Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-08-11, 04:44 PM   #1
cmsanfor
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1980s Bianchi Specialissima SL, full campy super record

Hey Guys, here's my newest craigslist acquisition that I'm planning on flipping. I was hoping to find a little more information on its model year and what the general value would be after a very thorough cleaning. It looks like the only thing on there that's not original is the seat post. No dents or dings to speak of but a good amount of surface rust on some of the components. Also it's a 59 ST 57 TT frame, I know that's on the tall side so not sure how it will effect the value. Anyway, less talk and more pictures. Let me know what you think.

















cmsanfor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-11, 04:45 PM   #2
cmsanfor
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)












cmsanfor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-11, 05:19 PM   #3
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.
Posts: 22,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
nice Bianchi. a flipper eh? we should chat. the value for these is all over the place. I saw a '88CdI for sale in WIs. this morning that while in good shape will never sell for $900. this bike could sell for quite a bit however you need to wait for the correct buyer. are you sure of the size center to top? that will also tale lots of cleaning.

is there a date on the RD? the embellishments on the frame make it appear to be a '86-87 with those decals but the model and Columbus decals look older. plus I don't pump pegs came along until the '87s. it could be an after thought because nothing in the '87 catalog had a full SR group.
__________________
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Bianchigirll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-11, 04:37 AM   #4
Picchio Special
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Bikes: '39 Hobbs, '58 Marastoni, '73 Italian custom, '75 Wizard, '76 Wilier, '78 Tom Kellogg, '79 Colnago Super, '79 Sachs, '81 Masi Prestige, '82 Cuevas, '83 Picchio Special, '84 Murray-Serotta, '85 Trek 170, '89 Bianchi, '90 Bill Holland, '94 Grandis
Posts: 5,063
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Careful with the use of the term "full Super Record." That usually means Ti bottom bracket and pedals, vs. the more usual "Super Record reduced" group, which most "Super Record" equipped bikes got. Unless, of course, it does have the desirable Ti bits. Oh, and that's not a Super Record seatpost.
Picchio Special is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-11, 05:28 AM   #5
wrk101
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
Posts: 19,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I see a fair amount of rust on components, and the bike needs a thorough cleanup. Needs tires, cables, bearings and grease.

It would sell as a project right now, at a hefty discount.

Would really have to see pics after the cleanup before guessing a value.

Last edited by wrk101; 05-09-11 at 05:31 AM.
wrk101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-11, 08:54 AM   #6
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.
Posts: 22,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
alot of people here will cringe when I say this but, what I would do with that is take it to the carwash and spray it down real good with simple green and scrub it wit a brush. then hose her down. I guess if you have a hose outside you could just use that but I don't.

for tires just buy the Yellow Jersey "pair and spare" tubulars, mount two and put the third under the seat.
__________________
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Bianchigirll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-11, 12:16 PM   #7
joe englert
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i think its great. a nice "detailing" will do the job. not sure about the corrosion on the chain stays. i dont think that would polish up to its former glory. by the way....what is the difference between a specialissimo and a super leggera? just the same bike but different names?? i alway get those mixed up. is one more desirable than the other?
joe englert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-11, 03:18 PM   #8
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.
Posts: 22,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
I am not sure what makes the this a Specialissimo SL perhaps it has the afore mentioned Ti bits in the SR group. the difference between the Specialissimo and a Supper Leggera can be a few components. it seems most times there is a Supper Leggera as the top model and no Specialissimo sometimes there are both and Specialissimo is top model.
__________________
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Bianchigirll is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:56 PM.