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1980s Bianchi Beater

This is my beater/rain/camping bike. I bought the frame cheap and built it up with parts I had. I cleaned up the rust on the frame and rattle canned it. This originally was just going to be for camping and the occasional slow roll, but I have shown up on some fast group rides on it. This thing rolls really well and there is nothing like kicking some carbon ass on a flat bar 1x9 steel bike with 32c tires, fenders, a basket, and kickstand!

Frame:
Bianchi

Fork/Headset:
Bianchi

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
RX100 42t Single

Pedals:
Crank Brothers Mallet 2

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
1x9 SRAM 11-28 Cassette

Derailleurs/Shifters:
RX100 RD/Deore 9 speed Shifter

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto B206 Nordeast/SR

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Turbo/Laprade

Brakes:
Dia-Compe with Soma Urban Cross Levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Vera Corsa DPM 27/Panaracer Pasela 32c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Vera Corsa DPM 27/Panaracer Pasela 32c

Accessories:
Velo Orange Hammered Fenders. Wald 137 Basket, and Handsome Kickstand!

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Evolving
  3. Evolving more
  4. Final

Added by TheMacMan. Last updated over 1 year ago.

As of over 1 year ago, TheMacMan has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

7 Comments

moose

moose says:

budget ballin!

Posted over 2 years ago

FABEL

FABEL says:

great work; looks really nice, but when you say $100 total build, that seems impossible because " . . . parts lying around" had cost you money @ some point

Posted over 2 years ago

TheMacMan

TheMacMan says:

Sort of... They were parts pulled from other bikes. They essentially had no real value, because the parts weren't worth much and not worth my time to sell them via eBay or Craigslist.

Posted over 2 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Fresh

Posted almost 3 years ago

vp1337

vp1337 says:

Lovely!

Posted almost 3 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

Sounds just like me and my Strada. Got the frame super cheap, Threw it together with knobbys and downtubes for gravel . Riding it till the wheels fall off! Nice build.

Posted almost 3 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted almost 3 years ago