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My new vintage Bianchi wanabe

old-catold-cat Posts: 13
edited January 2019 in Your road bikes
I'm a retired engine rebuild machinist and I've also worked on my own bikes since I was about 10.
I recently bought a 1986? Bianchi Premio made in Japan (wanabe), it's black with red letters and a gold Bianchi badge.
I wish I could post a picture. I LOVE this bike!!
The wheels are 27" Mavic MA 40, hubs are NOS Shimano with hyperglide freehub, tires are Continental Ultra Sport, seat is Origin 8, handle bar is straight, off a TREK mountain bike, I built my own 7 speed cassette, 11 - 24 I call special high performance. Chainrings are 34t and 42t The rear derailer is Shimano STX, off my Specialized Sirrus.

I haven't even put any miles on her yet.

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  • old-catold-cat Posts: 13
    Well, now that I've given the bike a little trial ride. The Origin 8 seat is gone, too narrow, too hard.
    My favorite black Masi seat is on her now. What a sweet, sweet bike!
  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,333
    All of which is pretty meaningless without pictures!
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  • old-catold-cat Posts: 13
    I am very reluctant to do pics. My photog skill is LOUSY and my camera is cheap.
    Besides all that, I'm still making changes to the bike. I never throw a bike together and leave it. I'm always looking for some way to make it work better.
  • Upload some pics.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,023
    Do you need some decals for this?
  • old-catold-cat Posts: 13
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    Do you need some decals for this?
    The worst decal is the Premio but the bike is far from showroom condition. I put car polish on the head badge and it shined up good but wax don't help the rest of the frame. It's still all black, no metal showing anywhere.

    I just swapped the crank from a double to a triple and I ordered a Deore rear derailer. When I get it going again, I think it will be done, then I'll try pics.
  • old-catold-cat Posts: 13
    When I post the photo from flickr it don't show the picture?
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,448
    old-cat wrote:
    When I post the photo from flickr it don't show the picture?
    Are you sure your Flickr pics are set to public view?
  • old-catold-cat Posts: 13
    2ejDjfE
    My pics are set on public
    This is the first edition of my bike
  • 46812308002_ef8ed5de8b_z.jpg
  • Select the photo.

    At the bottom right, select the arrow which points up and to the right.

    Select 'BB Code'

    Copy the whole lot and paste it into your post.
  • old-catold-cat Posts: 13
    Select the photo.

    At the bottom right, select the arrow which points up and to the right.

    Select 'BB Code'

    Copy the whole lot and paste it into your post.


    NICE!! Thank you.
  • old-catold-cat Posts: 13
    Well my Premio bike is completed and functioning very well.
    I have tried 5 times to get the pics into this post but no luck. The url is above for all to see.


    In case anyone is interested, these old 27" wheels have the late hyper-glide freehub but it's only 7 speed.
    I'm what some people call a gear head. I have spent several thousands of hours figuring gears for performance.
    This 7 speed is my latest build. The numbers are 11-12-13-15-17-20-26. I LIKE!!!!!!!
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