The 80’s Bianchi Brava is complete and it came out great!
I gave it a quick ride around the neighborhood and it is smooth and quiet. Light weight, shifts quickly, brakes like an 80s bike with single pivot brakes. I would consider upgrading the brakes to modern dual pivot brakes as time goes on. Not that these brakes are unsafe but it’s comparable to drum brakes vs. disc brakes on a car.
– 55cm frame for riders 5’4″ to 5’8″, standover height is 31.5″.
– 12 speed, downtube friction shifters
– Standard pedals with toe clips
– Woman’s gel saddle
I’m going to release it to Facebook first and then on Craigslist after a few days.