In 2008 I was entering my first L'Eroica. For me it was a great year in cycling. I june i did a great Paris-Roubaix a lot of other great cycling events.
Special for Paris-Roubaix i build this Bianchi:
The frame got a repaint job and put some modern stuff on the bike. Enjoy the bike!
My first intention was to use the bike as well for L'Eroica. In 2008 there where no regulations about the bike. So the new shifters en click-pedals was no problem.
But for me as a great fan of retro bikes I had to have another bike.
The travel to Italy for L'Eroica cost some money. Flight, hotel etc. So I give myself an objective to purchase a bike, wool jersey and shoes under 200 Euro!
I found this Bianchi for 75 Euro
With it's original bottle
The bike was a little more the 30 years old. The owner bought it as a student because he liked the color. But cycling was not his up off tea. But he loved the color and he keep the bike. Till his wife ordered him to clean up the garage
He put and add and I wrote him with the story about that great event in Tuscany.
He got enthusiastic and 75 Euro was ok
But I need some new hoods:
Found them for 10 Euro on the internet. Not original but they fit well
I swop the tubular wheels for cylinders. Cost zero Euro. I put on some crazy cheap Chinese tires. 10 Euro per piece and classic looks.
The gearbox came out France and for me that was ok
And what about these cranks?
I cleaned the chainwheels and the look almost new
More...................first take a whisky