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Old 11-06-09, 03:19 PM   #1
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used Bianchi pricing (with pic)

i found a nice looking '70s bianchi on craigslist for 200$

include clipless peddles, mustache bars, and sweet 700c wheels

http://images.craigslist.org/3n53m13...b232a41ebe.jpg

whats everyones opinion? good deal or no
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Old 11-06-09, 03:25 PM   #2
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does it fit?
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Old 11-06-09, 03:27 PM   #3
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ya it fits me fine
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Old 11-06-09, 03:30 PM   #4
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200 isn't bad if you love it. Totally depends on the quality of the parts though. Do you know what type of hubs/rims/cranks/bb/etc.?
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Old 11-06-09, 03:36 PM   #5
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i don't as of now, he is suppose to get back to me on that soon, so its a pretty good deal if it has good components?
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Old 11-06-09, 03:36 PM   #6
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looks fine . I mean for $200 the components probably aren't gonna be great but it's a bianchi frame. I would mash on it and use it as a trainstation bike when I didn't want to ride my Italian track bike around. In San Diego people are trying to sell janky Nishiki conversions for $450 on CL just to give you a reference.
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Old 11-06-09, 03:39 PM   #7
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ok cool, thanks for the help guys
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Old 11-06-09, 05:47 PM   #8
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70’s Bianchi, most likely made in Italy so 200 is a steal. (Depending on frame condition.)
The frame alone should go for around that.
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Old 11-06-09, 05:58 PM   #9
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^ your username leads me to believe you might be biased

anyway, even if the components are entry-level, as long as they are all in decent shape it's worth $200

...oh, unless it's some suicide hub hack-job. make sure it's a real fixed hub with lockring!
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Old 11-06-09, 06:28 PM   #10
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don't think it is a 70's model.
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Old 11-06-09, 07:38 PM   #11
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don't think it is a 70's model.
yeah it looks a lot like my 86 bianchi sport sx made in japan. I'd still probably pay $200 for it.
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Old 11-06-09, 07:55 PM   #12
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Well, it's red, instead of "Celeste," so I think the Bianchi fanatic desireability factor goes down a bit (cut one open, they bleed Celeste, it's true), and if it's the Sport, it's not a high end frame.

But just for reference, I bought an 84 Campione d'italia for $100. It had no saddle, no pedals, no brake levers, and mismatched wheels (couldn't really use them) with no tires. The rear deraileur was all locked up and rusty, but the front deraileur and shifters were pretty good. The headset and bottom bracket were in great shape though.

To me it sounds like a great deal, but it's hard to get any decent bikes here that have horizontal dropouts. So it really depends on your local market.

I say either buy it and upgrade it as you go (since the frame is better than average, you can justify good components), or just ride it as is and if you feel like getting a better bike down the road, you'll always be able to sell the Bianchi for $200 ish.
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Old 11-08-09, 01:15 AM   #13
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yeah, that's a late 80's japanese made bianchi. i have a pretty similar model. it's still a good bike though.
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well the guys hasnt replied to me yet, so i doubt ill get this one, thanks for all hte help anyway
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