Before Pictures of Bianchi Superleggera


This is what my Bianchi Superleggera looked like the day I bought it. It was pretty well ridden and had low maintaince done to it. Ooh man I totally forgot that the pedals had electrical tape to replace the dust caps that fell off. I have since bought some replacements off a customer of mine at the bike shop I work at. The dust caps are NOS and look great on the bike. In the picture of the crankset you can see the chain was ridden well past its prime. I also replaced that with a NOS Sachs Sedis chain. The freewheel has 2 or 3 well worn sprockets. I replaced the wheelset with a mint condition Shimano 105 to wolber double walled wheelset. Still waiting on a NOS/good condition campy wheelset.




These are the pictures of the bike broken down. I stripped it down to everything but the headset cups and drive side bottom bracket cups. I cleaned off every single part and every corner of the frameset. I greased all the bearings and parts with Phil wood's water proof grease.

The frame and fork is completely chromed underneath the paint. Yummmmm! lol.



Gipiemme dropouts.


Cleaned out the rear derailleur. The cool thing about this Campagnolo Chorus rear derailleur is that it have an A and B position. It can be set to A and have a max sprocket of 28T and set to the B position and have a max tooth of 34T! Sweet vintage design. I also love the bigger and solid design of it.


Ahhh! Front derailleur goodness. Campagnolo Chorus.




Seatpost cleaned, but before polishing. Still got it to be shinier.


Left side brake lever is cleaned (since this picture I have cleaned the lines at the bottom of the hoods with a Q-tip). Right side is still untouched.


Cleaned off the Campagnolo Chorus Monoplaner brakes. In the picture the far right one still has a dirty rubber brake adjust part.


I hand cleaned off all ball bearings and cages then greased with Phil Wood grease.


I took the chainrings off and completely wiped down the crankset and chainrings.


 My finished 1988 Bianchi Superleggera. Completed using all vintage/NOS parts, except for tires (Continental Gatorskin), tubes, handlebar tape (Deda Elementi tape), cables, and cable housing (Jagwire Hyper). Check out the rest of the cleaned up pictures here


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