Finding the vintage Bianchi Rekord.
Sometimes you go to search for the bikes, other times, they come to you. With the Bianchi it was a little bit of a miracle 🙂 . One colleague from the job, knowing that I have a passion for vintage bicycles, told me ones that there are two bikes abandoned in the garbage room of his building. At first, I ignored him, thinking there are some crappy bikes and anyway we don’t know if they are rally abandoned.
Then, one or two weeks later, he sent me a picture and when I zoomed it I was stunned: the white bike was a Bianchi.
We double checked with the building administration, indeed the bikes where thrown at th garbage since no-one claimed them in a loooong loong time. The other bike is most probably a Univega that my friend started to renovate.
After long research I concluded the bike is a Bianchi Rekord 841s.
TTS frame, Tubi Trafilatti Speciali
Wheels: 28 inch, Hubs: Ofmega. Aluminum rims , Ambrosio 19 Extra Super Elite.
Tires: I found it with 25-622 from Michelin (rear) and Wolber (front)
Head set: 1” Ofmega
Handlebar: ITM (Italmanubri)
Fork: original, made of chromed steel
Brakes: Modolo Corsa
Crank: Thun Forged, Bianchi, Made of aluminum, 42-52 teeth, length of arms – 170mm
Seat post: made of aluminum
Shifters: Campagnolo, Record
Brake levers: Modolo Corsa
The restoration project is still ongoing, but there are not too many things to change. I started by cleaning the gears and the cables. Then I considered changing the tires, they are worn out, especially the rear one. Also, a new (I mean old) saddle was added.
The front tire is holding and, despite me having the second whit tire, I didn’t change it because it was soooo difficult to remove and especially to put the rear tire back on the rim.