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Bianchi Sakae Custom Road Champion

Old 01-25-18, 09:00 AM
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Bianchi Sakae Custom Road Champion

I know absolutely nothing about this bike, someone gave it to me but I'm trying to find out what it's worth... Please help.
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Old 01-25-18, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Ericg6178 View Post
I know absolutely nothing about this bike, someone gave it to me but I'm trying to find out what it's worth... Please help.
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Old 01-25-18, 04:54 PM
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Pictures will help.
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We will need some pics and more details to help sakae custom road champion likely refers to the type bars and stem and doesn't tell us much more than it is likely a entry level Japanese built model from the 80's.
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Old 01-25-18, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Ericg6178 View Post
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Good Evening and welcome to the forums. Can you tell us more about the bike? What color is it? Is there a model name on the horizontal tube? What brand components are one it?

Good pics are the best way to identify it.
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"Sakae Custom Road Champion" thats the brand of the handlebars, used on dozens if not hundreds of bikes. Does not tell anything about what model your bike is. If anything, it gives the indication that the bike was made in Asia (Japanese handlebars). Most asian Bianchis were lower end and less desirable.

People that seek Italian vintage bikes want models made in Italy with Italian components and parts.
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Originally Posted by Ericg6178 View Post
I know absolutely nothing about this bike, someone gave it to me but I'm trying to find out what it's worth... Please help.
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
Unfortunately that siite only list a few of the top models.
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Good Morning Eric, I got your pics. Unfortunately my catalogs are still in storage so I can't be certain but I think this is a '85ish Classica. With a nice basic TreTubi Chromoly frame, and durable shipmano Z series components, it should be a nice townie after a little cleaning and tune up. Perhaps T-Mar will chime in with a better assessment of the model.
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Its not worth much. Plain gauge frame tubing, missing seat post, saddle and front wheel, low end Shimano parts, stem shifters = entry level. Rusty cables = needs to be refurbished, not just a tune up.

$25 to $50 as it sits around here.
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It's definitely a 1985 model and does look like a Classica but the literature doesn't mention it being available in a ladies' model. However the Sport, which used the same tretubi CrMo PG tubeset and many of the same components (derailleurs, crankset, brakes), was offered in a ladies' frame.

It's an entry level model. While the tubing is CrMo, it is only in the main triangle and is heavier plain gauge. The forks and stays are hi-tensile steel. Given the rust, missing front wheel, saddle and seat post, I concur with the previous assessment.
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Originally Posted by Ericg6178 View Post
I know absolutely nothing about this bike, someone gave it to me but I'm trying to find out what it's worth... Please help.
I posted your pics and you got some feedback
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Old 02-25-18, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I posted your pics and you got some feedback
Thanks so much! Anyone wanna take it off my hands for $50?
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