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Old Celeste/ New Celeste(11 posts)

Old Celeste/ New CelesteMR_GRUMPY
May 30, 2003 6:58 AM
Does anyone know when Bianchi changed the Celeste color from the old sky blue Celeste to the new green Celeste ?
I wonder if they will ever make "Real" bikes again in the Racing Department.
I've never seen blue Celestetarwheel
May 30, 2003 8:23 AM
All of the Bianchis I have seen are what I would describe as aqua green. Several years ago, Bianchi started adding a pearlescent top coat over the Celeste green. I bought some Celeste paint from Bianchi USA a couple years ago to touch up my frame, and it comes in two cans. The base coat is the classic Celeste green, and the top coat is the pearl.

Are you saying, though, that older Bianchis were actually sky blue? I have seen older Bianchis (from the 40s and early 50s) for sale on eBay and they were all Celeste green.
I've seen pictures of old Bianchi's that were sky blueMR_GRUMPY
May 30, 2003 10:57 AM
After all, how often do you see a green sky.
May 30, 2003 3:27 PM
"After all, how often do you see a green sky."

Back in the 60's I once saw a yellow-green sunset over New Jersey. I'm not sure what was more surprising: the color, or the fact that the pollution over New York had cleared enough to see the sunset at all.
like this?tarwheel
Jun 6, 2003 10:56 AM
$70 at
re: Old Celeste/ New Celestewspokes
May 30, 2003 11:20 AM
Hmmm, make "real" in steel lugged framesets!! I hope someday they do. I have several Bianchis from the 90s. They will be remembered as the final days of the steel lugged frames....
re: Old Celeste/ New CelesteMR_GRUMPY
May 30, 2003 1:02 PM
I still use my early 90's TSX frame as a TT bike.
Jun 3, 2003 8:17 AM
the spray touch up I recently bought matches my 2000 EV2 and my 1980 Rekord:

Real racing bikes? What about the EV4?

There isn't anything wrong with riding on a beer can.MR_GRUMPY
Jun 3, 2003 10:41 AM
Beer can bikes are alright, I've got one also. I've got a tig welded steel bike that rides better than the TSX Bianchi, but it's still not the same. If I still weighed 160 pounds, I would ride the Bianchi all the time.
94/95 nmnoveread
Jun 13, 2003 7:38 AM
Oh yeah, if you need the earlier tint for touch-up...noveread
Jun 13, 2003 7:41 AM
Contact the Yellow Jersey here in Madison, WI.

They are a great shop for retro stuff in general.