Did a search for bianchi to look at old posts on this forum, and I have to say you guys are amazing! Identifying switched parts, etc, from just pictures. Hoping you can help me out.
Looking at a post on CL for this guy: http://images.craigslist.org/5Ke5X45...7034b21943.jpg . (Terrible image). The post doesn't say much: "21 speed, new bar tape. sun tour cyclone gears. tow clip pedals, racing seat. holds an awesome value. 20 inch frame, stand over 29 inches."
Looks good for my size (5'5"). I'm going to look at it tomorrow. My question is, what model is it? And if you can't ID it from the picture, what should I ask the seller, and/or look for tomorrow to evaluate this bicycle? The seller is asking $439. I just have no idea if that's a fair price, and once I see/ride the bike I still am not sure how to evaluate the bike's value.
Thanks for your help!
If relevant, here's my background: (short: I don't know much about bikes, and I don't need anything fancy/special)
Definitely new to the bike scene, been riding my father's sears "spirit" brand road bike for several years. It's a clunker and I don't know enough about bikes to fix 'er up. Not looking for anything special, will be using this bike for weekend trips 10-50mi, and for commuting to work (3mi). Also for fun stuff like New Belgium's 'urban assault' race, etc. Checked out new bikes at a local shop, and even low-end hybrids are going for 500+. So I'm looking at used bikes!