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Astrale by Bianchi

Bike tags: Road bike | Araya | Astrale | Bianchi | road bike
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Chro-mo 58cm / 1970's

Racing drop bars with stock stem

stock fork and headset

27x1.25 wheel with Araya hub and rim.

27x1.25 wheel with Araya hub and rim.

stock crankset with stock bottom bracket

Schwinn gel seat with stock post / changed seat again to a Scott racing seat.

Sunrise road pedals with toe clips / Bell replacement chain.

stock stem mount friction shifter / stock Shimano RS derailers

stock brakes front and rear with aero levers.


Bought this bike for five bucks out of long term storage in an old man's greenhouse. Was pretty much a basket case. Spent most of that winter stripping it down, cleaning and rebuilding. Lots of metal polish was used to help the original parts shine again. Could not find a factory (contacted Bianchi), or reproduction decal kit anywhere (most had not even heard of Astrale by Bianchi), so I put on Bianchi lettering. The bike rides and shifts like new. I know the stock black paint would have been more more accurate, but this is a lower end road bike, and besides, I like red.

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