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    Mid 80s celeste Bianchi Alloro trade-in value??

    Hi all.
    So I have a 1985 (I think) Bianchi Alloro in celeste. Columbus tubing. Made In Italy. Pretty sure all parts are original except the Mavic rims and pedals.

    Now, I know its ABSOLUTELY FILTHY:


    with Campy Nuovo derailleurs (again, filthy):



    OK, so assuming this will clean up nicely to a solid "good" condition (maybe better) with light marks, decal wear, etc..:

    anybody know what a respectable trade offer would be?

    I would like to get a hybrid style bike for the Phoenix area, something off road and on. I'd like to trade this in.

    What offers should I expect?

    Thank you for all feedback.

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    I personally don't know of any shops that do "trade-ins". I'm sure there are some, just never seen any. I have seen used bikes for sale at some shops, but I think they were consignment deals.

    At any rate, the bike should clean up very well and have a nice value to it. I think you'd do better on Craigslist or if you have time and the inclination, Ebay.

    Bianchigirll and others can chime in on value better than I can. I don't know Bianchis, but I'd offer $300 for it myself.

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    Trade in? You are not going to get much, unless they inflate the price of the hybrid. MUCH better off cleaning it up and selling it, then buying the hybri of your dreams, and pocketing quite a bit of coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    then buying the hybri of your dreams, and pocketing quite a bit of coin.
    Are you insinuating this might sell for a lot more than $300?
    That would be nice.

    OK, scratch the trade-in idea. And the more I think about it, the more terrible of an idea it becomes.

    Thanks you two.

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    if you were to take the time to clean this very good, it is possible it might bid over $300 on ebay but it would have to be very clean

    can you tell me a bit more about the bike? is there a model or maker name on tha backside of the cranks? model on the Modolo Brakes? what about the headset, seatpost, handlebars and stem. what does the tubing decal have on it, could you post a pic of it?

    what size is the frame?
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ous View Post
    Are you insinuating this might sell for a lot more than $300?
    That would be nice.

    OK, scratch the trade-in idea. And the more I think about it, the more terrible of an idea it becomes.

    Thanks you two.
    Yes, cleaned up really well, I would not be surprised to see it go for over $300. As is, a small fraction, as buyers do not have imagination. Cleanup will not cost much, just some time with a tooth brush, etc.

    As far as a hybrid, used hybrids are cheap, you should be able to find one for aroun $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    buyers do not have imagination
    i know what you mean, but it might be the opposite.. buyers see dirt and grime and imagine the worst

    I think the fact that it is tall might make it harder to sell, but I bet I could sell that bike for over $300 in my market if i were patient. I don't know a lot about the components but you have desirable brand names and colors in your favor
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    it is an '85 Alloro, Columbus TreTubi chromoly doublebutt frame, Falck fork with froged crown.

    Headset; Ofmea
    Brakes; Modolo Sporting
    cranks; ofmega competition
    FW; Regina Corse
    seatpost; San Marco
    shift/derailleurs; Campi Gran Sport
    Hubs; Ofmega
    Rims; Mavic Mod 2

    nice upper midrange package, it is what I/We would call a "entry level racing bike" a great beginners bike in the mid to late '80s. but I do a gree really cleaned up and presented well on ebay it may being $300. the missing hoods and the taller size may detract somewhat but still a nice daily rider. personally I would do the carwash deal with it, the wax the frame and maybe ebay it.

    OH I see you have the pump that came with it that will help alot, the bottle cage looks original too.
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    can you tell me a bit more about the bike? is there a model or maker name on tha backside of the cranks? model on the Modolo Brakes? what about the headset, seatpost, handlebars and stem. what does the tubing decal have on it, could you post a pic of it?

    what size is the frame?
    Hi Bianchigirl!

    Here's some info:
    backside of cranks ----170 Strada
    Modolo brakes model ---- Sporting
    headset ---- no idea
    seatpost ---- Brev (? thats all I could see)
    stem ---- Cinelli
    handlebars ---- 3 ttt Grand Prix (made in Italy)
    Columbus tubing ---- Tretubi (the decal is torn down the middle)


    I don't know the frame size, but I know its tall. I'm 6'4 and its big enough for me, and I think it would be fine for someone taller.

    Thanks.

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