"stopped at a resale shop and picked up a beautiful bianchi, tripple butted columbus tubing and fork....The bad part, it's too big for me"
Do what I do with bikes that are too big. Stick one leg through the main triangle and pedal!! Makes for interesting cornering.
I can relate, I have a 60s Claud Butler frame that I want to build up sooo bad. Since the plan is too ride it (even if it is at my monthly vintage ride) and the bike is too big for me, I think I must give it up so another bike crazy fanatic of appropriate height can enjoy it. Anyone have a 52cm or so frame they want to trade?
I'll be there shortly in
San Diego, CA