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Don't know where to begin with this Bianchi!

Old 07-27-15, 01:05 PM
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Don't know where to begin with this Bianchi!

Hi everyone,

I have a Bianchi that's been in my garage for quite some time. It was given to me by a friend who told me that it was made in the 1980's. Aside from that, I don't see any indicators of a model name on the frame.

Here's all I can provide:

-Shimano listed on the brakes
-Faded sticker on the frame with the first letter "C" and the rest unreadable (not sure if this is model name or name of shop)
-Made in Taiwan
-Serial number: 5103462

Sorry for being insanely vague. If anyone has any clue about this bicycle it would be much appreciated, or if I need to be looking somewhere else to provide more information.

Thank you and have a great day!

-Nick


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Old 07-27-15, 01:10 PM
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Sometime in the 80's or 90's, Bianchi America started importing Taiwanese bikes, often MTBs with unicrown forks.

It looks like a fairly sturdy bike, but nothing special.
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Thank you for the reply. Would calling this a $50 bike today be a fair assessment?
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Ahhh... you added another photo.

I thought something looked a bit strange with the forks (and the bars).

Anyway, as-is,. maybe $50 - $75 or so.
Tune it up, get the forks oriented right, and make sure it is ready to roll... $100 or so... maybe.
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If you cleaned it and turned the fork around, maybe $150, market dependent. Check CL and see what the equivalent is going for.
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I believer what you have there is a '86 Cervino. A good basic mountain bike, three main tubes of ChroMoly steel, the nice thing is it has, or atleast it came with a sealed bottom bracket, headset, and hubs.

I agree with the others as this sits may $50-75. If your willing to give it a good cleaning and spend the money for a good tuneup you might get $150ish. But depending on where you live a tuneup might run $50 to 70 so you decide.

If you want to start riding it get a good tuneup, and have the fork turned around. If you just want it out of your garage put it on Craigslist for $100 and take the best offer you get.

This is NOT a Grizzly and it does not have a full ChroMoly frame just the three main tubes, the rest is either High tensile or Mangalloy steel.

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Originally Posted by Nick773 View Post
Hi everyone,

I have a Bianchi that's been in my garage for quite some time. It was given to me by a friend who told me that it was made in the 1980's. Aside from that, I don't see any indicators of a model name on the frame.

Here's all I can provide:

-Shimano listed on the brakes
-Faded sticker on the frame with the first letter "C" and the rest unreadable (not sure if this is model name or name of shop)
-Made in Taiwan
-Serial number: 5103462

Sorry for being insanely vague. If anyone has any clue about this bicycle it would be much appreciated, or if I need to be looking somewhere else to provide more information.

Thank you and have a great day!

-Nick



I saw you craigslist posting this morning. You should inform potential buyers the bike is currently not safe to ride. The fork is pointing the wrong way and this make the bike uncontrollable. 1980's Bianchi Mountain Bike
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