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    1980 Bianchi and 1994 Yeti

    Just cleaned up and converted to single speed my 1980 Bianchi and 1994 Yeti Ultimate, bought both new. The Bianchi was repainted about 15 years ago, the Ultimate is original paint. Both haven't seen much action in about a decade and I'm just getting back into cycling and resurrected these. Posted the Ultimate in the Yeti forum but thought you retro grouches might like to see them














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    Ummm you don't really need those bikes do you? They are OLD and there is only one speed and they are rigid. I'll PM you my address so you can send them to me.

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    Clean builds...very nice!

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    Sorry but all my old bikes are going to grow old with me

    My newest bike is a '98 Klein Mantra! But I may spring for a 29er soon just to see if all the hoopla about it is true.

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    Looks like you take fine care of your bikes.

    Clean builds on both. Very nice!
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    Thanks guys. I bought the Bianchi when I was 13 and put allot of miles on it with my wool shorts and jerseys and countless things being thrown at me from rednecks.

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    They are both 'too' clean. You need to ride them in the dirt....
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    Quote Originally Posted by iviguy
    They are both 'too' clean. You need to ride them in the dirt....
    That's why I snapped the pics!

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    lovely... both. got to love bianchis.
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    The Bianchi is very cool!
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    Sweet, very sweet. Didn't realize Yeti was still building the Ultimate as late as '94.

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    That Bianchi is a beauty.

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    Good job! Your Bianchi is awesome!

    Your build of the Bianchi is really top class. What year is the frame? Do you find the brakes adequate for riding off-road, and what pads are you using? Looks like there is plenty of tire clearance at the fork blades and the seat stays. How is the clearance at the chainstays? What size tires are those? The YETI is also a top class build! Thanks for posting.

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    Thanks! The Frame is a 1980, I bought it as a complete bike, can't remember the model but it had a Campy Nuovo record group and Columbus tubing. I'm running 700x32 conti twister's and max tire size I estimate would be 35 but probably with very little clearance. I'm running old Modolo sidepulls with the original pads that are hard as rocks now, will be replacing with something else very soon, but they are adequate, I don't weigh very much.

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    Wow, that Bianchi, mmmmm. The Yeti is super cool, but not sure that it is an ideal single speed candidate. E-stays were supposed to eliminate chain slap and to my eyes the cable stops on the top tube look lonely. Still a beautiful bike.
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    No worries, I still have all the stuff to convert it back including the XT 7 speed thumb shifters if or once this whim passes.

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    that Yeti looks real nice. Like the look of the cranks and the chainring.

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    The Race Face cranks are the larger bolt pattern and pre-dated the Race Face Turbine LP's. It also has a very strange looking spider and are 177.5 mm long, I haven't seen another one like it. The bash guard is new though.

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    Bianchi

    That Bianchi is beautiful! I'm building one exactly the same way, maybe no knobbies. what is the serial number on that bike and where is it stamped? I'm trying to date mine and could use some help

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    Very,very nice bikes,love the Yeti.

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    good God I love old celeste Bianchis....well done sir.

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    love that Bianchi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offroadrover View Post
    Just cleaned up and converted to single speed my 1980 Bianchi and 1994 Yeti Ultimate, bought both new. The Bianchi was repainted about 15 years ago, the Ultimate is original paint. Both haven't seen much action in about a decade and I'm just getting back into cycling and resurrected these. Posted the Ultimate in the Yeti forum but thought you retro grouches might like to see them













    What gears are you running on the ultimate.

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    In the head! You have to shoot them in the head!
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    Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    In the head! You have to shoot them in the head!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    In the head! You have to shoot them in the head!
    I mean what "gear ratio" are you running on the yeti? I forgot people are sensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximo View Post
    I mean what "gear ratio" are you running on the yeti? I forgot people are sensitive.
    Nothing wrong with your post, I was referring to this thread crawling out of the grave 4 years after it died.

    That Ultimate is a sweet looking bike though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    Nothing wrong with your post, I was referring to this thread crawling out of the grave 4 years after it died.

    That Ultimate is a sweet looking bike though.
    Lol!! Sorry dude i wasnt sure. And sorry for bringing it back to life, I was just hoping to get response because I am trying to build a single speed ultimate and looking for a magic gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximo View Post
    ... I am trying to build a single speed ultimate...
    Pix or it didn't happen...

    5 is the old new black; 6 is the new new black...

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    Haha, zombie thread.
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    I haven;t dug up old threads in a while. I'll get on that right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    Pix or it didn't happen...

    I am now just deciding to go through with it have all the parts just need to build up some wheels. I will post pics when its done.

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    The Yeti is awesome. I'd kill for some accu trax forks!!!

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