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Old 10-18-16, 06:38 AM
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Need help ID'ing this (70's?) Bianchi road bike

Hi, I'm new to this forum and to cycling in general and am trying to find a suitable used road bike. I've found this bike about 45 minutes from my house. The seller doesn't know very much about it other than it's a Bianchi and is for a very larger person.

This is the only pic provided. Is there a way of figuring out what model this is from this limited amount of info? And is this bike worth $150 (the asking price)? Finally, does this look like it would be too large for someone just a hair under 6 feet tall?

Thanks for any help, and I'll apologize in advance if I've posted in the wrong section, or have made some inadvertently silly statement.
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Old 10-18-16, 06:57 AM
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That is larger than a 25 inch frame so unless you have extremely long legs it may not fit well - and you'll likely have the seat too far down to ever get comfortable. Pass.
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Old 10-18-16, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by exxongraftek View Post
That is larger than a 25 inch frame so unless you have extremely long legs it may not fit well - and you'll likely have the seat too far down to ever get comfortable. Pass.
Thanks very much for the help. I'm very grateful.
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Old 10-18-16, 08:44 AM
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It's a very poor picture but it's definitely not 1970s and appears to be circa 1983-1984. The presence of down tube cable stops with stem shifters and a stamped rear dropout with a claw mounted derailleur indicates an entry level model. It's most likely a Bianchi Standard. I don't recall seeing these catalogued in sizes larger than 25".
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I would agree that it is a low end model from the early 80's and a very large bike likely to big for the OP. With the current setup over sized none standard bars with riser stem and small likely women's seat I would say pass. It will cost $100+ in parts and service to get the bike usable and this bike isn't worth spending $250-300 on.
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Old 10-26-16, 11:07 AM
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Seller just offered to me for $85. Shame it's too big.
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What CL are you using (where are you located)? Maybe I can help spot alternatives.
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What CL are you using (where are you located)? Maybe I can help spot alternatives.
Thanks very much. This one was out of Cleveland, because my family lives there and I'm there pretty often. Mainly I'm in the Syracuse area.

I also wound up buying an old Kabuki from a thrift store last week and am in the process of getting tires and things to get it ready to ride. Sadly, it seems like the weather has turned and it may be awhile before I can get out there.
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Not sure if you're still in the market for a bike after buying the Kabuki. Also I wasn't too sure about your budget.

This Bianchi Sport isn't super fancy, but it's pretty clean (minus the top tube dent).

Bianchi Sport - $125 (EastWood Syracuse)

Road Bike Bianchi Sport 10 speed



84 Schwinn Letour Luxe touring bike 58cm frame - $210 (cleveland, west)

84 Schwinn Letour Luxe touring bike 58cm frame



The next two are 70's bikes likely to be a bit heavier but are said to be nice riders.

Schwinn Super Sport - $225 (Solon, OH)

Schwinn Super Sport 24"



1973 Raleigh Super Course - $260 (Cleveland ,OH)

1973 Raleigh Carlton Super Course, men road bike, 10 speed



Lastly there's a ~2001 Reynolds 853 steel race bike w carbon fork. Could be worth the money!

Lemond Buenos Aries - $300 (lakewood, OH)

Lemond Buenos Aries 23" frame

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That Bianco looks like!Eva great real. My Sport SX had a dent like that for years.
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
Not sure if you're still in the market for a bike after buying the Kabuki. Also I wasn't too sure about your budget.

This Bianchi Sport isn't super fancy, but it's pretty clean (minus the top tube dent).

Bianchi Sport - $125 (EastWood Syracuse)

Road Bike Bianchi Sport 10 speed



84 Schwinn Letour Luxe touring bike 58cm frame - $210 (cleveland, west)

84 Schwinn Letour Luxe touring bike 58cm frame



The next two are 70's bikes likely to be a bit heavier but are said to be nice riders.

Schwinn Super Sport - $225 (Solon, OH)

Schwinn Super Sport 24"



1973 Raleigh Super Course - $260 (Cleveland ,OH)

1973 Raleigh Carlton Super Course, men road bike, 10 speed



Lastly there's a ~2001 Reynolds 853 steel race bike w carbon fork. Could be worth the money!

Lemond Buenos Aries - $300 (lakewood, OH)

Lemond Buenos Aries 23" frame

Lemond Buenos Aires?
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Old 11-02-16, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
Not sure if you're still in the market for a bike after buying the Kabuki. Also I wasn't too sure about your budget.

This Bianchi Sport isn't super fancy, but it's pretty clean (minus the top tube dent).

Bianchi Sport - $125 (EastWood Syracuse)

Road Bike Bianchi Sport 10 speed



84 Schwinn Letour Luxe touring bike 58cm frame - $210 (cleveland, west)

84 Schwinn Letour Luxe touring bike 58cm frame



The next two are 70's bikes likely to be a bit heavier but are said to be nice riders.

Schwinn Super Sport - $225 (Solon, OH)

Schwinn Super Sport 24"



1973 Raleigh Super Course - $260 (Cleveland ,OH)

1973 Raleigh Carlton Super Course, men road bike, 10 speed



Lastly there's a ~2001 Reynolds 853 steel race bike w carbon fork. Could be worth the money!

Lemond Buenos Aries - $300 (lakewood, OH)

Lemond Buenos Aries 23" frame

Wow! That's incredibly kind of you to offer the help and advice. Thanks so much. I'd been hoping to keep things under $150 and there are a lot of interesting bikes there for me to check out.

Thanks again!
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