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If both bikes have the stock components, the GT is probably worth $100, the Bianchi isn't even worth $50.
That said, it seems like a 17" frame is going to be too small for you anyway if you're close to 6' tall. With a long seatpost and high rise stem/bars it might work for you, but unless it's got a disproportionately long top tube, it's going to put you in a more upright position, sort of comfort bike-ish, if you know what I mean.
I've had several old '90s GTs and really liked them, but they were 7005 AL, and I think the pre-2000 Timberlines were cromoly.
Assuming the 21" frame isn't too big, I'd go with the GT.
BTW, GT makes bikes that retail anywhere from $300 to upwards of $5000, and I haven't seen any of them in W-mart. (oh crap, I'm starting to sound like a shill for GT)
Last edited by scyclops; 07-19-11 at 09:50 PM.