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Old 12-24-06, 05:57 PM   #1
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Best place to find an old Bianchi frame?

i'm planning on building my first fixed-gear this winter and was hoping to find a vintage bianchi frame on the cheap. other than ebay, is there anyplace i should be looking? also, what sort of gearing should a first timer be looking at?
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Old 12-24-06, 06:04 PM   #2
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garage sales, thrift stores, craigslist, pawn shops (if you don't care about karma), used bike shops....

gearing: find a single gear combo you like on your multi-speed bike and buy fixed parts for something close to that.
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Old 12-24-06, 10:56 PM   #3
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Available Bianchis for cheap?
There's probably an alternate dimension you could look for one in.
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Look under your basement stairs, I found mine there
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Old 12-25-06, 10:09 PM   #5
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where do you live?
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Old 12-25-06, 10:12 PM   #6
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holland, mi. i'm at home in buffalo, ny for a few more days though.
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I was lucky enough to score an old Bianchi frame and fork for free from a teacher.
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Old 12-25-06, 10:35 PM   #8
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i've scored an old miyata and bianchi in the dumpster behind a bike shop.
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i've scored an old miyata and bianchi in the dumpster behind a bike shop.
throwing frames in dumpsters...
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