Had to Sell the Bianchi :-( (photos of before and after inside)
Just recently bought a new car and my parents were nice enough to chip in $2500 for the down payment. But a month after they fell upon some hard times. Pops lost his job and mom just took a $15k a year pay cut to get into a les stressful line of work. So, I figured I would pay them back. I am attempting to sell my older second car and put a few other things up for sale. Among one of the more valuable things I wasn't really using/needing was the 1984 Bianchi Nuovo Racing I just finished restoring.
Ive always loves Bianchis. My mom's bike I used to follow her on was a mid ninties Bianchi Boardwalk. We were an Italian family. It was all she would ride. She said it just "fit her Italian body". The bike was a labor of love. I saw an ad for it last fall, spent all winter restoring it, taking it apart, cleaning, regreasing and restringing all the cables and housings, relacing the wheels. Probably the first bike I really looked at and said "I brought it back from the dead".
I threw it up on CL not expecting it to sell seeing as how I was asking $500. Its a bike from 1984...not the highest end bike Bianchi made...but reonably light and fun to ride. No one is that inlove with vintage stuff in NH. There would be no one who wanted to come look at it.
Turns out I was right, but I had a buyer from Houston TX contact me saying if I didnt mind shipping it, he would take it, and throw in another $50 to cover the shipping. I had to accept. And so it gets boxed up tomorrow and shipped out as soon as the check arrives. Its going to be majorly bittersweet seeing it go, but hopefully I can replace it with another project this fall. If anyone in NE has something they wouldnt mind letting go of cheap, I wouldnt mind helping you clear some space.
Anyway, on to the photos. Gonna miss it.
From this, hanging in someone's barn.
Last edited by japollner; 10-06-08 at 07:30 PM.