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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:05 am 

Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:53 pm
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Hi all

I've inherited an old Bianchi racer from my Dad, wondering if anyone can help with identifying which model it is, rough age etc.

Pictures are attached, spec as far as I can tell is:

10 speed with Sachs Huret rear mech (front is Tiagra but replaced at some point)
Gear levers on downtube are Simplex
Weinmann Type 500 brakes
Ofmega crank
Ambrosio 19 Extra wheels (original ?)
Stamp on top of headtube is 557135, can't find any other model markings other than the generic Bianchi graphics.

I am thinking that this bike is from the 70's, only because I think I remember him getting it in the early 80s second hand when I was 10 or so years old ! :-0

Thanks for any help


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:55 pm 
Retro Guru

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Looks like a Sprint 28C though your age profile makes me question my answer. I had a 28C in the mid 80's and it came with Ofmega drivetrain, Simplex shifters, weinmann brakes & levers & Ambrosio wheels. I'm not convinced that the 28C was available in the 70's though? 84ish though for sure as I hassled my folks for two years and got mine in 86 I think. They sold them at Halfords of all places!! Went into the skip about 3 years ago as the frame was bent! Yours looks 100% identical to mine and I remember that saddle & pump! Good memories - gave me my first taste of freedom that bike!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:53 pm
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great looking bike. That's right up my street.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:24 am 
rBoTM Winner
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The Bianchi decals seen on your bike started in 1983 so you can begin there for an ID, Based on the kit and the lugs Your bike its a lower to mid range model but with some nice accessories. In fact the Celeste colored Silca pump and matching Bianchi bottle coud bring good money on the Bay. (I sold a similar Bianchi pump for $100 usd)

Still it would make a nice rider so have fun

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:38 pm 

Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:53 pm
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Thanks for the info guys, the bike is too big for both me and my Dad so going to put it up for sale as it's just garage furniture. No wonder he never rode it though, he's 5'8" and just measured the frame at 60-61cm ! I ride a 54cm and taller than him lol

PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:06 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:21 am
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Hi there. I am happy you posted this as I have just acquired an identical one and was uncertain what it is.
Yours looks to be in better condition than mine - have you sold it? Are you looking for a buyer - I would be interested. :)

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