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    Junior Member ReinWadlin's Avatar
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    80s or 90s Bianchi. What is it?

    Hello all. I'm in the market for a new bike because the one I have is too big for me at 60cm.

    I really like this Bianchi that is on my local craigslist, but I don't know what it is or what the value would really be. I've never seen a Bianchi with this color scheme.

    http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/2621814611.html


    (more hi res pics on the ad)

    The other problem is I think it's too small for me. I'm about 5''10' with a 31' inseam, so I'm guessing I should have a 56 or 58cm bike. Do you think it'd be a mistake to try out a 54cm (which is what I'm guessing the seller is saying they have)? Should I suck it up and wait for something that more likely to fit?

    Thanks for the help.

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    1. That bike is probably too small for you. If you can ride a 60, a 56 or 58 would probably be perfect.

    2. I think the price is rather high. Sure it's a Bianchi, but $375 is too much for Reynolds 501 and that bike isn't in great shape. Maybe more like $275 The right shifter is pretty cool though.
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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    Smething does not smell right. I donot have my catlogs with me but I do not recall any two tone blue Bianchi pan schemes, let alonea Bianchi with Reynolds 501.

    the parts ar certainly a real mismash with a single Command shifter and DT shfter, Baze RD, yadda yadda yadda. I agree the price seems high. uless you go and ride it ou have no wayof knowing if th hifting works or no. the sellr mkes nomeion of wha the FW is Suntouror other wise.

    I think a pass is in order here.
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte, '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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    What a mess at an inflated high price. Run.

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