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    Coppi bike, what's it worth?

    What do you think?

    It's a low-mid range coppi bike, no particular tubing with valentino derailleurs.

    What do you think?







    Last edited by jacemtl; 02-16-10 at 12:04 PM.

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    I like it but I am not a Coppi bike expert. I think the general concensus will be that it will probably be worth $150 - $250.00. The lower-mid level bikes while in my opinion are cool examples of the time ~ are lacking in higher end components and better tubing that puts it over into the highly collectable category.

    I have a few similar Bianchi's that I think will be worth more as time goes by that are equipped similar to that bike.
    Two of my late 60's to early 70's Celeste Bianchi's similar to yours are some of my sets as seen if you follow my Flickr link below:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpire54/sets/

    A lot of people will not agree with me but I think this bike would be a good bike to by cheap if you can, clean it and fix it up...and keep it for 20-30 years and see what it will bring later. I know you will get enjoyment out of it as a collector, and occasional rider, and for conversation. The Coppi name does have a history of its own.

    Thats a cool piece of history there...they don't make bikes like that anymore...(YOU CAN'T BUY OLD AT THE STORE) ~ and will be rarer as time goes by. I looks to be in decent condition. Good luck!
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    Thanks for the quick reply. (That's a well preserved Bianchi!)
    It confirms my feelings.


    But im very curious to know the history of that bike.

    it's a longshot but does anybody know the model/year/manufacturer etc..

    The graphic are rubbed out, the first word (out of 2) seems to be ''campione''

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    Probably is "Campione del Mondo" ~ Italian I believe meaning "World Championship"

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    OK, I finally bought that bike.

    I think it says: Milan - Sanremo and not campione.... (the right traduction would be World champion for campione del mondo)
    Anyways, I had a closer look and got more info.

    -Shimano dropouts (sounds weird to me)
    -The cranks are ofmega (52-42) and six speed in the rear (12-18)
    -Alloy rims (tubular)
    -Modolo flash brakes and levers
    -Campy valentino derailleurs

    There are also bunch of shady stickers saying ''Made in Italy''
    And another saying ''Distributor Montreal'' If that can be of any clue.

    Once again, I'm no expert and I would like to date/identify that bike.

    thanks for the input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacemtl View Post
    OK, I finally bought that bike.

    I think it says: Milan - Sanremo and not campione.... (the right traduction would be World champion for campione del mondo)
    Anyways, I had a closer look and got more info.

    -Shimano dropouts (sounds weird to me)
    -The cranks are ofmega (52-42) and six speed in the rear (12-18)
    -Alloy rims (tubular)
    -Modolo flash brakes and levers
    -Campy valentino derailleurs

    There are also bunch of shady stickers saying ''Made in Italy''
    And another saying ''Distributor Montreal'' If that can be of any clue.

    Once again, I'm no expert and I would like to date/identify that bike.

    thanks for the input!
    The Valentino (not nuovo valentino?) derailleurs and the whole look of the bike make it a late 60s early 70s bike.

    The 6sp, Modolo flash brakes and the Ofmega crank (all 80s components) indicate that the bike was "upgraded" sometime in the 80s (and the frame was stretched)

    The Distributor Monteal, might mean that the bike made its way to Canada and sold there as new.
    -E

    still stuck in the '80s; '70s were good as well, but i severely dislike tubulars.
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