Finally riding a big boys bike
Thanks again for the information. I spent a bit of the day out in the garage touching ip the paint today ( a very small bit, its 100 out there today! ) the bike is cleaning up well and after very little tinkering is riding beautifully. I think it was very well cared for right up until it was abandoned a few years back. And it did manage to spend those lost years in a dry place, so that helps.-----
Columbus Zeta is a thinwall hi-tensile tubeset which is a definite step up from "gas pipe" in terms of weight and dampening
it is roughly parallel to Z50
the Nuovo Valentino front mech was employed by Campag as a companion for the 980 and 990 model rear mechs as there was no 980 or 990 model front mech
do not have any printed material from Carnielli for this era; would estimate that subject machine is a two up from the base sort of model
the forum had an earlier discussion thread on a similarly kitted Bianchi model 980 ~1982 here -
Attached are two photos from the ebay listing of the bike I just bought. I hope to pick it up on Sunday, but the seller needs to get back to me about that. Yes...it needs quite a bit of work, but it's a Celeste Bianchi...:cool: which I've wanted for years now! Rarely seen in my size, this will...thecabe.com
It was in miserable condition overall when I first purchased it, but thanks to some hard work and paint from @petritl , it's been in the land of the living! I had it out today for a short ride and loved it. :)thecabe.com
action shot of happy regulars along this same route^^^ the"Old" power plant still runs...:eek: Same '35 Huffman, same route, fresh as the new day.:hearteyes:thecabe.com
I ride it a bit for the rest of the year and then really go over it during the next winter.
this is my second “trash” bike this year, I’ve also scored a 1977 Panasonic built Centurion Pro Tour, quite literally off the scrap heap at work. Its amazing what people deem trash these days. Its also coming along well...