Re: [CR]Bianchi ID Help........

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From: "Diane Feldman" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Bianchi ID Help........
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 15:58:31 -0700

Early 80's Specialissima/Campione d'Italia, my guess. They looked great in black! David Feldman

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Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 3:18 PM
Subject: [CR]Bianchi ID Help........

> Greetings Cr'ers,
> I bought a Bianchi frame and fork this weekend from a LBS who took it in on a
> Cannondale frame trade ("New Lamps For Old.....").
> I'm trying to identify it and need some assistance from the Bianchi experts
> among us, although from my experience, it looks like a pretty nice frame.
> Here are the identifying characteristics:
> 1. Chainstays are 3/4 chrome with Campagnolo dropouts; 126 spacing.
> 2. The seat stays are engraved with Bianchi (script) at the ends (the seat
> lug end).
> 3. The bottom bracket has under cable routing (channels cast into the
> shell); Bianchi is cast into the bottom of the shell (block lettered); the
> bottom bracket has what I would describe as "webbing" (sort of like
> Waterfords have) with a hole for the derailleur cable to pass through; "B"
> is cast on each side of the chain stay lugs.
> 4. The lower head tube lug has a "B" cast into the top portion.
> 5. External brake cable routing.
> 6. Chain hanger; pump peg on the head tube.
> 7. No frame tubing decals, but the fork (chrome) has Columbus decals with
> the Columbus logo on each fork crown, which are semi-sloping.
> 8. It's Celeste (what else!) and the serial number (or at least the only
> number on the bottom bracket which is not the size) is 076.
> Any thoughts???


> Thanks,


> Chuck Brooks

> Malta, NY