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    Bianchi Grizzly

    So I was talking to my brother in law about some older mtb parts. He mentioned he might have some parts of interest. So I traded a broken (but fixable) laptop and got an older (late 80's) Bianchi Grizzly. Lugged steel with a great mix of parts. In the deal I also received a box of NOS parts. Including XT canti's, LX crank, new rings and XT thumbies!! So I immediately went to the shop and started working. After cleaning, re-greasing, and re-cabling the bike this was the finished product.

    This bike was lightly used and stored, keeping all the parts in near new condition! The XT thumbies still had the protective plastic coating on the them! Not going for exact, but built for my own needs.

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    More like an 89. Bars, canties saddle, etc. are not original spec, but all in all very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    More like an 89. Bars, canties saddle, etc. are not original spec, but all in all very nice.
    Thanks! Good to have a closer date. Yeah I spec'd it out to my own needs. The Brooks looks good on any older ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DominickTranceX1
    The Brooks looks good on any older ride.
    Indeed they do.

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    Nice bike. I've always loved that color. I'd say you came out good for trading a broken laptop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pint
    Nice bike. I've always loved that color. I'd say you came out good for trading a broken laptop!
    Thanks!
    The laptop was a good trade. He is a computer whiz, so he will
    get it fixed and make out in this deal.
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    Love that color. Lugged Italian steel mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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    Sold of few of those back then. Bianchi was like our fifth line but that was a popular model.
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    Celeste. Nice.

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    Very nice frame and well done!

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    Thats a nice clean bike. I've kinda been wanting to add a lugged bike to my collection, and a Team Grizzley is on the short list. How can you go wrong with lugged Italian steel in Celeste?
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    DominickTranceX1,





    What does your fancy, new-fangled, electric trash do that my crusty, old-fashioned, non-electric model won't? You crazy kids and your high tech stuff..



    Oh yeah, very nice Bianchi too.




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    Wow, my first mountain bike was a Grizzly, almost exactly like that! Mine had the chainstay-mounted U-brake, though, which sucked. As far as it being Italian-built, I thought I had heard that Bianchi mountain bikes of that era were actually made in Taiwan..?

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    I think all the mtbs were made in Asia. Even the model above, the Super Grizzly which was all Prestige tubing was made in Taiwan. Most of the road bikes were also made in Asia. I think the Giro was the first in the model lineup with an Italian frame. If it is made in Italy it will have a cleared over decal that will says so much.

    I can't recall right off, but they maybe had a Reparto Corse mtn bike on offer in the late 80s. I know they did eventually in the 90s. Reparto Corse frames were all made in Italy
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