Cleaning out a storage unit of my father in laws. Anyone know about this bike? Looks like it’s a late 80s model.

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  • I don't know quite why, but it looks weirdly proportioned - might be the large+low saddle, or the thick pipe lagging on the bars, but it almost looks like a child's bike.
    – Criggie
    Commented Aug 22, 2022 at 20:34
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    Also the front wheel is not installed in the dropouts, which makes it look really low in the front.
    – Criggie
    Commented Aug 22, 2022 at 20:37
  • It's the wrong color for an 80's Bianchi. Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 13:08

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It looks a lot like the 1987 or 1988 Strada. With Grab On foam grips and probably a 19 inch frame.

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They did make it in red
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Here's one found in the wild with a picture taken from the correct side of the bike.
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I was able to find a 1987 and a 1988 catalog with the Strada listed. Red was available in both years. I did find a 1986 catalog and did not find the Strada listed.
I found a 1989 catalog that listed only the Strada LX. It had down tube shifters and did not come in red.

  • Nice find! Yeah those foam grips look strange to modern eyes. It has a really short head tube compared to your examples, suggesting it's a tiny frame
    – Criggie
    Commented Aug 22, 2022 at 22:52

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