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    Bianchi Super Grizzly 1988

    Hi,

    Have had this for some years now, but this is the first time I'm putting up pics.

    I believe Super Grizzly was Bianchi's top of the line mtb, with Deore XT all through. I'm not sure if she's a 1987 or a 1988, maybe someone out there can tell me? Not all parts are original, and if i remember correctly, it had Rollercams when I got it.

    The double U-brakes are pretty cool I think, and you get decent braking power with the 4-finger levers Sorry about the tyres, but she's a rider, and I think black tyres go ok together with the celeste green and black parts.


    Frame: Lugged Bianchi Super Grizzly 21", Celeste green (don't know what the tubing is)

    Fork: Bianchi

    Headset: Deore XT 1"
    Stem: Tioga T-bone
    Grips: Ritchey

    Brakes: Deore XT U-brakes
    Brake Pads: Deore XT
    Brake Levers: Deore XT 4-finger

    Shifters: Deore XT 6-speed thumbies
    Front Derailleur: Deore XT
    Rear Derailleur: Deore XT
    Cassette: Deore XT
    Chain: Deore XT
    Cranks: Deore XT
    Chainrings: Deore XT, biopace
    Pedals: Deore XT

    Rims: Ritchey Vantage
    Hubs: Deore XT
    Tyres: Kenda

    Saddle: Ritchey Logic
    Seatpost: Deore XT
    Seatpost Binder: Deore XT

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    That's absolutely stunning. I'm jealous

    Some of those used the Super Set. I'm not a Bianchi expert, however.

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    I always liked those. Tough but reasonably light frame with some of the toughest parts shimano ever made. Very nice and sharp looking too.
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    I really like that one, I'm a sucker for the Celeste color. Get some Timbuk 2s from FFB to keep it period correct and still keep it as a rider.

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    That's one of my vintage grail mtb's - some day.

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    Thanks guys


    I'm thinking of putting a pair of rollercams back on, and maybe some skinwalls, we'll see. I have a set of Timbuk II's somewhere, but don't know if they're still viable. Tyre clearence is also pretty minimal (practically nonexistant..) with the Kendas, so there's a fair amount of rub on the chainstays when turning harder.


    Does anybody know how to tell if it's a '87 or a '88? Info on old Bianchi mtb's is pretty scarce on the web..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Does anybody know how to tell if it's a '87 or a '88? Info on old Bianchi mtb's is pretty scarce on the web..
    You can check your date codes on the Shimano components here;http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm
    This thread and your serial number may be of assist;http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=bianchi+seria

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    What a beautifull bike! Thanks for sharing the photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    You can check your date codes on the Shimano components here;http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm
    This thread and your serial number may be of assist;http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=bianchi+seria
    Can't remember which of the components are original as I have changed most of them, but that serial number thread seems good - thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by awun View Post
    What a beautifull bike! Thanks for sharing the photos!

    Thanks for the kind words

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