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Old 08-13-17, 04:17 PM
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Bianchi find. Need model info and value if possible THX

Hey guys I picked up a bicycle in an unlikely place. I haven't ridden in forever but my GF wants to start riding with the kids. Her son ans my daughter are 7 and 8 respectively and both have bicycles. MY GF is eyeing up a Huffy cruiser from facebook marketplace so we will be able to ride together soon.

The bike I found is a Bianchi Eros. I need a few more posts so that I can link some pictures. Cleaning up the thread. I had posted some small pictures but now managed to get some better ones. This is to much bike so I would like to know whatever you guys can tell me about it and its approximate worth please.

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Old 08-13-17, 04:27 PM
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I'd try to dissuade your GF from buying a Huffy cruiser. I've assembled Southwinds and they're dismal, junky machines.

The Eros looks nice. Pics are postage stamp sized though.
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Old 08-13-17, 04:29 PM
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That's a a very nice basic upper level sports entry level race model from the 2000's this one looks to be 2006 model good over all bike you may find it a bit racy for riding with the GF and kids. As for posting bigger pics Imgur is a lot easier on forums than imageshack.


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Old 08-13-17, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
That's a a very nice basic upper level sports entry level race model from the 90's good over all bike you may find it a bit racey for riding with the GF and kids.
Yay a big picture. How did you do that lol
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Old 08-13-17, 04:42 PM
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I just sent the photo files to a Imgur.com account there one of the few sights that does free larger 3 party photo hosting.
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Old 08-13-17, 05:01 PM
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...it's pretty hard to ride a bike like that with your GF on a Huffy cruiser and the kids. It just wants to go faster than they can comfortably keep up.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...it's pretty hard to ride a bike like that with your GF on a Huffy cruiser and the kids. It just wants to go faster than they can comfortably keep up.
I had a feeling. Thats why I posted in this section of the forum so that I can get the approximate value so that I can sell it and get something more practical. I think its all original except seat and the pedals unless the pedals on this bike come with the lock on them.
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Old 08-13-17, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
I just sent the photo files to a Imgur.com account there one of the few sights that does free larger 3 party photo hosting.
Ahh ok. Ill see if I can figure it out and make them all larger so we can see the bike better.

The bike came with an indoor trainer as well Ill need to get some pics up of that.











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Old 08-13-17, 11:07 PM
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Few more
Came with this





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Old 08-13-17, 11:14 PM
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If this bike isn't old enough to be in the classic / vintage forum pls let me know and I will move it to where it belongs.
Thx again
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Old 08-13-17, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by rlac View Post
If this bike isn't old enough to be in the classic / vintage forum pls let me know and I will move it to where it belongs.
Thx again
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I think we're (the collective we) fairly flexible on what constitutes classic and vintage --- and a lot of guys here are diverse enough to be able to give informed opinions on newer stuff as well

I see a Celeste colored steel framed Bianchi with a 10 speed Campagnolo group --- a pretty nice machine overall - I'd guess a minimum asking price of $300 to sell quick, up to a $450 max , --- but that is also market dependent- you may live in a better area for asking top dollar
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Old 08-14-17, 12:18 AM
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Found a serial number if that helps:

H7A last letter either a B or P then a big space and then 07844

H7A B or P 07844
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
I think we're (the collective we) fairly flexible on what constitutes classic and vintage --- and a lot of guys here are diverse enough to be able to give informed opinions on newer stuff as well

I see a Celeste colored steel framed Bianchi with a 10 speed Campagnolo group --- a pretty nice machine overall - I'd guess a minimum asking price of $300 to sell quick, up to a $450 max , --- but that is also market dependent- you may live in a better area for asking top dollar
Thanks. The seat is aftermarket but not sure on the pedals. How does that affect things? I looked up buzz off and the seats run 150 new but this one isn't new. In great shape though.
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Old 08-14-17, 06:04 AM
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Well last night on my computer everything looked great. Apparently whatever format I used doesn't work here on the forum. I'm at work now ill fix it when I get home.
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I'd keep the Bianchi and get the GF a better bicycle.
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Originally Posted by rlac View Post
Found a serial number if that helps:

H7A last letter either a B or P then a big space and then 07844

H7A B or P 07844
If the bike has no rust, the rim braking surface is straight and not shallowed out/work and concave, gear set is no more than 1/2 way worn, I'd say the high end-- $400 for the bike. $300 for the low price.

H7 means it was made in 2007. H signifies that it was manufactured in the Taiwanese factory- Hodaka. They used to also make frames for Kona and were at one time 1/3 owned by Giant Bicycles. The welding on the Bianchi Bikes from the 'Hodaka Days' IMHO is the best the company has ever seen.

My wife has a 2005 Eros Donna.. woman's Eros with the similar build group, Campy and A-Class wheels. It's a magnificent riding bike with it's Reynolds, seamlessly drawn, air hardened tube set. My wife is a 'one day a month' ride and each time she shows up for the D-ride with the local bike club, someone comments on how much they like her bike and ask her if she rides a lot because she owns a Bianchi. That's cache' for a brand!

Nevertheless, buy it if it's in good shape!
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Old 08-20-17, 11:32 PM
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If the bike has no rust, the rim braking surface is straight and not shallowed out/work and concave, gear set is no more than 1/2 way worn, I'd say the high end-- $400 for the bike. $300 for the low price.

H7 means it was made in 2007. H signifies that it was manufactured in the Taiwanese factory- Hodaka. They used to also make frames for Kona and were at one time 1/3 owned by Giant Bicycles. The welding on the Bianchi Bikes from the 'Hodaka Days' IMHO is the best the company has ever seen.

My wife has a 2005 Eros Donna.. woman's Eros with the similar build group, Campy and A-Class wheels. It's a magnificent riding bike with it's Reynolds, seamlessly drawn, air hardened tube set. My wife is a 'one day a month' ride and each time she shows up for the D-ride with the local bike club, someone comments on how much they like her bike and ask her if she rides a lot because she owns a Bianchi. That's cache' for a brand!

Nevertheless, buy it if it's in good shape!
Sorry to be so long in getting back to everyone.I work 2 jobs and I'm super busy. Stickboybike I already own the bike but I am looking to sell it so I'm trying to get some info in it.

I accidentally deleted the folder containing the picture of the bike hence all the picture fails.

It looks like it has hardly been ridden and taken good care of. I think it's mostly stock except a few things. The seat says buzz off and the pedals are the kind where your shoe locks into them.also there is part of a garmin GPS mounted on it. It came with an indoor trainer as well.

Ill get new pics up as soon as I am able.
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Yay a big picture. How did you do that lol

Postimage.org ? free image hosting / image upload
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