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Old 05-22-19, 12:45 PM
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Mid 90s Bianchi?

I have a neighbor who has been letting this Bianchi sit around for a few years. I asked about it and he offered it to me for $200.

1990s(?) Columbus Thron tubed Bianchi
Looks to be Full Campagnolo Centaur in a gray finish (Sorry no drive side pic)
Campy Hubs
Ergopower shifters with torn up hoods.
Weird but no QR skewers on the campy hubs
Mavic SUP rims
Campy Athena/Chorus Seatpost?
Campy mirage 53/39 crankset
No name pedals(MKS maybe)

Sorry for the terrible photos, the bike was chained up and I couldn't really get back there to have a better look.
If Bike Forums gives me its blessing I plan on a repaint/rebuild/salvage whatever I can and ride.

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Sure some work to do on this bike. I don't know much about Bianchi bikes but several members know quite a bit about "celeste" bikes. I also know that one of them likes "purple" bikes too (inside).
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It looks pretty beat but a Columbus Thron frame and so so Stratos(?) with a few issues may not be a bad deal. More importantly is that seat “pipe” is stem stuck?

Update. I just poked through the catalogs a bit and it appears this is a ‘94 Giro with Stratos group. The MSRP was around $1100.
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Old 05-23-19, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for the input everyone.

The stem and seatpost worry me as well. I'd love to be able to get that Aero seatpost out without damaging it but at this point it looks pretty rusted in there.
The Campy brifters are a new thing to me, not sure if they will simply "work" after sitting this whole time.

I looked at the Bianchi Catalogue and it looks like a 94' Giro indeed. Not the nicest bike but I think it is worth restoring.

That being said do you guys feel that the asking price is fair?
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With the brifters it is likely an all or nothing so try working them on the bike as it sits if they work fine if not figure on replacing the whole shift groupo into your pricce offer.
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Usually if the shifters are not working that well , you can rebuild those with new G Springs.
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