Re: [CR]Bianchi Firenze

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From: "Keith Kessel" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Bianchi Firenze
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 14:58:30 -0600

I bought a Guisseppi Bianchi as my first real racing bike in 1971 while traveling in Florence It. They had a full lightweight Camp NR bike for $240. Because of limited funds, I had to go with the Camp Valentino version for $78! It was a fine bike with Campy dropouts in the frame. No name tubing at that price, but very raceable. My friends and I bought 3 of them. They came with tipo hubs and Nisi rims with tubular tires. I eventually upgraded the bike and sold it when I lived in Austin Tx. I used it as a fixed gear bike for a time to commute to school. Those are nice bikes and not heard of much compared to Bianchi of Milano. I was too ignorant to go to Milano and check out all of the builders there. Nice reminder of the past. Merry Christmas! Keith Kessel Shreveport

>Subject: [CR]Bianchi Firenze
>Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 13:31:36 EST
>Merry Christmas all!
>While spending the holiday with my family in Western NY, I picked up an old
>Bianchi Firenze. 4 speed Gian Robert derailleur and shifters and unusual
>handlebars with built in brake levers. I have put it up on eBay and hope to
>sell before I return to Texas. Check it out at
>Happy Holidays!
>Scott McCaskey
>temporarily in snowy Buffalo NY