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 Post subject: Bent Bianchi?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:01 pm 
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Is it me, or does the front end look like it's hit something hard?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bianchi-recor ... SwhIFZmDvT

Forks look steep, and the downtube looks bent. Or is it just my dodgy mincers?

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 Post subject: Re: Bent Bianchi?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:34 pm 
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Doesn't look straight to me either and those lugs etc make it resemble a bed frame or gas pipe special


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 Post subject: Re: Bent Bianchi?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:59 pm 
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Horrid.
Bianchi is the Raleigh of Italy; plenty of gaspipe nasties produced by them too!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:36 pm 
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In the first photo it certainly looks like the downtube is bent slightly where the shifters attach, and the top tube slightly where the first cable stop is, the rake on the forks looks reduced too.
A later photo isn't as clear, but it makes me think it's had a hard impact at the front at some point.
Either that or it's a weird optical illusion....


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 Post subject: Re: Bent Bianchi?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:43 am 
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Junk!


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