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    Vintage Bianchi picture thread

    Lets see those Celeste beauties!

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    Vintage Bianchi picture thread

    Here's my 1989 Bianchi Grizzly. Bought from the original owner. I replaced the housing and cleaned & greased the bearings. Rides nice and shifts great. Although there is a shudder like mother from the stock araya rims. Shimano Deore II SLR throughout.
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    That is gorgeous!!! I was looking at one that was almost identical, too bad it was just a little too big or I would have bought it.

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    Vintage Bianchi picture thread-wp_20130510_002-small.jpg

    Did not have any pics of it "in the wild" and it is not a purist build but dear lord does it ever ride nice. I also have a Superfly and an Atom Bomb that I am going to slap on it at some point, just wanting to get them both cleaned up a bit before I try them out.

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    I apologize for the random parts selection, it's a go-er not a show-er.

    Just my luck, last month I found a small crack above the non drive side bottom bracket. They say titanium is durable... At least it's repairable. Some celeste has to be sacrificed for the greater good.
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    That makes me super sad to hear that yours started cracking. I absolutely love that frame.

    You getting it fixed I hope?

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    Vintage Bianchi picture thread

    Not a mtb but this is as vintage as it gets. 1940's Bianchi.










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    It looks like those pics were stolen off the web? Would that happen to be your bike? If so, how is it shifting that thing? I've always loved that incarnation of the rear derailleur... Awesome Bianchi, and definitely qualifies as VRC.

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    That's gorgeous-Early Tulio Campagnolo tech!

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    Vintage Bianchi picture thread

    Not mine but it was on eBay a few weeks ago. It's beautiful! It sold for $4000 or so. I had to save photos of it.

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    The long gone and awesome Scott Taylor, mechanic for the Bianchi/martini racing team in the late 90', hell of a guy, incredible boss and a great friend too, we work on tons of Bianchi's at the shop (south san francisco, Ca) including a bunch of their race bikes, plus deal with "Pat la belle" many times (the Bianchi rep for the area)

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    Vintage Bianchi picture thread

    Not sure what happened to my original pics I posted of my 1989 Grizzly so here they are again.










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    Vintage Bianchi picture thread

    Back by popular demand is the 1940's vintage Bianchi. Here's all the photos I have. It really is a work of art.












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    Vintage Bianchi picture thread

    The rest...












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    A big fan of the celeste color and of Bianchi mountain bikes, but yours needs knobby. Just saying...

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    Vintage Bianchi picture thread

    Lol! That's what I said, it now sports Conti Traffic knobby tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAGASAN View Post
    Back by popular demand is the 1940's vintage Bianchi. Here's all the photos I have. It really is a work of art.
    Lord have mercy, ain't that nice

    What's hanging under the seat?
    I Just Wasn't Made For These Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    What's hanging under the seat?
    A cork, for in case you tend to lose your sh!t trying to shift that while riding...

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    I had this bike in the mid-late 80's. I loved my Grizzley! I rode the sh!t out of it. I remember riding in Southern Mass and going over my bars; my bike went end-over-end down a large hill. I later brought it with me to Spain, but the chainstay broke. I still have a bunch of the parts!

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    Here you go
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    fjforrest - HAHAHAHAHA, look up a little bit earlier in the thread and you will see the Super Grizzly I was telling you about over text yesterday!!!! Small world!!

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    Non Celeste Bianchi

    It's a Bianachi, it's not celeste, It's old but at least it's mine...

    ...1961 all original* Bianchi Specialissima, in copper red

    *The original owner swapped out the brakes for Super 68s and I glued up new tubulars

    Highlights include second generation 151 crankset, cable stop front derailleur, integrated headset, Record 3/16th Con Sfere bottom bracket, original color matching brake cable housing....
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    That is one sweet bike. a 56?
    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    It's a Bianachi, it's not celeste, It's old but at least it's mine...

    ...1961 all original* Bianchi Specialissima, in copper red

    *The original owner swapped out the brakes for Super 68s and I glued up new tubulars

    Highlights include second generation 151 crankset, cable stop front derailleur, integrated headset, Record 3/16th Con Sfere bottom bracket, original color matching brake cable housing....
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims 80's vintage 32 or 36
    Salsa or similar stem. 1" threadless. 120 with rise.

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    That Cambrio Corsa shifting is fascinating - never knew something like that existed.

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    My late 80's Grizzly.

    Served as my 1st cyclocross rig. Once in awhile I 'll rip around the neighborhood on it....currently living a life of retirement on my garage wall. Vintage Suntour command (butterfly) shifters.



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