Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - What's a 1997 Bianchi Veloce worth?
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05-25-12, 11:50 PM
I recently picked up this bike for a song. It is a 51cm frame. It is in pretty good shape with no rust, dings or dents. There are some paint chips on the fork and seat stays. I picked up some 'official' Bianchi Celeste paint and plan on doing a little touch-up. It has Campy Veloce components. Everything is original. The pedals that are currently on it are just temporary. I will be selling it soon so I can add to my bike fund. What do people think I should ask for it? Thanks.
Beautiful steel Celeste !
That's a '98 which originally listed at $1500
97 came w/ 8 spd
98 had 9 spd and a steel fork.
99 introduced the carbon fork.
I've been looking at Veloces for the past couple of months.
They've ranged from the lowest at $500 up to $850.
2 wks ago a 53cm 9 spd was posted for $1000, but that was San Francisco.
and I'm sure you've seen the Veloce just listed in LA for $380!
to give you a rough idea,Veloces for the past month:
Seattle 2001 $700
Atlanta 1995 $625
Orange county $850
Seattle 2004 $650
(I miss JAXED bikes which had current & expired listings)
Obviously doesn't take into account year, condition or size, but I hope that gives you some perspective.
Good luck on your Bianchi.
05-26-12, 10:50 PM
Inutil, thanks for the info. I was having a hard time trying to determine whether the bike was a 97 or 98. It seemed to be a mix. It had more components from a 97 than 98 so I guessed late 97 using some 'new' parts or an early 98 and they were using up 'old' parts. The derailleur is a 9 speed but the cassette is 8 speed (which could be a replacement).
I plan on selling it, using the proceeds to add to my bike fund to buy another Italian bike or a Merckx that is my size. I bought it for so cheap I couldn't pass it up.
I see you have a couple Bridgestones. A couple months ago I picked up my 1992 RB-1. It is a great bike.
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