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http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1869916489.html

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I wish this was a 55 because it would be mine! I can't believe how nice this one is and it so happens to be the top of the line Mondiale. I have read that other years, the Specialissima was the top of the line, but I don't think Bianchi made the Spessy and the Mondi in the same years. Between the Spessy and the Mondi, side by side, I don't know which one is the higher-end frame. I am tempted to get this even though it is waaaay too big for me. I would just hang it on the wall and stare at it.
 

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OperaLover said:
looks like croce d'aune. still gorgeous. nice price
Agree. As those of us who had no idea how to pronounce that back in the day, it was simply referred to as "Crotch Dwayne!":thumbsup:
 

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Richard said:
Agree. As those of us who had no idea how to pronounce that back in the day, it was simply referred to as "Crotch Dwayne!":thumbsup:
You guys are good! How in the world can you tell it is not Record? I took a closer look again and I couldn't figure it out if I had to.
 

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How in the world can you tell it is not Record? I took a closer look again and I couldn't figure it out if I had to.
Exposed springs on the back and different top nut (is conical without the rubber 'washers') on the Delta's, and the chainset doesn't have the hidden bolt.

Easy! :p
 

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That's a sweet bike. I agree it's likely CdA, the Deltas and crank definitely aren't Record.
 

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Where do all the great vintage bikes come from? I've heard the Midwest, how ironic, I was just looking at this fine '80s Bianchi today, this is a real beaut. Course, they are everywhere but some places seem to have more than their fair share.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/bik/1872343263.html

Clearly, this seller is not saying enough about this Bianchi. I can't tell everything about the Chicago one posted as it's slowly loading.

I saw another nice CL Bianchi earlier. NY and Boston seem to have very good selections too.
 

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The seatpost, rear derailleur, and front derailleur aren't record as well. However, pedals are record. Nice bike nonetheless...
 

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Nice Croce bike.....Most likely a full group at least. Tell tale CdA traits are:
1. Exposed delta springs and wide curve and lots of clearance to the tire with knurled adjusting screw at the brake cable
2. Push rod on the rear derailleur
3. Non-hidden "5th" chainring bolt
4. Chunky "chorus-like" seatpost pillar. Not the refined and arched Record version
5. Slightly less chunky brake levers through the upper part of the lever. Hard to tell from early C-Record versions.
 
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