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Old 08-08-16, 06:42 AM
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Year and Model for this Bianchi

Saw this bike on craigslist this morning. Sorry for the terrible photo, but can anyone tell me the year and model of this Bianchi? The seller is requesting $40 for the bike.. good price or am I wasting my time?
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Old 08-08-16, 10:36 AM
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That all depend's on whether you want/need a late 1980s to early 1990s children's Bianchi.
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Old 08-08-16, 11:28 AM
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My wife is 5' tall, so my options have been kinda limited. The seller is going to get back to me on the model of the bike when he gets home later today. He does state that there is no rust and is in working order. Is this a decent buy for $40?
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Old 08-08-16, 12:00 PM
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Very decent buy, assuming good mechanical shape, and it will probably fit your wife well. If you wife doesn't like it for some reason, you should be able to sell it for at least $100 at the beginning of the school year if you're near a college campus.
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Old 08-08-16, 01:14 PM
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Very decent buy, assuming good mechanical shape, and it will probably fit your wife well. If you wife doesn't like it for some reason, you should be able to sell it for at least $100 at the beginning of the school year if you're near a college campus.
Oh good! I will find out in a couple of hours when I see it in person. Hopefully if it is in good shape my wife will like it because I am getting tired of checking craigslist and contacting folks for a bike that would fit her haha
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I had another look at the bicycle, given that the OP really does want something in this size range. The logo style in conjunction with the rectangular, 1986-1987 Campione del Mondo decal should make it a 1987 model. It appears to be low end, given the claw mount for the rear derailleur. The pic isn't good, but it looks like the rear axle may be nutted. It might have a plain gauge CrMo main triangle or seat tube, but I wouldn't expect too much more.
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Old 08-08-16, 11:12 PM
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If those are 24" wheels, the bike might be on the cusp of being too small for someone who's five feet tall. When my daughter hit five feet, we had the seatpost pretty much maxed out on her 24" wheeled Specialized Hotrock. She fits much more comfortably on a 26" wheeled mountain bike with a 15" frame.

It's close enough to give it a shot, though, and kinda hard to go too far wrong for $40.
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Old 08-09-16, 05:07 AM
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40 for a baby mixte is cool
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
I had another look at the bicycle, given that the OP really does want something in this size range. The logo style in conjunction with the rectangular, 1986-1987 Campione del Mondo decal should make it a 1987 model. It appears to be low end, given the claw mount for the rear derailleur. The pic isn't good, but it looks like the rear axle may be nutted. It might have a plain gauge CrMo main triangle or seat tube, but I wouldn't expect too much more.
Wow! You are right on the money!

Saw it in person and was pretty dirty. It did ride and shift well so I ended up getting it and started the process of degreasing and cleaning. Not going to do any upgrades besides changing out the old wires and replacing brake pads.
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Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
If those are 24" wheels, the bike might be on the cusp of being too small for someone who's five feet tall. When my daughter hit five feet, we had the seatpost pretty much maxed out on her 24" wheeled Specialized Hotrock. She fits much more comfortably on a 26" wheeled mountain bike with a 15" frame.

It's close enough to give it a shot, though, and kinda hard to go too far wrong for $40.
If my wife does end up being uncomfortable with this I will just sell it and take your advice with a slightly larger frame. Thanks!
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40 for a baby mixte is cool
I have a new love for the mixte look! I am currently cleaning up a Raleigh Wyoming mixte I got a couple of weeks ago for myself.
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40 for a baby mixte is cool

It is a faux Mister, single tube to the seat tube.
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Actually it is a sport https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1470855867
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But close enuff...
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