These are the only years Bianchi made a Triomphe equipped bike. Im not in it for the profit, just like the looks of a well designed and built bike with a little history behind it. A full carbon fork with a 1. Edit: it's hard to see, but the chainstay cable stop is on top of the chainstay -- not below it. This still goes on in many small shops. You will need to submit pictures. I need identifying this Bianchi frame.
I also see the Ambrosio Elite rims. In 1980, the Bianchi trademark was taken over by Piaggio Group. The company had been taking steps to make it harder for makers of cheap bicycles to copy Raleigh parts. Absalon, the rising star of the off-road, besides the honour placement in the Under 23 World Cup, scores a wonderful triplet of wins in the prestigious Allianz Cup. Most manufacturers went offshore with their frame builds.
I believe it was standing in a dry cellar for the last 20 years or so, when I saw its condition I had to have it. This frame uses internal cable routing for a smooth clean look and is both mechanical and electronic geared compatible. Bianchi dealers are excellent stores of information about old or classic Bianchi bicycles. I didn't want to complicate this post anymore, but I suspected that was exactly what happened. No idea about Columbus though. It's a good thing the frame is so greasy as I'm sure it saved the bike from rust, which is 99% rust free.
Also, sorry for the gigantic pictures, and for the subpar dusty lens cell phone picture quality Well, I haven't been able to nail down the year and model, but the rear derailleur is Nuovo Gran Sport, which dates your bike 1975-1985 and cranks and hubs look to be Triomphe; 1985-1990 or so. So, are you saying the Nuovo Gran Sport was post-Gran Sport? One of the main advantages of this new means of transport was stability: no acrobatics were need to keep balance. I have to admit like few others the first time I saw the frame I was immediately thinking of the norco vps. Design cues from the Aquila time trial bike are still present, including an aero fork plus integrated seatpost clamp. They're just nice bikes that always ride really well. A professional bicycle mechanic with more than ten years experience at various Midwestern shops, Septer studied at Kent State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English.
Bianchi, the world's oldest bicycle manufacturing company still in existence, will be celebrating it's 125th anniversary this year. Marque enthusiasts use records of shop ledgers that recorded dates sold and frame numbers, and then calculate the ages of other bicycles by comparing them with known frame numbers. Likewise taking a few pictures and posting on this forum may help. I doubt they will go much higher. I was bidding on several sets of Campy C-record era levers, but ended up sticking with the gran-compe levers currently installed. Bianchi is protagonist also on-track with the champion from Bergamo Vera Carrara, who at the World Championship in Melbourne Australia ranks second in the World Point Race Competition.
Bianchi manufactured racing machines and machines for average cyclists as well, reports the late Sheldon Brown, noted bicycle authority. I understand that bikes get be updated, but why would one switch out every single component on the bike just 1-2 years after they bought it? If you can help in any way by contributing to this research, please get in touch. I have no idea what it is, but the size is 59cms. Note that there are no eyelets. I've tried to arrange the pictures with the most identifying characteristics first.
The stripped frames could sit in back rooms for a few years until there was a need for them, then built up with the components of the day. I'm going to have to disagree with velomateo a little. Something about your photos makes it look pre-1989 to my eyes. Rear belt slot fits up to 1. In 1895, Edoardo Bianchi was invited to Court, at Villa Reale in Monza: Queen Margaret had heard about his original bicycle and was eager to learn how to ride it. If anyone else has any input on this bike please let me know! Weighs about 100g more apparently than a 531st frame. Someone on this forum suggested mine was a fake.
Lets hope that is an indication that special anniversary products will be coming our way this year. Have fun fixing it up and making it your bike. The Frenchman wins the World Cup within Under 23, then he gains the France Cup and triumphs at the European Championship. The Gran Sport was released in 1973 and ended with the C-Record era in about 1985. Also don't remember many spec'd Shimano at all back then. The original Gran Sport was released in 1951 and continued to about 1967-1968 possibly longer off catalog.
Bianchi Dealer Assistance Many bicycle shops have existed for some time, and most bicycle shops loyally sell the same brand for many years. The stripped frames could sit in back rooms for a few years until there was a need for them, then built up with the components of the day. So the question is, does a frame make a model, components make the model, or do the two have to be combined to make model. Most manufacturers went offshore with their frame builds. Shouldn't matter too much tho, just ride it and have fun! Its open top provides quick and convenient access. Cycling legend Fausto Coppi rode aboard a celeste Bianchi, according to the Bianchi website. The overall condition of the bike is okay - not great.