Ha, that bicycle looks incredibly familair. BF memebr jrn bought one that somebody was trying to convert to brifters. You read this thread, Help with Bianchi , you'll find out about the components, tubing, original price, etc.
Thanks for the tip, really will not be able to tell much about the bike until I actually see it. I do remember him saying it had Suntour components on it. Of course I will take tons of pics for all to enjoy.
That bike is also Suntour Sprint 9000 equiped. The position of the limit screws on the RD indicates Suntour, and the logo on the FD (the part that looks to be a slightly different color) indicates Sprint 9000.