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Old 01-31-12, 11:49 AM   #1
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91 Bianchi Ibex

I thought I would post a few pics of my first mountain bike. It's a 91 Bianchi Ibex and I have put a complete Deore M 530 group on it, Mavic Crossrides, Ritchey stem, bars, and headset with Ergon 3 grips and a WTB Silverado saddle. I found a Rock Shox Quadra 5 suspension fork (unused!) on ebay.
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Old 01-31-12, 02:19 PM   #2
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Old 01-31-12, 02:26 PM   #3
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Thanks! The bike only had a few miles on it when I bought it last summer. Other than that it was shuffled around in a garage all its life. Some rubbing compound really shined it up.
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Dang, that thing is pristine. You should probably post that in the 'Show us your vintage Mountain Bikes' thread in the C&V section.
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It's pretty clean...there was one place I had to touch up. I'll check the vintage mountain bike thread...
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I have an old IBEX in the basement. It was stored outdoors by the previous owner and looks like a "before" pic compared to your beauty. That's a really nice job of upgrading a vintage frame with some nice components. Nice job!
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Thanks! I was lucky to stumble across it (the previous owner actually listed it as a titanium frame bike. I couldn't resist going to look at it and wound up buying it anyway.) It didn't look that great when I got it. I went over the frame with some rubbing compound and it cleaned up way better than I thought. As to the components I actually have more money in this thing than I should have put into it. Guess I'll be riding it for a long time to recoup that.
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I have a 1993 Ibex, mostly original Exage components. I bought it to use as a winter commuter from the original owner, who is the sales manager at an LBS. It's in beautiful shape which has had the ironic effect of compelling me to keep my bad weather "beater" bike cleaner and better maintained than my main bike. After any day that's wet or slushy, I hose it off, dry it, and relube everything that needs lubricating. Here it is: (PS--Her name is Bianca. She's very sensitive, so if you comment on her appearance, be kind!)
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Took a closer look at your pics. Mine is clean. Yours truly is pristine--hardly a scratch!

Maybe we should get these old geezers together. Go out on a fire trail and maybe a little single track and to shake off the cobwebs!
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Here it is: (PS--Her name is Bianca. She's very sensitive, so if you comment on her appearance, be kind!)
I like the color...yours is really clean! Mine is a little big for me (I ride that size in a road bike but I read somewhere that you're supposed to ride a smaller size mountain bike). I also like the geometry with yours better. Mine has almost no miles on her since my upgrades. I have a trip planned over a mountain where I used to live in Arkansas.

I hear you about the fire trail! I'm game...but you'll probably dust me!
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Bianchi Ibex MTB 1991 ?? http://greensboro.craigslist.org/bik/5576859132.html
Hi, I'm new here. I'm looking for a solid, inexpensive bike and I found a local ad for this bike. It resembles but doesn't look exactly like the one shown here. I realize the one on this forum is modified. I'm including the link, I just want to know if it appears to be a stock 91', (maybe the owner is off by a year, or maybe it's a "woman's version"), even with it's age is it a good value for an aggressive moderate mountain biker, and where the heck the frame size label is located. Also, is it a super heavy bike? Any feedback is greatly appreciated. 3 pics in the add, also what do you think is a reasonable price (bluebook only goes to 93'). Thanks piludo Vintage Bianchi Ibex MTB 1991: at yard sale 5/14


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Bianchi Ibex MTB 1991 ?? Vintage Bianchi Ibex MTB 1991: at yard sale 5/14
Hi, I'm new here. I'm looking for a solid, inexpensive bike and I found a local ad for this bike. It resembles but doesn't look exactly like the one shown here. I realize the one on this forum is modified. I'm including the link, I just want to know if it appears to be a stock 91', (maybe the owner is off by a year, or maybe it's a "woman's version"), even with it's age is it a good value for an aggressive moderate mountain biker, and where the heck the frame size label is located. Also, is it a super heavy bike? Any feedback is greatly appreciated. 3 pics in the add, also what do you think is a reasonable price (bluebook only goes to 93'). Thanks piludo Vintage Bianchi Ibex MTB 1991: at yard sale 5/14


Don't you remember the early 90's, fluro was an in color, not a 'women' version
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I'd never heard of a Bianchi until I saw this ad, only been riding trails for 5 years.
I'm an aggressive/moderate rider.
I bought my first good used bike last year, but sized it wrong.
2013 Kona Splice. It was too big, I couldn't ride the way I wanted and control was non-existent. It became dangerous. Broke my heart to sell it.
Money is tight and I saw the CL ad (see the link). This was the only site I could find info on this bike.
In spite of age and technology changes is it a good bike? I can't find specs pre-93'. How many gears, brand of equipment, etc.
I'm guessing the bike at the top of this thread didn't originally come with front shocks?
Also do you know if there's a decal on the bike for frame size? I asked the owner to look, he said he couldn't find anything. I know even if it's in my ball park, I need to (and now know how to) check the bike to make sure it fits me.
Thanks!!
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