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Suntour Alpha 5000 on Vintage Bianchi

A charity group I work with just received a vintage Bianchi Sport SX. I believe that is the entry point of the Bianchi line up back in the 80s. I think this is a 1987, I'll confirm that later. My question is, the bike has a complete Suntour Alpha 5000 groupo. Cranks, brakes, shifters, derailers and hubs are all labeled Alpha 5000. Is this a desirable group? Is it valuable? I'm asking because we usually sell road bikes to support the charity but the paint on this frame is toast (pealing, faded, spotted etc.) and the large size (63cm) makes it difficult to flip. I'm trying to figure out if we'd be better off stripping the Alpha 5000 group off it and selling the parts. Any input is appreciated.
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