The very common euro folder. I read some where the inventor didn't patent the design and invited other makes to copy it. I've seen scores of variations from Italy, Germany, Japan, etc. The hinge and front end is very similar on them, you see many different stay designs. This one had no decals when i got it. The only branding is Bianchi on the welded on brake levers. Slow, flexy, can't raise the seat nearly high enough. But it's a classic.
I've always wished they had made some in my size and have seen a bunch.My Fuji / Marlboro single speed conversion. Light cromo frame saddled with heavy oem parts. Good rebuilders with way long top tubes. Came in 2 frame sizes. Marlboro smokers got coupons in the packs that could be redeemed for items in a catalog. The bike was one of more-coupons-needed item and since Marlboro smokers tend to smoke alot, they had lots of coupons. I've seen some still in the box. Mine was from a rental fleet and kinda beat up so a rebuild was in order.
Seven years later.....no problems. Replaced rear wheel with a '70 hub, new tires, gripsFound yesterday.....people cleaning out garage/storage area. Nice condition,original tires, rear rim pitting a little but for 40.00 think it is a good find! Looks like a 1973.
Seven years later...still going, no problems. Replaced rear wheel and hub('70) new tiresFound yesterday.....people cleaning out garage/storage area. Nice condition,original tires, rear rim pitting a little but for 40.00 think it is a good find! Looks like a 1973.