[CR]FS Early 60s Bianchi Competizione 58 cm

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From: <RDF1249@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 23:07:29 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]FS Early 60s Bianchi Competizione 58 cm

I just took in this bike on consignment and thought I would offer it to CR members first. I would have kept it but for the size. It is an early 60s Bianchi Competizione size 58 cm to the top, with 57 top tube. Perfect bike for L'Eroica. THE GOOD: No Rust. It lived in a dry climate its whole life. Neat Italian blue color (are you tired of Celeste?) Excellent chrome and decals, Columbus tubing, "integrated" headset in great shape. Campy 151 bcd cranks (177.5 length with ) in great shape. NR undated rear derailleur. No-Record hubs dated 1962, smooth. Record front derailleur and shifters, Ambrosio bar and stem, Universal centerpulls, Lyotard Berthet pedals, Record post in great shape. THE BAD: Super Champion clincher rims (fine for a later bike), Italia cushy saddle, green tires, duck tape brake hoods, Suntour freewheel, scratches on frame here and there. Needs an overhaul. Rear skewer is curved, pulleys are cracked. THE UGLY: top tube was repainted black. Perfectly rideable as is, but if I were keeping it I would shine up the chrome, repaint only the top tube, and maybe touch up the worst scratches at the same time, overhaul everything, rebuild the hubs onto some nice sewup rims, and add a Regina freewheel and a Unicanitor or Brooks saddle. Then it would be a superb riding, great looking, marginally restored collector worth a bundle. Asking $800 as is pre-ebay, plus boxing $50 and shipping, or pick it up here. I am leaving for ten days on Saturday so if replying after that, you might as well hold off until I get back on the 11th. Here are flickr pics of the bike. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8379107@N03/sets/72157606458897108/

ciao!

Bob Freeman Elliott Bay Bicycles 2116 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-441-8144 Home of Davidson Handbuilt Bicycles

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