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Old 08-27-12, 04:51 PM   #1
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Bianchi specialissima X4 Moreno Argentin

I want one so bad I have the shakes so in the last week could it be true that there are 2 of these on Ebay...but neither looks quite right to me. What do you all think?

Looks real close but:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bianchi-spec...item1e71898b48

Close but needs work
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Bianchi...item2321ad6a28

Not sure what shipping is but a nice paint job on #2 the price is getting here if in fact a real X4

Please share thoughts

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Old 08-28-12, 11:13 AM   #2
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Well the one that is still for sale does not have a X-4 stamp on the brake bridge but I do not know for sure if all of them had them. Also this one was all jazzed up with DuraAce STI that postdates the frame a few years.

The seller did not give a good pic to see that on the one that just sold but atleast it has period correct C-record parts.

Unless you get the complete bike with the pantographed C-Rec I think your better off just buying a nice SLX or even TSX Bianchi. Aside from the paint (which I think was only European models since it was never shown in the catalog here) and the pantographing there is no difference between an X-4 and Mondiale nor a '89 Super Leggera or Giro. They all SLX in '89 just different groups.
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Old 08-28-12, 02:13 PM   #3
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Thank you...very good insight. I am just learning about the vintage Bianchi and was wondering about the comment regarding the Mondiale or Super Leggera... I know so much more about Schwinn Paramounts. So I really apprecaite your expertise and comments.
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Interestingly, there is a 1986 Specialissima Superleggera currently on Ebay Italy for a BIN of a massive $3200. It looks very like my 1985 but has a 1987 Championship decal. I'd love an expert opinion on that
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I would say it is a '87 model and the seller is just confused thinking they made the commerative bike before the Championship race.

Nice looking bike though but I would not spend $3500 on it.
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