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 Post subject: Bianchi find !!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:49 pm 
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There I was down at the local tip when I spotted this about to go in the skip. Liked the look of the frame and wheels so i said i would have it for the bits - got it for very little :lol:
Got it home and cleaned it up and things got better and better. Looks like I got me a Bianchi :D :D
Did a bit of research and this is what I do know
Serial number 1C04663
from under the spray can paint job is peeking that lovely celeste green
Gipieme chromed forks
Bianchi forged cranks
Hurret 10 speed Deralieurs and shifters
ITM Handlebars and stem
Universal Brakes with Modolo Flash Levers
Bianchi hubs with Mavic special sport Rims
Sheffield speed pedals
Ofmega Headset
Seatpost is well stuck!!

What I dont know;
What year / Model ( serial number indicates year ends in a 1)
What I'm going to do with it :?

Any one help?


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 Post subject: bianchi?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:02 pm 
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Wouldn't surprise me if someone 'claims' that. Unless they got their insurance payout of course.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:31 pm 
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Take off crank, turn bike upside down and with a syphon and tube fill the seatube with full strength Coco Cola....yes, I did say that.The chemicals in it are a fantastic releasing agent and after a night of it you seatpost ( in a vice and twisting the frame ) should come off.


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nice find, going to do a full restore ?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:27 pm 
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Either that or a nice SS. - What do You think? Pic below


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:29 pm 
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A nice SS for the moment so you can ride it while you source the parts.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:47 pm 
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Upside down and full of coke at the moment (the bike not me) :)

Anyone got any tips as to how to get the spray coat off without wrecking the paintwork underneath?

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 Post subject: Seatpost is well stuck!!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:11 pm 
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I had a stuck post on my Klein Alu on Alu NIGHTMARE!!!!

But found out that using household ammonia dissolves aluminium oxide. It took a full weekend of dripping it in though. Make sure you wear a mask and gloves it's not very nice stuff. I bought a syringe from the chemist and attached a straw on it to inject into the frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:20 pm 
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Well the coke didnt work so moved on to some industrial drain cleaner that is said to shift almost anything - has a high percentage of sulfuric acid !!
Got to be really careful with it though - actually generates heat when its working!!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:19 pm 
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Seatpost is out - in a hundred pieces!!! - only took about 3 hours :x :x

Paintwork under the spray job is a bit of a mess so may go for a powder coat - is there a RAL number for Celeste or do I just have to get as close as I can?

all help appreciated
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