I just bought this bike for $200. I wasn't looking for a bike, but something about it was really talking to me. My previous experience riding a 57cm mid-90's reparto corse TSX turned me into a big Bianchi fan. This one is not Columbus tubing. My impression is that it is one of the Japanese made frames. It has a circled B on the seat stay. Does anybody know who was pre-fabing the Bianchi frames in the late 80's? The seller told me he thought it was an 89 but didn't know the model. The thing that really stood out about this bike to me is that, except for the tires, I think every bolt is original. Including the bar tape, gum brake hoods, and Bianchi labeled brown suede saddle. It has a complete 6 spd friction 600 group including the toe-in peddles. The bike needs a thorough cleaning, but I test rode it and everything worked great.
Can anyone peg the model and give an estimate of the value?