Hi Jim-

Thanks for the GREAT site.

Attached are a few pictures of my Bianchi Frankenbike, which I believe is an early 80s Bianchi Trofeo. I bought the frame on Ebay for cheap about 2 years ago and put it together with bits lying around, hence the "frankenbike" description. I got lucky and saw a very similar frame for sale on Ebay with original paint in excellent condition so that's where the model description came from. Just a guess since my frame had no model designation on the frame. I liked riding it so much that I had it painted earlier this year and really like how it came out. The idea for the color scheme came from Andy Hampsten's Giro 88 model. The decals are 1950s style Bianchi reproductions.

Parts include an early 90s Deore LX crank and front derailleur, 105 rear derailleur, Riv silver shifters, Cane Creek brake levers, Tektro long reach calipers, Nitto stem, Titec 'cross bars, Am Classic seatpost, and Brooks B-17 Champion Special saddle, a gift from my wife. Rear wheel is a Velocity, front wheel is a Mavic Open Pro with an Edco hub. As pictured, the bike weights about 22.5 lbs. Original 1980s parts include an original Avocet 20 computer, Cannondale sew-up sock bag, and Silca pump.

Best regards,

Doug Way

Boulder, CO



Bianchi Trofeo - rear quarter view


Bianchi Trofeo - seat lug detail


Bianchi Trofeo - head lug & fork crown detail
Bianchi Trofeo - bottom bracket detail
Bianchi Trofeo - headtube detail



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