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80's Bianchi Campione

Old 04-26-19, 09:32 AM
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80's Bianchi Campione

First time poster, noobie biker


I'm thinking about buying this bike from craigslist.


Sfbay.craigslist /sfc/bik/d/san-francisco-vintage-original-80s/ 6862507942.html

Seems to be in ok condition, just sat around for a long time.


Talked the seller to $450, maybe could get down to $400. Is it worth that much?
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Old 04-26-19, 09:49 AM
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...yes.
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Old 04-26-19, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by posix View Post
First time poster, noobie biker


I'm thinking about buying this bike from craigslist.


Sfbay.craigslist /sfc/bik/d/san-francisco-vintage-original-80s/ 6862507942.html

Seems to be in ok condition, just sat around for a long time.


Talked the seller to $450, maybe could get down to $400. Is it worth that much?
Hurry, run don't walk.
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Old 04-27-19, 12:39 AM
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Hurry, run don't walk.
I'm meeting him in the morning to purchase!
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Old 04-27-19, 07:50 AM
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The subject bicycle is a mid-range model, circa 1982. C&V Bianchi are one of the most sought brands. Consequently, they command premiums, especially those with celeste paint and pantographed components. From that perspective, the price may be warranted. However, if you can resist succumbing to celestitis, that $450 will buy you a much better bicycle in another brand.
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Old 04-27-19, 10:31 AM
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Nice find. Nothing lucky in Charleston.
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Old 04-27-19, 11:03 AM
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I think someone got there before me Haha, it's ok. Not in a rush, will see if there are other ones to buy.
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Old 04-27-19, 11:58 AM
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...I'm uncertain about the current state of affairs, but back when classic steel bikes were more popular and commanded higher prices here in the Bay Area, it was inadvisable to post a link to your CL ad in your inquiry. Much better to simply get enough status here from your number of posts to be able to post up images you pull from the ad, when you ask your question.

Things are less competitive now, and like @T-Mar said, that's a mid level (but still nice condition) Bianchi. Hard to say what happened. I think most of the people in the Bay Area who were the hard corps flippers figured out something else to do for money. Thus prices have come down more toward the national norms, but are still a little higher...especially now at the beginning of the good weather season.
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Old 04-27-19, 12:03 PM
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Haha dang, who knew that it was so cut throat out when it comes to bikes....

Thx for the advice!
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Old 04-28-19, 09:10 AM
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I think I found another decent one. Trying to get my post count upppppp
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I think I found another decent one. Trying to get my post count upppppp
Just keep tying. Compliment me on my avatar or anything.
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Old 04-28-19, 01:52 PM
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Your avatar is great love it!
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