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Bianchi Sport SX year and value?

Old 05-04-16, 11:30 AM
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Bianchi Sport SX year and value?

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What are your thoughts on the value and quality, as a rider not a flip, of an 80's Sport SX? I know these are the lower end of the line but it looks really nice. Serial #DS771433 (I think) on the lower end of the seat tube. It is pink. Suntour a-5000 components. Would this be late 80's? Small frame but my size and my daughter's. I can't load pics at the moment. I'll try later. Thanks.
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The 1987 catalog lists "New Rose" as a color option, with SunTour a-5000 stuff. If you can upload the picture to Photobucket or flickr or something like that, I could help you post the link.

Forum member @malcala622's New Rose Sport SX, fer example:



They're good riders, and not bottom of the line, either. Double-butted chromoly frames equipped with decent parts.
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Here's a before pic of the bianchi new rose with the original group and an after with shimano 105.

In my opinion the original setup wasnt worth keeping so I for safety I switched it to shimano 105. My wife wasn't comfortable reaching to brake and shift.

The ride quality is stiff of course but very durable and you can feel the road. Good for daily commute and short rides.


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They're not all that low-end from what I can tell. I sold a smaller Sport SX with a flat bar for a little over $200 a few months ago. Was nice, mostly original.

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That's it. Thanks guys. After looking at the catalog, I realize I was thinking about the Strada. I'm away from my computer and don't have access to pics right now. So $200 dollar range if in good shape?
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Cosmetic and mechanical condition is everything.


I refurbished an 86 Bianchi Sport SX over the winter. Bought it for $70, put $46 in it, and sold it for $180. Could have gotten more for it($200), but I sold it to a 13yo boy as his first road bike.
It had Shimano Light Action shifting with a Sakae crank and Diacompe braking. Nothing special, but all solid and well functioning.

New tires, cables and housing, bar tape, and seat.
Stripped bare, all components cleaned, and bearings packed with fresh grease.

Below are before and after pics. Mechanically it was perfect. Costmetically it didnt have rust, but had some scratches on the decals and chipped paint from chainslap(which is why there is a chain sticker). Hope the pics and details help you.


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