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Bianchi Brava Late 80s & Bianchi Limited 80s

Old 06-20-18, 09:09 AM
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Bianchi Brava Late 80s & Bianchi Limited 80s

I recently saw this Bianchi Brava 55cm, made In Italy Bianchi Brava road bike with Suntour Sprint components in mint condition (the ad said 58 but when i emailed him he said it was actually 55cm) on Craislist I emailed the guy and he said the lowest he could go on price is $325 is it worth that much?




I also saw this Late 80s Bianchi Limited with all original Shimano 600 tri color components for $250. I'm new to cycling so I don't really know much.






Thank you in advance for your help!
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Originally Posted by jasonsandagon
I recently saw this Bianchi Brava 55cm, made In Italy Bianchi Brava road bike with Suntour Sprint components in mint condition (the ad said 58 but when i emailed him he said it was actually 55cm) on Craislist I emailed the guy and he said the lowest he could go on price is $325 is it worth that much?




I also saw this Late 80s Bianchi Limited with all original Shimano 600 tri color components for $250. I'm new to cycling so I don't really know much.






Thank you in advance for your help!
Neither of those prices seem too far off. Links would help, if you can post them.
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The Brava should be a 1986 model. The Suntour Sprint is restricted to the derailleurs, with the brakes being lower tier Modolo and most of the other components being from Ofmega. A Limited with 600 Ultegra (aka tricolour) should be 1988-1989. It's one or two rungs higher up the Bianchi ladder and the 600 Ultegra components are better in most aspects. The only real advantage to the Brava is some street credibility, due to its Italian versus Asian manufacture. So, assuming they both fit you well and are in comparable mechanical and cosmetic condition, the Limited is the far better value.
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Originally Posted by shoota
Neither of those prices seem too far off. Links would help, if you can post them.
It won't let me put pictures or links but thank you. Which one is the better bike typically?
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Originally Posted by jasonsandagon
It won't let me put pictures or links but thank you. Which one is the better bike typically?
What T-Mar said.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
The Brava should be a 1986 model. The Suntour Sprint is restricted to the derailleurs, with the brakes being lower tier Modolo and most of the other components being from Ofmega. A Limited with 600 Ultegra (aka tricolour) should be 1988-1989. It's one or two rungs higher up the Bianchi ladder and the 600 Ultegra components are better in most aspects. The only real advantage to the Brava is some street credibility, due to its Italian versus Asian manufacture. So, assuming they both fit you well and are in comparable mechanical and cosmetic condition, the Limited is the far better value.
Thank you! This has been very helpful!
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You need to have at least 10 posts to post links or pictures. How tall are you?
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You need to have at least 10 posts to post links or pictures. How tall are you?
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Anything else you can tell us to get you to the 10 posts? You can also go to the introduce yourself thread to introduce yourself and welcome others. That's always a good way to get closer to being able to post links to this thread so we can help you out.
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Anything else you can tell us to get you to the 10 posts? You can also go to the introduce yourself thread to introduce yourself and welcome others. That's always a good way to get closer to being able to post links to this thread so we can help you out.
the limited is silver and the Brava is like a Tiffany blue not Celeste. The Brava is ready to ride and had a tune up recently where as the Limited hasnít had a tune up in a while but is still rideable.
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Google bike sizing and also how to measure bike size. Most sellers get the size wrong, its up to the buyer to get it right.
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Originally Posted by himespau
Anything else you can tell us to get you to the 10 posts? You can also go to the introduce yourself thread to introduce yourself and welcome others. That's always a good way to get closer to being able to post links to this thread so we can help you out.
the serial number on the Limited is JS763642 if this helps anyone. Is there a place where I can search the serial number or does anyone know how to read it?
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Anything else you can tell us to get you to the 10 posts? You can also go to the introduce yourself thread to introduce yourself and welcome others. That's always a good way to get closer to being able to post links to this thread so we can help you out.
here are some photos of the bikes!

Bianchi Limited


Bianchi Limited


bianchi limited


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bianchi brava
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For what it's worth (aka nothing), I find the Limited to be more attractive.
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The pictures and additional information confirm the previously stated model years, with the LImited being narrowed down to being a 1988 model manufactured in Japan during October 1987. The Limited exhibits significant drivetrain wear and fair cosmetic condition. The Brava appears to exhibit better mechanical and cosmetic condition. However, both bicycles are probably one size too large for a somebody who is 5'7", assuming average body proportions.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
The pictures and additional information confirm the previously stated model years, with the LImited being narrowed down to being a 1988 model manufactured in Japan during October 1987. The Limited exhibits significant drivetrain wear and fair cosmetic condition. The Brava appears to exhibit better mechanical and cosmetic condition. However, both bicycles are probably one size too large for a somebody who is 5'7", assuming average body proportions.
so what size would you recommend for someone of my height?
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Originally Posted by jasonsandagon
so what size would you recommend for someone of my height?
With 5'7" being the only available information, my starting point would be a 52cm frame, measured centre-to-centre.
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