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Old 02-11-12, 11:14 AM   #1
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Bianchi Frame On Local CL

This frame is being offered for 100.00 at a local bike shop about an hour away. I'm not up on the Bianchi's and would like to ask the bianchi folk and flippers if this is worth a build up for personal use.

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I think its a good deal. The paint looks good. It seems to be a late 90's but there are folks here better at this than I am. I bought an early 90's Alfana for a hundred and Bianchi frame/forks on ebay seem to regularly go for more than a hundred before considering the shipping.
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Circa 2000 entry level frame.
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the decals tell me it is a circa 2000 frame like t-mar suggests. it looks to be made of their ovalized dedacciai tubing. it will be slightly on the heavy side but a very nice riding and durable frame. if the paint is as good as it looks i would call it a good buy at $100.
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Interesting. Thanx for the tips and info....that would definately help in pointing me in the right direction. Maybe it could go for less.
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I'm thinking late 90's is correct. I've got a 2000 Veloce. It has the same yellow squiggle on the top tube, shaped downtube and welded frame joints. Mine has a carbon fork however, which is what makes me think this one you found is a year or two older. It's even the same size as mine.

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I'm thinking late 90's is correct. I've got a 2000 Veloce. It has the same yellow squiggle on the top tube, shaped downtube and welded frame joints. Mine has a carbon fork however, which is what makes me think this one you found is a year or two older. It's even the same size as mine.

Nice bike! The one in the photo for sale has forks like my mountain bike.
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If it helps the valuation for you, I paid about $1200 for the complete bike when it was new in 2000. (The brooks saddle was of course, not included in that price)

It rides nicely. Not a racing bike (at least not the way mine is configured), but sporty enough and comfy for long rides.I think $100 is a fair deal, though its hard to judge the condition from those photos.
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If it helps the valuation for you, I paid about $1200 for the complete bike when it was new in 2000. (The brooks saddle was of course, not included in that price)

It rides nicely. Not a racing bike (at least not the way mine is configured), but sporty enough and comfy for long rides.I think $100 is a fair deal, though its hard to judge the condition from those photos.
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If you buy it, make sure to post some pics once you have it built up!
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If you buy it, make sure to post some pics once you have it built up!

I agree with T-Mar I believe the frame the OP is asking about is a lower level frame than yours, which would explain the steel unicrown fork.

Hard to tell what the tubing decal says in those pics, can you get better ones? what does the decals on the TT say?
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Hard to tell what the tubing decal says in those pics, can you get better ones? what does the decals on the TT say?
The decal on my top tube says "Lite Alloy Reparto Cosra". I'll have to look when I get home and see if there is any decal identifying the type of tubing. I think it's just above the bottom bracket.
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The decal on my top tube says "Lite Alloy Reparto Cosra". I'll have to look when I get home and see if there is any decal identifying the type of tubing. I think it's just above the bottom bracket.
But it also says Veloce which means your bike is from the "Every Biake is a Reparto Corse Bike" era thereby ruining the cache' of the RC label. (Like Armini is notin target)

The decal for the tubing on bikes of this era is normally on the DT for the midlevel bikes. I was curious to see if the frame the OP is looking at had any model decal on the TT
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But it also says Veloce which means your bike is from the "Every Biake is a Reparto Corse Bike" era
That was my impression of the decal, since it's definitely NOT a racing machine. Certainly not with a triple and the wide gearing I have on it. Oh, and the Campy "Racing T" RD. Racing triple? Maybe on a mountain bike. Perfect for the kind of riding I do, however.

There is a tubing decal on the lower end of the downtube just above the BB. Just says it's a Bianchi engineered double butted Lite Alloy.
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I agree with T-Mar I believe the frame the OP is asking about is a lower level frame than yours, which would explain the steel unicrown fork.

Hard to tell what the tubing decal says in those pics, can you get better ones? what does the decals on the TT say?
Crappy pics from CL, it's all I have. I'm going to keep an eye on this one just in case, doesnt really look like something that will inspire a little afternoon roadtrip in late winter. Kinda dig Bianchi's, though. If the guys hang onto this one long enough maybe they'll come down to 50.00 or so.


.....and that crappy fork would go buh-bye.
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