[CR]BIANCHI-details circa 1983


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Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 21:36:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Harris <bianchipan@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Cc: bianchipan@yahoo.com
Subject: [CR]BIANCHI-details circa 1983

---I hope I haven't missed something,maybe this will
help.
I have,as most of you know a Specialissima that is
full pantograph.Bianchi U.S.A. says it is a 1983.It is
the Super Leggera model which in 1983 is top dog.I
think in 1982 there was still a Super Corsa.Which was
SR titanium and crank spider milled.The "factory"team
supposedly used the Super Leggera's.To finish
first,first you have to finish.And broken light cranks
are non-conducive to finishing at all.Now to try and
help on the issue at hand.In this time frame the stay
caps will either have bianchi or a b in a
circle.Bianchi is either a Super Corsa/Leggera.And a B
here is a little or a lot lower.On the down tube lug
there should be a B.And on both sides of the top of
the fork crown should be the same but smaller B.On the
later bikes(specialissima's) the fork crown has
bianchi on top.But the 1983 and earlier for I don't
know how long prior into the late 1970's should be as
I described.But I am no expert.Hope this helps.One
more detail is the brake bridge round or the flat
Icast type?
Harris Spracher,
Waynesboro,Va.