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BIANCHI SS - INTRO

FINDING THE BIANCHI SS

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BICYCLES OF JAPAN 

SINGLE SPEED BIANCHI - INTRODUCTION

Many vintage road bicycles, Bianchi included, were manufactured in countries other than those of their origin.  Raleigh, Peugeot and Sekine are other big volume manufacturers who chose to set up factories in foreign markets, and did do with the intent of maximizing profits.

Bianchi bicycles originated in Italy and the Italian steeds are highly prized in collector's and rider's circles, alike.  The Asian Bianchi, those produce in Japan in the early eighties and onwards, were far more common, generally of lesser cost to customers and certainly less collectible at the time of this writing.

All that said, I have been lucky enough to own a really nice Asian Bianchi, or two.  Sadly, not one of the nicer issue offerings proved to be an adequate fit.  I still search for a Celeste green Bianchi, of high end quality, and, knowing what I do about quality, it matters not if it speaks Italian or Japanese.  Either will suffice.

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