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Old 07-03-07, 06:54 PM   #1
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bianchi vittoria

classic Bianci vittoria, 56 or 58cm frame, it has a long top tube. Good for someone in the 5'7" - 5'10" range, or so.

Campy record components, time titanium clipless pedals, scott drop in bars.

It'a an older bike, the back wheel is slightly out of round, but could be fixed at a bike shop pretty easily



unfortunatly its pink though

the guy is asking 150 for it......think its worth it as a beginners first road bike?
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Old 07-04-07, 05:27 AM   #2
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no one has an opinion on this bike?
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Old 07-04-07, 06:02 AM   #3
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I'd say yeah, it is worth 150$USD if it fits you and everything is straight and the gears shift nicely. You can ask Blue Order, a forum member here, this is the exact bike I have been seeking out for quite some time, but in a 59cm frame size. I've always loved the colour.

In my search, this is by far the cheapest one I have seen....another forum member bought one for about 350$USD on eBay and there was recently one listed on eBay with a reserve price of 600$USD. He didn't get that price, it is far too high, but he could have gotten about 400$USD for it, I think.
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I'd say yeah, it is worth 150$USD if it fits you and everything is straight and the gears shift nicely. You can ask Blue Order, a forum member here, this is the exact bike I have been seeking out for quite some time, but in a 59cm frame size. I've always loved the colour.

In my search, this is by far the cheapest one I have seen....another forum member bought one for about 350$USD on eBay and there was recently one listed on eBay with a reserve price of 600$USD. He didn't get that price, it is far too high, but he could have gotten about 400$USD for it, I think.

wow, so they are quality frames that will hold up?
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Sure, the frame will be a Columbus tubed frame, so quality isn't an issue. is this frame your size? I like the pink colour and had planned to update the componentry if I ever found one in my size. I am sort of on the fence now about the frame as I like my SLX tubed Razesa and the Bianchi that you have shown is a bit heavier and has less aggresive geometry.
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yeah its my size......
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classic Bianci vittoria, 56 or 58cm frame, it has a long top tube. Good for someone in the 5'7" - 5'10" range, or so.

Campy record components, time titanium clipless pedals, scott drop in bars.

It'a an older bike, the back wheel is slightly out of round, but could be fixed at a bike shop pretty easily



unfortunatly its pink though

the guy is asking 150 for it......think its worth it as a beginners first road bike?
I think its a nice buy assuming its components work well. Its really more Mauve then pink IMO..
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I'm prejudiced, being female, and therefore quite accustomed to 'pink' bikes--but it's a dandy, and especially at that price. I would agree with momod, it's not really pink. That's not necessarily bad anyway though--it makes it easier to find in a crowd .

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took a ride on it today, the rear rim is out of round.....owner said he hit a pot hole with it. anyway can shops fix this or will it need a new rim and how much does this usually cost? other then that it was good, smooth shifting, frame was a little dirty and chipped up (paint) but i liked it other then the rim.
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May or may not need new rear rim, depends on extent of "damage" from hitting the pothole. Only your bikeshop person can tell for sure! New rear rim/wheel to match existing front unit (at least quality-wise) may not be cheap, other option is to buy new rim and use old hub, and have it built up by LBS. Again, not that cheap a proposition. Ask them for price on both options.
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Either way, it's a good deal at $150. As long as it fits you well.
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