Bianchi Reparto Corse SL Lite Alloy

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carmelobymelo
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by carmelobymelo

Around half a year ago an idea to build a vintage bike has come to my mind. I wanted to start from having just a frame or frame and fork, so I started to browse eBay and local auctions. Finally one day I saw exactly what I needed. Obviously I won the auction and it started. The frame I bought is Bianchi Reparto Corse SL Lite Alloy with original Bianchi carbon fork with aluminium steerer.

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Close-up photos of old frame and fork - https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/fold ... ktKNHZlbk0

It's clear that new paint job was needed and having a real professional nearby I paid him a visit where we discussed how to put a new life into the frame. Three weeks later when I saw the outcome of his work, I already knew that it was a great idea to build this bike.

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Photos taken during the pain job - https://imgur.com/a/gyx4N

We got rid of all the stickers and now the only sticker is the Bianchi logo on the headtube and a small logo on fork.

Having the frameset ready for the build I started to look for other components, Italian frame needs Italian groupset so Campagnolo was the only choice I had. I looked for Record or Super Record 11s and after a couple of months I completed all the groupset parts I needed.
At the moment I am waiting for the last pieces like BB cups, cables, housing, headset and hopefully the build will start at the beginning of December.

Current specification:
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deano87
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by deano87

Lovely! Paint job came out great
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by kgt

I preferred the original paintjob TBH but the new one looks nice and simple too.

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by kidrob

Oh wow, yeah! Very nice project! Looking at the pics made during/before the painting it was the right choice and the result looks great!

You sure you want to go for Zipp Bars and Stem? Looking at the bike and other parts, only Deda (Italian) seems the more "emotional" right choice? :)

Dont forget to replace the bottle holder bolts btw ;)

carmelobymelo
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by carmelobymelo

kidrob wrote:Oh wow, yeah! Very nice project! Looking at the pics made during/before the painting it was the right choice and the result looks great!

You sure you want to go for Zipp Bars and Stem? Looking at the bike and other parts, only Deda (Italian) seems the more "emotional" right choice? :)

Dont forget to replace the bottle holder bolts btw ;)


I prefer aero handlebars and that's why I chose Zipp bars, stem is classic looking PRO, not that thick Zipp Sprint SL stem. Aero bars along with 60mm deep carbon rims will make the bike more modern and we'll see how it fits together.

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by SampsC50

This is going to be awesome! :beerchug:
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by Boshk

nice!! old bianchi came with BSA?? I would have thought it would be Italian threaded.
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carmelobymelo
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by carmelobymelo

Boshk wrote:nice!! old bianchi came with BSA?? I would have thought it would be Italian threaded.


I checked the threads and the directions on both sides are different and it is BSA indeed.

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by kgt

Alu Bianchis were usually BSA. Steel were ITA.

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by Look565w

You can't really go wrong with a celeste Bianchi :-) Looking forward to seeing the final build!

Carmelobymelo, I'm intrigue with your frame's head tube bearing set-up, what bearings will you be using?

Thanks for sharing your project!

Cheers

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Look565w wrote:You can't really go wrong with a celeste Bianchi :-) Looking forward to seeing the final build!

Carmelobymelo, I'm intrigue with your frame's head tube bearing set-up, what bearings will you be using?

Thanks for sharing your project!

Cheers


To figure out what headset is needed I will need to consult with my LBS

Does anyone have any ideas?

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by garjo

carmelobymelo wrote:
Look565w wrote:You can't really go wrong with a celeste Bianchi :-) Looking forward to seeing the final build!

Carmelobymelo, I'm intrigue with your frame's head tube bearing set-up, what bearings will you be using?

Thanks for sharing your project!

Cheers


To figure out what headset is needed I will need to consult with my LBS

Does anyone have any ideas?


Firstly you need to know if the steerer tube is 1'' or 1-1/8'', IMO it should be 1-1/8''
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carmelobymelo
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by carmelobymelo

garjo wrote:
carmelobymelo wrote:
Look565w wrote:You can't really go wrong with a celeste Bianchi :-) Looking forward to seeing the final build!

Carmelobymelo, I'm intrigue with your frame's head tube bearing set-up, what bearings will you be using?

Thanks for sharing your project!

Cheers


To figure out what headset is needed I will need to consult with my LBS

Does anyone have any ideas?


Firstly you need to know if the steerer tube is 1'' or 1-1/8'', IMO it should be 1-1/8''


Steerer is 1", previous owner used an adapter for 1-1/8 stem

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by glepore

Cane creek has a headset finder based on measurements on their website. I recall that the oem headset was Cane Creek.
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