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  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
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    Feb 2009

    Just purchased 80s Bianchi Nuovo Alloro Frame/fork

    I just purchased this bike and as I am new to the whole bike building process I thought I would ask for some help. I definitely dont want expensive campy parts on this as I will be using it to ride to school and work and this college town is big on road/track/fixie bikes and people will steal almost anything. Is is true that repainting it decreases the resale and overall value? Its not celeste but more of a pastel green as you can see. There are rust in a few places that I am worried about but other than that it has been kept in pretty good shape. Anyway any suggestions anyone might have is greatly appreciated.

    Columbus - Bianchi Formula Two Tubing

    Gipiemme horizontal drop-outs

    Italian threaded bottom bracket

    Seat Tube: 63cm c-t

    Top Tube: 59cm c-c

    Chain Stays: 41.5cm c-c

    Rear Spacing: 126mm

    Seat Post Diameter: 27.2mm

    B.B.: Italian Threading

    headset is missing upper bearings and one washer

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
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    Sep 2007
    looks blue to me.

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
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    Mar 2007
    You got some work ahead of you. Perhaps just replace that headset outright with a Tange-Levin. They're cheap and durable.

    It's a big bike- you're tall, yes? Over six foot I hope?

    I'm kinda digging the patina on that paint- others will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm not thinking this is a high end racing frame from the day- so resale is already going to be sortof low. Do what you want, but I'd leave it, build it, and ride it.

    Fixed is fine- so are freewheels and brakes. What resources do you have for used parts?

    What do you want to do?

  4. #4
    Militant commuter
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    Jan 2008
    Paint it if you want's a nice frame, but not a collector's model by any stretch, so there should be no worry about ruining its resale or collector value by refinishing it.
    "Luminous beings are we...not this crude matter!"

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