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    i'm gonna pick up a 1985 bianchi for $200

    is that a deal? its a single speed with horizontal dropouts. I wish it was track, but it will do. its silver and cosmetics look great still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarLo View Post
    i'm gonna pick up a 1985 bianchi for $200
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    being sarcasting?


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    immaculate slx with super record?

    rusty POS w/asian knock off components?

    " '85 bianchi " says very little...
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    well, here's some for you! everything's for sale...

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    this is what the guy said.

    Lugged steel frame by Bianchi with neat "B" stamped into fork crown. 57cm top tube center to center. 57 cm seat tube center to center. Original diginfied silver with dark blue lettering.
    Nice lightweight 170mm SR crank set, 42x16 gear ratio, Araya aluminum wheels were checked and trued by a Pro wheel guy. Front hub is Normandy, made in France. Rear is Nakano, made in Japan. Hubs and bearings are like new and roll smoothly. and were just serviced. Stock steel head set is smooth and has been serviced. Dia Comp brakes have been cleaned, polished and have new pads. Shimano levers are nice. Specialized saddle is like new.
    New Shimano Cartridge 107mm bottom bracket, new ACS free wheel, new seat post, new bar tape, new 27x 1 1/8 "Panasonic Pasela tires, new brake pads, new cables, new MKS touring pedals, clips and straps.
    I built this bike for my own use. Sadly I must sell. There is no junk or improper repairing to be found with it.

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    heres more pics... help me out!! I really want to get into single speed or fixed!! this is my quick fix!







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    that frame loooks puuurty.



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    Does it fit? If so I'd say go for it. I'd buy a new rear wheel with a fixed hub and ride it like that, maybe change the gearing to fit my needs, that kind of thing.

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    i'd buy it a coke
    smooth and fast?

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    If you want to go fixed, you will have to get a new wheelset. The frame is nice, forged dropouts, lugged. It seems like a good deal.

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    well seeing that I just sold my 85 bianchi veloce for 625, I think thats a pretty damn good deal!
    Peugeot PX10 fixed, Bianchi Veloce fixed

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    i don't see the telltale columbus stickers on the frame or fork...so it's just a basic, generic bianchi frame.
    that being said, it's a nice looking frame with run-of-the-mill mix and match components.
    so if you like the way it looks, it fits you, and you want a single speed then by all means go for it!
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    Assuming those pics are of the bike that you're buying, then I'd do it without hesitation if it fits. Looks like a nice bike.

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    everyone is so gaga over old bianchis.
    i've seen a million of that same frame with "takara" or "nishiki" or "yokota" decals with the same mismatched components for way less than $200 and no one ever flips out over those bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarLo View Post
    heres more pics... help me out!! I really want to get into single speed or fixed!! this is my quick fix!

    Chainring bolts.

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    What's wrong with the chainring bolts... I feel like I'm missing something.

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    backwards
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    Yuppers.

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    ekk!! i actually noticed that because i was looking if they have the right size chainring bolt and noticed its backwards. maybe i should ask for $180?

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    Haha, there's nothing really wrong with them, unless theyre not single stack bolts. I'd say buy the bike. Its pretty.

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    I would guess its the lowest end frame of the time. It pretty much a Bianchi in name only. Bikes from that era luged and forged drop outs mean nothing. Every bike was built that way, no matter its quality, there just wasnt another way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    I would guess its the lowest end frame of the time. It pretty much a Bianchi in name only. Bikes from that era luged and forged drop outs mean nothing. Every bike was built that way, no matter its quality, there just wasnt another way.

    I agree. You are getting screwed. Lugs are overrated, especially when on a cheap gaspipe frame. The cheapest bike from BD is gonna be lighter, stiffer, and work better than that thing and need fewer modifications. I'd pay maybe $50, and leave it as is and use it as a beater.
    Last edited by mihlbach; 09-02-10 at 09:15 AM.

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    it is true that it's beater material
    decent flipper i guess.
    i am not fond of the color or the components
    otherwise looks like a clean job except for the chainring bolts

    there are better deals around, but you need to have access to tools and have time to spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    I agree. You are getting screwed. Lugs are overrated, especially when on a cheap gaspipe frame. The cheapest bike from BD is gonna be lighter, stiffer, and work better than that thing and need fewer modifications. I'd pay maybe $50, and leave it as is and use it as a beater.
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    i'd do it for 150. Looks pretty clean. Can't ride it fixed, tho

    FWIW, I had a Japanese '80s Bianchi conversion that was a great bike
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