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    Bianchi help needed!

    Hi!

    First, what a great forum! I'm new to Bianchi's and want to buy this bike:

    http://verkopen.marktplaats.nl/photopopup/535347806/2

    This is the only thing I can find on the internet:
    http://mm.team.over-blog.com/article-17808783.html

    The seller say's it is a real Reparto Corso, is it? And what price should it be (right now I can get it for $400,-)

    Thanks!!

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    Hard to tell what it is without better close up pics of all the specs. But it has dual pivot brakes, and ergo shifters, probably a 9 spd drive train.

    If your just looking for a good bike to ride, I'd say $400 is definitely a good price. Buy something like this equivalent new you are probably looking at $1K - $1.5K
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    Looks pretty sweet to me for $400! I have a 2000 Veloce. Steel frame that looks very similar (your potential bike may be aluminum though?), aside from the paint job, and a lot of the same components as this one has. Mine was about $1200 new, if that helps to give you some yardstick.

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    Thanks, guys! Here are the specs as I know them

    FRAME: Aluminum 7005
    FORK: carbon Bianchi
    BRAKES: Campagnolo Veloce
    CHAINSET: Campagnolo Veloce 53/39
    BOTTOM BRACKET: Campagnolo Veloce
    REAR MECH: Campagnolo Veloce 9v
    FRONT MECH: Campagnolo Veloce
    SHIFT LEVERS: Campagnolo Mirage (black)

    SPROCKETS: Campagnolo Veloce 13/26 9v
    WHEELS: Mavic cxp22

    SEATPIN: SP 348 Bianchi Logo
    SEAT: Trimatic Renna
    PEDALS: Look 20


    It will be my first genuine bike and don't want it to be my last
    Last edited by Bokkk; 02-27-12 at 01:06 PM.

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    Appears to be early 2000s. Those all black Ergo levers without writing appear to be Xenon. Black skewer adjusters were typical of Xenon and Mirage, Cant' tell other components but with carbon fork and apparent Mega Pro frame, that's a sweet deal, regardless of the component mix.

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    I think you could do better at that price and in The Netherlands. How about this one? It appears to be the same size and has much much better parts on it for only a few bucks more.

    http://fietsen-brommers.marktplaats....ta_ind=10&fs=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yo Spiff View Post
    Looks pretty sweet to me for $400! I have a 2000 Veloce. Steel frame that looks very similar (your potential bike may be aluminum though?), aside from the paint job, and a lot of the same components as this one has. Mine was about $1200 new, if that helps to give you some yardstick.

    Celeste by Yo Spiff, on Flickr
    This Bianchi seems to look similar to every Bianchi on 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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    There was a time in the late '90s into the early 2000s and it may still be going on but some "Bean Counter" at Bianchi decide that every bike should wear a Reparto Corse (RC) badge. Of course not every bike is a true RC bike and I don't believe this one is. a RC bike would likely have abetter component group but who is to say, I used to know guys who after being given a new SL team frame would take there old Univega or Fuji apart and put those parts on it.

    Nice looking bike though
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
    I think you could do better at that price and in The Netherlands. How about this one? It appears to be the same size and has much much better parts on it for only a few bucks more...
    Not only that, but its' celeste! That alone should double the value!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    This Bianchi seems to look similar to every Bianchi on here!
    Well, yes, but many do look alike. I like the way it looks, other than the lack of a lugged frame. Quite a snazzy paint job on the OP's potential purchase, however!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    There was a time in the late '90s into the early 2000s and it may still be going on but some "Bean Counter" at Bianchi decide that every bike should wear a Reparto Corse (RC) badge. Of course not every bike is a true RC bike and I don't believe this one is.
    Yes, the Reparto Corsa label is kind of silly. Mine certainly isn't a race machine! Great club rider though. Sporty enough but comfortable for longer rides. Love that bike.
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