|Bianchi Vigorella. Image from Bianchiusa.com.|
At the low end there is the Campione with down-tube shifters for a what-passes-these-days-as-modest $849.
|Campione. Same credit as above.|
There's the Lupo and it's sibling, the Volpe, which fit in the cross/dirt-road/commuting genre.
And you can even buy bare frame sets to do with what you will, including the single-speed/fixed-intended "San Jose" and "Gitane" (with mounts for cantilever brakes) and my personal favorite, the beautifully lugged Tipo Corsa, which is just begging to be built with an older group and a Brooks saddle and ridden in a parade. Bianchi asks $999 for this one.
|Pretty things still do come from bike factories, somewhere.|
Not sure this discovery changes my life any, but if I can bring myself to unload the Neuvation one day, the Tipo Corsa might be a fun project bike.