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Old 02-18-14, 03:05 PM   #1
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Bianchi sport SX celeste

How much for this Bianchi Sport SX? Looks to be in not so good condition. I also don't know much about it, components tubing etc. I could be very wrong but the stamp on the seat post seems to be for columbus tubing, but I've heard this bike is Japanese...

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Fairly nice mid level bike likely Columbus SLX tubing made in Japan with Shimano light action indexed 2X6. Looks to be in good used condition a bit high on value $250-300 value in most markets.
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I thought the Italian Bianchi frames got Columbus tubing while the Japanese frames got Japanese tubing. I've had a bunch of these with Tange Superset and Ishiwata 022. Nice frames, some folks feel even better than the Italian counterparts.
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Fairly nice mid level bike likely Columbus SLX tubing made in Japan with Shimano light action indexed 2X6. Looks to be in good used condition a bit high on value $250-300 value in most markets.
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I thought the Italian Bianchi frames got Columbus tubing while the Japanese frames got Japanese tubing. I've had a bunch of these with Tange Superset and Ishiwata 022. Nice frames, some folks feel even better than the Italian counterparts.
That is what I thought as well. Columbus = Italian and Tange = Japan. Shimano Light action as in SIS? Not sure what it would be then.. this bike has me confused.
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The light action stuff was basically first generation SIS not high end but very good functionaly accurate simple smooth indexing.
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I think the price is a bit high, but not outrageously so. Worth about 250$ here, give or take 25 bucks. If it fits, worth a look and some bargaining.
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Not bad but think I'll pass. I would have like it to have something along the lines of campy veloce or suntour. Already have a Grizzly with shimano light action, although tange tubing.

Thanks for all your input. I almost bought this today but when I contacted the seller it was already gone.

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How much for this Bianchi Sport SX? Looks to be in not so good condition. I also don't know much about it, components tubing etc. I could be very wrong but the stamp on the seat post seems to be for columbus tubing, but I've heard this bike is Japanese...

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/4303534899.html
That is an '88 or 89 and no way is it Columbus

88 was a Tange tubing with shipmano Exage Sport while the '89 machine was Bianchi tubing with shipmano Sport LX

MSRP for either was around $475 so I would say unless it is in really good condition the price should be closer to 250ish. Should be an excellent rider though
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