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 Post subject: Bianchi. But what year?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:05 pm 
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Hi all,

New to the forum, so thought I'd introduce myself and my bike. It's my first project.

I picked up this Bianchi on eBay last month and am having trouble tracking down what model and year it is. It has been left in a garage collecting dust as it was owned from new by the sellers father who sadly pasted away a few years ago. He had intentions of keeping and using it, but never did.

I had an idea of it being late '70s. It has Huret front and rear derailleurs and from what I've found online they look to be Club II front and Eco rear - both from late '70s-early '80s. Cranks are stamped Bianchi.

Frame number is 1D05991 stamped on the head tube.

I've not seen another Bianchi with Huret gear, so not sure if they're original or not.

Anyway, here are some photos.

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I can take pics of the parts if needed.

Thanks

Bry


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:45 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:21 am
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Location: Venice, Italy
it looks like very similar to my Bianchi Rekird 745 of 1974... but probably your was a better model...or they've mounted a better crankset... on my bike there was an old 3-arms campy crankset, but the lugs and the dropouts (especially the interface between oblique seatsays and dropouts) are quite identical...
try to have a look ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:02 pm 
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Hi mattiamerca,

Thanks for the reply and apologies for my late one - I've been a very busy boy with work!

I'm still convinced its late 70s due to the braze on cable guides on the top tube. After a lot of googling I did find another Bianchi with Huret derailleurs, so they could be original.

I haven't touched the bike since I bought it, I'll get started on it in the new year, promise!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:40 pm 
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Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:51 pm
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Location: Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Hello. You can be quite sure it's from late 70's. I showed your pictures to person that was bike mechanic in that times and 100% told your bike is from that age.
He didnt recognize precisely model but its quite good quality


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:53 am 
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Thanks.

I did find images of an identical bike which was listed as 1973 Bianchi Imola.

I stripped down, cleaned and regreased the front wheel yesterday - so I've made a start on it!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:32 pm 
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Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:26 am
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Location: Rupert's Land
Hello Bry,

I have read that for frame numbers on the head tube, the first digit is for the year of manufacture of the frame. So 1971. I think Bianchi moved their frame numbers to the BB later on, so maybe not 1981.

you may find more help here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vinta ... ation.html


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:37 am 
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Thanks dihummer. I shall have a look through the link.


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