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Old 03-16-14, 09:36 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me more about this Bianchi bike?

Hi all, I am looking to fix up a bike, however, I am new to all of this and not too familiar with many brands etc.. What do you guys think about this bike as a fixer upper (project)? Can anyone tell me something about this Bianchi bike, and if it is worth $30? I heard Bianchi bike's are good.

Thank you everyone!

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Old 03-16-14, 10:19 AM   #2
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Looks like a late 80's/early 90's Bianchi hybrid. OK bikes but nowhere near as desirable as the Bianchi road bikes.

Looks like it needs a fair amount of work. $30 is the max I would pay.

Rapid Fire shifters often need to be relubed / rebuilt at this age. I'll get a pair of cheap new twist shifters if I'm flipping as I'm not crazy about Rapid Fire, and the public tends to prefer twist shifters anyway.
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Old 03-16-14, 10:31 AM   #3
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Bianchi Advantage hybrid. Hybrids are under appreciated in the C & V forum, but they have a large following with the general public.

I would pay $30 and even $50 for it in that condition. Last July, I bought a low mileage Advantage from a friendly neighbor that needed minor work and was very clean for more than $50, resold it to another friend for $180, which was below market.
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Old 03-16-14, 10:42 AM   #4
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I had one of those and I loved it, even though it was a size too small for me. Sold it last year for $160 even though the paint was completely trashed on it. If I find another one in my size for less than $100 I'll be all over it. No idea why I liked it so much, it's objectively not all that special, but I just did. It's easily worth $30. New cables, new grease, new tires, and a good cleaning and it'll be a great bike. Don't be scared away if those shifters don't work correctly, they're easy to clean out and get working again.
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The graphics make it a '90 or '91 and yes I would pay $30 for it. Where I would put it and what I need for I have no idea but it would hard to pass it up at 30.

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