[CR]RE: Bianchi F&F outed by Gabus

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Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 07:13:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Riccardo Bulissimo" <rbulissimo-bike@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]RE: Bianchi F&F outed by Gabus

Jack Gabus outed an old Bianchi f&f (E-bay # 7184630516 that got my radar up, so a question. Are we sure about the age and quality level?

Look at the headset picture. I thought the high-end integrated headset was different than what is shown. See how the crown race is shown on the fork, with the "ghost line" on the bottom cup where I remember the two pieces of the "high-end" headset would come together. I remember a cheaper version Bianchi that employed a headset made to resemble the "good" one but was like this. Also the top nut/cone/race assembly looks cheaper.

So (Ed Litton, got your ear's on?) anybody care to set me straight? The old C-R magic (or maybe V-R magic since I reawoke my old jones for a Specialissima faux 60's-but-madef-extra tall-for-a-galoot) is working on me again and this thing is 61 c-c so too big for most of you...

Grazie, Riccardo wannabeeitaliano Bulissimo Verdi Nevada Fausto Lives! WWFD?