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Old 05-25-12, 10:50 PM   #1
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What's a 1997 Bianchi Veloce worth?

I recently picked up this bike for a song. It is a 51cm frame. It is in pretty good shape with no rust, dings or dents. There are some paint chips on the fork and seat stays. I picked up some 'official' Bianchi Celeste paint and plan on doing a little touch-up. It has Campy Veloce components. Everything is original. The pedals that are currently on it are just temporary. I will be selling it soon so I can add to my bike fund. What do people think I should ask for it? Thanks.

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Beautiful steel Celeste !

That's a '98 which originally listed at $1500
http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...loce&Type=bike

97 came w/ 8 spd
98 had 9 spd and a steel fork.
99 introduced the carbon fork.

I've been looking at Veloces for the past couple of months.
They've ranged from the lowest at $500 up to $850.
2 wks ago a 53cm 9 spd was posted for $1000, but that was San Francisco.
and I'm sure you've seen the Veloce just listed in LA for $380!

to give you a rough idea,Veloces for the past month:
LA $380
NY $800
LA $575
SF $625
SF $750
NY $450
Boston $800
Seattle 2001 $700
SF $1000
Atlanta 1995 $625
Orange county $850
NY $650
Dallas $750
Portland $750
NY $600
Boston $600
Seattle 2004 $650
(I miss JAXED bikes which had current & expired listings)

Obviously doesn't take into account year, condition or size, but I hope that gives you some perspective.
Good luck on your Bianchi.
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Inutil, thanks for the info. I was having a hard time trying to determine whether the bike was a 97 or 98. It seemed to be a mix. It had more components from a 97 than 98 so I guessed late 97 using some 'new' parts or an early 98 and they were using up 'old' parts. The derailleur is a 9 speed but the cassette is 8 speed (which could be a replacement).

I plan on selling it, using the proceeds to add to my bike fund to buy another Italian bike or a Merckx that is my size. I bought it for so cheap I couldn't pass it up.

I see you have a couple Bridgestones. A couple months ago I picked up my 1992 RB-1. It is a great bike.
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