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Old 07-07-15, 11:33 PM
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Bianchi Steel Bikes

I want to buy an older steel bike. I came across these Bianchi bikes and they fit my size. What are they worth?

Bianchi Vintage road bike (49 cm)

Vintage Bianchi Eros Made in Italy
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Old 07-08-15, 12:12 AM
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I would take the eros over the first one. try offering $375 for the eros
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Old 07-08-15, 01:35 AM
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+1 on the Eros, for mid $300s. Bear in mind the shifter repair could be a $5 cable or require a new shifter, which can run significantly higher.
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Old 07-08-15, 06:18 AM
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I agree the Eros is the better deal. Despite the brake upgrade I think the other bike is still overpriced by $200

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Definitely the Eros. I mean, it obviously depends on what you're going for with this older steel bike. But, to me, the Eros offers the more modern ergo shifting (albeit entry level) and a triple group, which depending your local geography and terrain on which you plan to ride, will prove very versatile. And overall, it looks like a well maintained bicycle. I agree with the others that the listed price is too high. I could agree shooting for somewhere between $350-400 is realistic. Anything less and you'd be getting a good deal (provided there aren't any serious issues we can't see in the images).
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Old 07-08-15, 10:44 AM
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I would agree that both bikes are overpriced by $100 or so the Eros does seem to be a much better bike and is definetly worth spending an extra dollars on. If there are no major issues with the shifters just cabling and adjustment $400 would seem fair if there are siginificant issues need replacement or repair $300. Myself I would likely pass if the shifters problems because you would be looking at spending $100-150 to find parts that may be hard to source or changing out most of the drivetrain because of compatibility issues.
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Old 07-08-15, 01:16 PM
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Thanks everyone! I just talked to the Eros seller and he said the rear derailleur most likely has to be replaced. I’m thinking of offering $260 for the bike. Thoughts?
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What's wrong with the rear D? It doesn't look damaged, from the outside. If the gage is deformed it shouldn't be s major job to straighten
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I asked the same thing. He's clueless - he just said the bike shop mentioned it has to be replaced...
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Old 07-08-15, 02:27 PM
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I think there's a good chance the seller has the rear DR confused with the shifter right side STI which is usually the issue when these have shifting problems.
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Originally Posted by rekon View Post
I asked the same thing. He's clueless - he just said the bike shop mentioned it has to be replaced...
Clueless seller = go look at the bike for yourself. Because everything they say is likely to be wrong.

If nothing big needs to be replaced I think $400 is a fair price. Be careful though because old Campy can be hard to find parts for.
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
Be careful though because old Campy can be hard to find parts for.
Yes. While at first glance, it appears there are plenty 8-speed parts up for sale on eBay, actually finding the specific component you need for a reasonable price is the challenge. In your case, if the problem is the RD, an 8-speed Mirage (or similar line) med or long cage RD recently sold for between $60-80. You don't absolutely have to use that, but if you're trying to keep it consistent, it's something to be considered.
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Old 07-08-15, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by PaintItCeleste View Post
Yes. While at first glance, it appears there are plenty 8-speed parts up for sale on eBay, actually finding the specific component you need for a reasonable price is the challenge. In your case, if the problem is the RD, an 8-speed Mirage (or similar line) med or long cage RD recently sold for between $60-80. You don't absolutely have to use that, but if you're trying to keep it consistent, it's something to be considered.
Thanks this helps!!
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Does anyone know approx. what year this bike is?

Also, will it be a decent commuter? I just want to use it for my daily commute.
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Based on the mirage components early 2000's.
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Old 07-10-15, 05:01 PM
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So, I came across this one today and i'm thinking of offering $400: Bianchi Brava roadbike
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Originally Posted by rekon View Post
So, I came across this one today and i'm thinking of offering $400: Bianchi Brava roadbike
Bike is way overpriced. MSRP was $750 new, 13 years ago. Probably sold new in the $650-700 range. Seller is leaning hard on the Bianchi name or is just clueless. I'd be happy at $300-350 but I doubt the seller will go that low.

2002 Bianchi Brava - BikePedia

Also, you said you were looking for a commuter? All the bikes you posted are for fair weather only, and none would classify as commuters to me. None will take fenders and you may have difficulty mounting a rack. You'll be forced to run narrow tires. These are racing bikes.
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