Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camp Hill, PA
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I agree $400 is too much for this. The pics do not show enough detail to see how worn the components like the chainwheels and rearderailleur may have. The seller (or someone else) put all that money into the bike but since it has Suze hubs I assume that is a FW hub rather than using a cassette.
If you look closely at the second pic you can plainly see the Suntour friction barends so this bike is not set up for indexing despite the 'upgrades'.
I believe the frame is a '86 Sport SX and has a DB ChroMoly main frame, in SuperSet of course, with mangalloy taper stays. I have a two similar '87 frames, one built, and they ride very well but the bile likely sold for just about $425-450 new. I say pass on this one.
OH one last think the Sport SX was a lowerend Sport or racing bike and usually was one model below the Campoine de Italia. So it was not a low end bike in the same class as a Strada or Ross Sport Tour.
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