Old Bianchi powder white with blue, appears to have Weinman gear? Posting photos later, off to sleep.
Bait out there, hook not quite set, and off to sleep...?
leave it as it is, all you want to do is ride it and keep your money for a better new bike. That is a good first bike and you'll learn how to be a mechanic on it as bits wear out.
Sounds good! I'll go that route, thank you everyone for the reccomendations. Whas it typical to have the shifters down on the bar like that?
Totally agree - absolutely no point in purchasing new parts for this bike, its perfect as it is!