Here is first-time contributor Jeff K’s 1980s Bianchi.
Here is my Bianchi, that I recently repainted in the bluer hue of “Celeste”, as the original paint and decals were in rough shape. I polished up the components a bit, installed a Campagnolo Athena seatpost, and a very good imitation Selle San Marco seat, from Bike Nashbar, with matching handlebar tape also from Bike Nashbar. The stem is 130mm Cinelli x/a. The handlebars are Cinelli 66 “Campione Del Mondo” deep drop (the same Greg Lemond used) which I drilled for internal cable routing. The wheels in the photo are nothing too special but I have another set with Ambrosio Durex rims waiting for the narrow 700 X 20c Michelin tires now on order. My goal is for this bike to look like something you might have seen in the old spring classics of the mid-late 80’s – as well as have a reliable spare road bike. The drivetrain is Shimano 105/600 (old but very reliable) and if I can find a deal on some period Campagnolo components I’d gladly switch to make this bike even more Italian, something the late great Fausto Coppi might approve of. Hope you enjoy the pics. Technically this one is an old twelve speed but maybe you and your readers will like to see it.