovely green one ( off one of the apprentices wherei worked ( he bought it in Adelaide - and his name was Bianchi ....)
I still have my MTBthat my still girlfriend bought me .....argh thats nearly 20 years ago (1989) it gonna get a resto of sorts shortly , needs some wheels and a repaint ....if I can find the photo I'll post it . ( when it was new )
Its from Cyclesport at Thornleigh NSW .
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Postby stevendavid75 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:49 am

Gary, I have an idea.
How would you feel about having a pic of your Aussie built bikes along the same lines as you have for your Italian display, or if your lense isnt quite wide enough :wink: perhaps you could break it up into states?
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Postby GaryF » Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:23 pm

Not a bad idea - I'll have to work on it.

I'll post a group shot of my track bikes in the Fixed / Singlespeed Thread. Nothing much has happened there for a week now.
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Postby GaryF » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:42 pm

Hi xx86,

In the 90's Bianchi's were again bought into Aust. by a bloke who was a grandson or great grandson of Edoardo Bianchi. He lived in Queensland at the time. The rumour getting around was that he was a bit unreliable and eventually he stopped importing the bikes. I wonder if there is any connection?

Look forward to the MTB photo's as you do it up.

Gary.
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Postby stevendavid75 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:19 pm

i heard the bianchis had a habbit of breaking around the 90's as well.
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Postby paulau » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:20 pm

What year is the Bianchi?
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Postby GaryF » Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:44 am

Hi Paul,

The Bianchi is a 1982 Campione del Mondo model. A mid-range Bianchi that is from an era when Piaggio (Vespa motor scooters) owned Bianchi. This Bianchi era is easy to date - you can even identify which 2 week period of the year the frame was made. Mine was made within the first two weeks of 1982.

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