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Bianchi Campione D'Italia

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1988 or 1989 Bianchi Campione D'Italia Columbus made in italy

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got an awesome deal on this bike. rides really well for an oldie, and will be much lighter after i put a decent wheelset on it. the fork has flip flop paint and looks purple, blue or green depending on the light.

Its got trick Modolo brakes never seen them before. Anyone else have these?

Suntour shifters and deralluers marked "Quattro" if anyone has info about these i would like to know more about them.

People who friended this bike jared dylan, davestradamus, bobberelli, per.k

Bianchi (comma?) Quattro

Hi, davestradamus,
I have a Bianchi, circa 1987, with a "Quattro" decal on the top tube, and it is indeed tricked out with SunTour Quattro goodies, almost a full gruppo. The exceptions are the brake levers (Modolo - and they seemed to drag, so I replaced them with inexpensive aftermarkets which seem much smoother).
I can't imagine a sweeter frame. It's stickered 'Chromor,' Foderi on the forks, Speciali Reinforzati, Doppio Spessori on the seat tube). The Quattro shifting and braking are so smooth I'm having a problem imagining how the technology could have improved in subsequent decades!
Well... ok, I can see how down-tube shifters *might* be bettered by those nifty brake-lever thingies... And I did add modern clipless pedals.
Then again, I love old, fun and functional: Quattro mechanicals seem to be all three. Attached to my baby, they're like fine jewelry: all the more beautiful for being worn and used.
:-)
chellissima
Joy tinged in celeste green ;-)

Bianchi Campione d'Italia and 'Quattro'...?

By any chance, are these essentially the same model, frame/marketing-wise?
There's another Campione d'Italia on this site that could be a clone of my bike, excepting a decal or two...

chellissima
Joy tinged in celeste green ;-)

That's MY ride...

I have the exact same bike, though mine is a 53cm. I'm guessing your's is a 56-57cm? I purchased mine new in '90, the salesman told me it was the prior year's model. My research over the years has given me this: the Suntour Quattro group on this bike was upper tier for Suntour, as shift levers should indicate that they are switchable from indexed to friction shifting. This was a rather progressive innovation at the time, and was considered quite reliable. I also have the Modolo brakes. I fried the rear hub years ago, and at the time I decided to perform a full overhaul/upgrade: threadless headset, carbon fork, Mavic Open Pro rims on Campy Record hubs, Campy Racing T 9-speed drivetrain with front triple, Deda Magic bar and stem... According to the original brochure I received with the bike, it was 22.5 lbs new, I know I dropped it at least 1.5 lbs between wheels and fork alone. Absolutely sweet ride at this point.

Daily commute on an '89 Bianchi, '95 GT LTS for rough stuff, '07 Jamis Dakota custom build for all else at the moment.

Bianchi

Is that columbus tubing?

Do you remember what you paid for it new?

Nice ride

Those are some nice Modolo areo brakes, I have a set of "Speedy" brakes on my vintage Trek, but never saw those.



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