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    What was the Bianchi hierarchy in 1988?

    Hi:
    I still have my 1988 Campione d Italia that I bought new. Does anyone have a catalog from that year, or know what the various "steps up" the line would change? I believe the cdi was a mid range bike at the time, and I wonder about the other bikes in the line. The bike is still fine for me, just curious about the other models.
    Thanks in advance.
    Scott

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    '87 - '88 Cdi

    I've kept mine as well, along with the catalog.

    In that era, Bianchi had 7 sub-23 lb steel road bikes, offering either Columbus or Ishiwata frames. The Campione d'Italia was in that group.

    Four were 22 lb: Mondiale, SuperLeggera, Giro and Limited.
    The other three were 22 1/2: Brava, CDI and Sport SX.

    Mondiale, SuperL and Giro were in Columbus SLX outfitted with Croce d'Aune, Chorus and Athena respectively with Regina 7 sp freewheel. Campy Omega rims on the Mondiale, and Ambrosio rims on the other two.

    Limited was in Ishiwata 022/024, outfitted with Ultegra throughout and Araya rims.

    Brava and Sport SX were in Ishiwata with Araya rims, CDI in Columbus cromor with Ambrosio rims; Suntour on the Brava and CDI, Shimano Sport LX on the Sport SX.

    Selle Italia saddles on the Columbus bikes, Viscount saddles on the Japanese bikes.

    There were at least 3 more road bikes further down the line in this era.

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    Thanks Jumpjibe.
    Any chance you could scan the geometry page?
    scott

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    can't scan, unfortunately

    what dimensions do you need?

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    i'm looking for head and seat tube angles, and fork rake.
    thanks in advance!
    scott

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    STA etc.

    Head tube angle on all sizes of the CDI was 73 degrees.
    STA varied, from 77 on a size 52, to 74.5 on a 55, to 73.3 on a 58, 72.5 on a 61.

    My own CDI is a 55, and those angles work for me.

    BB drop is 6.5 on sizes 52 - 63; fork rake is 42 on all. That BB drop and rake are identical on the Mondiale, SuperLeggera and Giro.

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    jumpjibe:
    thanks for this information.
    scott

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    Hi Jumpjibe.
    Any chance you could tell me the geometry for the SuperLeggera? The one I have is a 1988 in a 57cm.
    Thanks.

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