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Bianchi Premio

Old 04-28-17, 06:38 AM
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Bianchi Premio

I'm interested in getting an affordable steel road bike and really like the way this one looks. Is this a good price?

greensboro.craigslist.org/bik/6067709742.html
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Old 04-28-17, 07:17 AM
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The Bianchi is in great shape, judging from the pictures...



Location does have a considerable impact on a vintage bicycle's value. With that in mind, and if I were looking for a nice old bike to ride, I would pay the price asked, offering less with hopes of shaving a few dollars.

Also, the steering stem appears to be mounted to high. Such a set up can cause damage to the steering tube, and the rider if the stem breaks of comes loose. Make sure it is inserted at least to the max.

Also make sure the bike will fit you. It looks to be about 54-56cm, measured from the center of the bb spindle to the intersecting center lines of the seat and top tubes. It would be perfect for me, or close to it. I am about 5' 9" or so.
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1986, Japanese manufactured, upper entry level model, 3rd from the bottom of the line. Frame is not full CrMo and the rims, while aluminum, are the older 27" standard. Derailleurs are the only Cyclone parts on the bicycle but are friction shifting. Other parts are entry level for the era. It's hard to get excited about this, at that price. I would want this at well under $300. The bar plugs over the tape looks ridiculous.
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Yep, quiet good. In my area it would cost 30% more.
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Tough call. It looks to be in excellent shape, but is not one of the higher end models. For here in NYC that'd be about the right price. Where you are I'd expect it to be cheaper. I'd try and talk him down, he may have a tough time selling it.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
I would want this at well under $300.
^This. It's been listed for 28 days. Showroom Condition is great but where I live, which is a pretty big market I could not get $350 for that. It's probably a nice rider. I had a Tange 900 framed something years ago and it got the job done. The Greensboro market has spoken.
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I think the $300 threshold requires a bike to at least a full, double butted, CrMo frameset.
I see $250 as the appropriate max price for this bike.
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