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I lucked into a Bianchi Campione D'Ital... & was wondering..(2 posts)

I lucked into a Bianchi Campione D'Ital... & was wondering..mr tornado head
Aug 24, 2001 2:49 AM
It's about '87-'88... judging by the "Bianchi campione del mondo
1986 - 1987 colorado springs" sticker. Anyways, as I am not too familiar with older Bianchis yet, wondered if anyone could be of help, esp. the components: Ofmega... reputation (der are "Master")? At the moment they seem to work well, just need degreased and cleaned up but should I trust them or better off to replace? Good places to go to get more info on these? Rims are pretty true, mainly needs calipers, levers and brake cables and a good cleaning from sitting so long.

For the record, I traded a 6-7 year old Specialized HardRock GX (rigid, kinda bottom of the line but in vgc) that I just paid $50 for, for the Bianchi. I was going to not trade, but it wasn't going to get the attention it needs... the Celeste got to me, lugged steel frame, ALE clips-n-straps. Rims are pretty true, mainly needs calipers, levers and brake cables and a good cleaning from sitting so long.
What Italians thought was entry level race stuff.MB1
Aug 24, 2001 6:10 AM
This what I speculate you have. Memory may be failing though.

Pretty good components but low endish. About like Shimano targa with more durability.

The frame might not be butted but should be full chromoly. Tap the length of the top and down tubes, if the pitch changes about 1-2 inches from the lugs it is butted. Not bad for an investment of $50.00.