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1983 Piaggio/Bianchi road bike

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Bianchi lugged steel

ITM bars and stem

Bianchi steel fork, Campagnolo Record headset

Velocity Aerohead/Campagnolo Athena hub

Velocity Aerohead OC/ Campagnolo Athena hub/Regina Syncro "Oro" 6-spd freewheel

Ofmega "Super Competizione" / Ofmega BB

Selle Italia Flite, Campagnolo 2-bolt Nuovo Record post

vintage Campy road pedals, Regina chain

Original Campagnolo 990 derailleurs -- smooth as the day I bought them!

Purchased new in 1983 at Bianchi factory store in Milan, Italy. I raced this bike through high school and have put something in the neighborhood of 20K miles on it. I have made many parts swaps over the years, and am planning a return to some of the vintage bits (thank you Ebay!). Added in 2008 were a pair of handbuilt wheels from Peter White Cycles in New Hampshire...vintage Campagnolo Athena hubs belonging to my grandfather mated with Velocity Aerohead (front) and Aerohead OC (rear) rims with double-butted Wheelsmith spokes. Smooth!

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wowowowowow vintage

wowowowowow vintage Athena!
Belissima! The celeste pedals are the stuff that dreams are made of! Your bike is truly amazing so please do not convert it into a fixie. Bikes that get converted to fixed never cut to be a true road bike. I'm not an expert, but road is superior. Any Bianchi that has the honor of being painted celeste was considered high end and truly representative of the Bianchi aesthetics.

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Absolutely beautiful. Bikes

Absolutely beautiful. Bikes with a history are particularly rad!

very nice

vintage bianchis make me happy... love the handlebars

verrrry nice bike

verrrry nice bike

Nice old bike...

but rebirth it as a fixed. She'll love you for it.

I might just...

...do that. It's something I've been thinking about for a long time. Really, the whole thing depends on whether I can find an affordable BB in Italian threading that has a decent spindle length for good chainline (a Phil Wood is too expensive for my blood!).

NICE!

Takes my breath away, and the fact that you bought it while in Italy...all the better. Welcome to Velospace Jack.

Thanks...

...I bought it with some money from my very first job. Now, 46 jobs later and a bunch of years, I still have it! I'd hang it above my fireplace if my wife would let me!!



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