Here's some pics of the late '80's (1988 I think, judging my the "Campione Del Mondo" sticker. At one time I had this, then gave it to my father. He didn't ride much so I sold it to my brother. He had it for a while, currently wasn't riding it so it now back to me. It is a great bike, fairly light and a blast to ride anywhere (my brother's friends about flipped out when I showed up to ride it on the MTB trail. I kept up with most and dropped some, so it holds it's own)

Currently shown configuration:
- Stock Ofmega bottom bracket, headset, downtube levers.
- Shimano 105 front derailleur
- Shimano Alivio rear derailleur
- Shimano RSX crank. Yeah, it's got a wide Q factor but that's good for my feet. Currently sporting a 34 and a 44 BioPace(!) chainrings
- Lyotard pedals with Power Grips
- SR Lamprade seatpost and Bontrager saddle from the take-off bin at the LBS
- Zoom adjustable stem (it's what I had, to be replaced) and Nitto 45cm B115 handlebars. These bars were pretty cheap, light, strong and just feel right.
- Gran Compe NGC 500 sidepulls from a Cannondale tourer, and DiaCompe Aero levers
- Original wheelset: FIR EL45.B rims on Ofmega hubs with a Shimano MegaRange 7-speed freewheel
- Pasela tires; old style 35mm (more like a 32) on back, and newer true 32mm on front from Rivendell. As you can tell the clearance on the rear tire is rather tight. I'm thinking about going a bit skinnier, but I like the idea of being able to ride it everywhere.

J.D. Kimple



Bianchi Campione D'Italia - rear quarter view
Bianchi Campione D'Italia - shift lever detail
Bianchi Campione D'Italia - tire clearance & drivetrain







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