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Need help aging Bianchi Strada XL

Old 11-26-16, 08:27 PM
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Need help aging Bianchi Strada XL

I'm trying to sell a Bianchi Strada XL road bike that I got many years ago from a bike mechanic friend. I know a lot of the parts have been replaced and am having trouble figuring out the year based on the serial number advice in this forum. The SN is H8JC9211 but the H8 is super faint/rubbed out compared to the rest of the number. I got the bike used in 2004. I don't see how you can measure the BB with everything assembled, so I can't tell you its diameter. Let me know if any other particular angles would be helpful in determining year. Also any suggestions for price in SF Bay Area?

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Old 11-26-16, 09:00 PM
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Per the Asian Serial Number Guide, that frame was built in Oct 1988. It's likely a 1989 model, and should be a Strada LX, rather than XL.
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Old 11-27-16, 09:05 AM
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+1, manufactured by Hodaka of Taiwan in October 1988. This is late enough in the year that it is almost certainly a 1989 model.
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Old 11-27-16, 07:22 PM
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Thanks! I listed it as 1988 and it sold for $140 which is what I was asking. I was mostly worried that it was a '98 and I was false advertising. One year off ain't bad.
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