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Vintage Bianchi - (1975-76?) NEW- never used

Old 11-05-15, 06:49 PM
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Vintage Bianchi - (1975-76?) NEW- never used

I have a Bianchi road bike that has been stored since new. I bought it in 1975-76. Completely original. How do i figure out what it's worth I have pics. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 11-05-15, 09:05 PM
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Yeah, I'm thinking maybe more like 85-86...
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Old 11-05-15, 09:17 PM
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Better pic's would help.
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Old 11-05-15, 09:19 PM
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Regardless of whether it came from the mid 70's or mid 80's, in my area that is a $350-400 bike.
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Old 11-05-15, 09:53 PM
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Those oddly angled photos always make me think the bicycle has defects. That the seller is trying to hide with artfully taken pictures.

This is NOT an accusation! Just a suggestion in the event you decide to list this bicycle. Better (more catalog-like) photos would be better.

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Old 11-06-15, 10:19 AM
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The parts on the bike Cyclone RD and Gold Tone rims place it as a 83-85 model this combo of parts on a new bike was only possible for a couple of years in the first half of the 80's.
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Old 11-06-15, 11:42 AM
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+100 Bike is from the early to mid 1980s, definitely not 1975 or 1976.

+1 Better pictures would really help. It's obviously a beautiful bike, but your pictures are taken from such weird angles that they're almost useless. The rear derailer shot is good though.
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Old 11-06-15, 12:03 PM
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Something not right about pictures. Bike has been re-built. Those are brand new brake hoods... not 30-40 years old. Need to have the truth, not some made up story.. ok Mr. Troll.

I cry BS

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Old 11-06-15, 12:10 PM
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From a quick search, I found a link that says this would be a Sport SS from 1984 based on the color and Cyclone Mk II. But that is just a link from the net. The front badge looks weird, not the one I'm used to. It would be a Japanese frame, earlier ones were Ishiwata Mangalloy, so this one probably is as well.

In Toronto, it would be a $400 bike all day, paint seems perfect. Other markets it would be less. It isn't a collectable high end Bianchi, but it looks good.
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Old 11-09-15, 05:59 PM
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All the other comments aside, let's be honest. It isn't celeste.
Given that it is a beautiful looking bike, and assuming no defects (just artsy photos), I think you could get $350 here in the Dallas area. This is the slow time of year.
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Old 11-09-15, 09:20 PM
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But the guy offering 350 really won't show up because he came from CL. So the seller will get frustrated and let it go to another guy who has 275.00, LOL
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Rear derailleur is no earlier than 1981:

SunTour Cyclone Mark-II derailleur (3500)

I'd also like to see full photos at normal orientations, especially to judge the condition of the front end.
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Old 11-11-15, 09:27 PM
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I have some info about this Bianchi courtesy of forum member, and Canadian bicycle maven, T-Mar.



It is definitely a Canadian market model, which would account for the atypical head decal and fully chromed forks. The light blue decal just below the front derailleur clamp is a Pedlar's bicycle shop decal. Pedlar's was a well known Toronto based shop.

The presence of the Ishiwata 022 decal would make it a Japanese manufactured frame and a step above the suggested Sport SS. It is more in line with the Bianchi Limited that was marketed in the USA.

That particular logo scheme, with the double hockey sticks having a different color at the tips, was used only in 1985. Earlier years can be be further discounted by the absence of a Piaggio decal which was used 1981-1984 (even on Japanese manufactured, Canadian market models). The only anomaly regarding 1985 is the Cyclone Mk II, which was superseded by the New Cyclone in 1985. However, the Cyclone Mk II was still cataloged, so it's possible that the Canadian distributor decided to spec the older version which was substantially lighter and less expensive (and much better looking by common consensus). . Based on current evidence, 1985 is the best candidate.

Unfortunately, I don't recall the model name, though the Japanese manufactured frames for the Canadian market typically utilized an Italian influenced name, unlike the USA. For instance, the Canadian models that were comparable to the Sport and Sport SS were named Bici I and Bici II in Canada.


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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
I have some info about this Bianchi courtesy of forum member, and Canadian bicycle maven, T-Mar.

It is definitely a Canadian market model, which would account for the atypical head decal and fully chromed forks. The light blue decal just below the front derailleur clamp is a Pedlar's bicycle shop decal. Pedlar's was a well known Toronto based shop.

The presence of the Ishiwata 022 decal would make it a Japanese manufactured frame and a step above the suggested Sport SS. It is more in line with the Bianchi Limited that was marketed in the USA.

That particular logo scheme, with the double hockey sticks having a different color at the tips, was used only in 1985. Earlier years can be be further discounted by the absence of a Piaggio decal which was used 1981-1984 (even on Japanese manufactured, Canadian market models). The only anomaly regarding 1985 is the Cyclone Mk II, which was superseded by the New Cyclone in 1985. However, the Cyclone Mk II was still cataloged, so it's possible that the Canadian distributor decided to spec the older version which was substantially lighter and less expensive (and much better looking by common consensus). . Based on current evidence, 1985 is the best candidate.

Unfortunately, I don't recall the model name, though the Japanese manufactured frames for the Canadian market typically utilized an Italian influenced name, unlike the USA. For instance, the Canadian models that were comparable to the Sport and Sport SS were named Bici I and Bici II in Canada.
Good stuff! Now I'm just curious what happened to the OP.
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I bought this bike new directly from Pedlar. It may have been early 80's ( honestly not sure ). The bike really is completely new - original everything. It has been stored since new. I'm pretty sure the salesperson called it a Bianchi 6 - if that makes sense.
Serial number is ES438873.
I'm not interested in selling it for several hundred dollars, but hope it may have more value to a collector.
Any suggestions on where/how to offer it for sale?
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Originally Posted by Marco54321 View Post

I bought this bike new directly from Pedlar. It may have been early 80's ( honestly not sure ). The bike really is completely new - original everything. It has been stored since new. I'm pretty sure the salesperson called it a Bianchi 6 - if that makes sense.
Serial number is ES438873.
I'm not interested in selling it for several hundred dollars, but hope it may have more value to a collector.
Any suggestions on where/how to offer it for sale?
Thanks for the better photos! :-)
Honestly, between myself, italianbiker, bianchigirl (naturally), and many others here on the forums, this is pretty much vintage Bianchi collector HQ... I currently have five in my possession at this time. Haha.
If you want to get top dollar vs. making sure it ends up in a true collectors hands, go to eBay. Of course keep in mind the fees associated with that and Paypal can get ridiculous. eBay PayPal Fee Calculator | Calculate your eBay/PayPal Profits
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