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94? Bianchi Giro

Old 06-19-19, 07:12 AM
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94? Bianchi Giro

Just inherited this Bianchi Giro frame. Campy Mirage group set, Look seat post and matching water bottles. I believe it was an 8 speed, I am a newbie rider and have no idea the value, nor do I know the cost of new wheels. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks.



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Ride or sell? If keeping, there are a bunch of wheels that would be great on that one...ebay has some good deals, but locally, you might check craigslist and find something pretty good at $100ish or less.

Why the multiple stickers for Columbus Thron, then the Bianchi superset?

A little cleaning and waxing, and that's a pretty little bike if it's your size.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Ride or sell? If keeping, there are a bunch of wheels that would be great on that one...ebay has some good deals, but locally, you might check craigslist and find something pretty good at $100ish or less.

Why the multiple stickers for Columbus Thron, then the Bianchi superset?

A little cleaning and waxing, and that's a pretty little bike if it's your size.
Im still trying to decide wether to ride or sell, Im hearing different prices from different people about restoring it. I have no idea what wheels I would even be looking for... I would like to get a general price on what the frame is worth though. As for the stickers I have not a clue why there are multiple.
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Old 06-20-19, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by eversosleepy View Post
Im still trying to decide wether to ride or sell, Im hearing different prices from different people about restoring it. I have no idea what wheels I would even be looking for... I would like to get a general price on what the frame is worth though. As for the stickers I have not a clue why there are multiple.
I would guess not that much on craigslist. Locally, complete bikes like the Giro stay on the list for months at $250ish. It's worth more as a keeper and rider (to me at least).
The only way to tell for sure I guess is to put it out there.
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Bianchi Superset and Columbus Thron are two different tubesets. My guess is someone decided to put that Thron sticker on there for some reason. As it sits right there, I think that is worth $200-250. It is a nice lugged frame in the Celeste that people want but it is not top level and doesn’t have the more desirable lugged fork. Parts are lower end Campy. To get an equivalent bike you would probably need to spend more, so if you are short on good bikes right now and that one is your size, I’d recommend keeping.

First thing is is click through the right hand (rear) shifter to confirm it is 8 speed. You should get 7 clicks. Shifting will be best with an 8 speed Campagnolo cassette. 8 speed Shimano or SRAM can be made to work but will be more frustrating as the spacing is different. Shop for “Campagnolo 8 speed wheelset” . On eBay it will cost you from around $100 to $250 depending on type and quality. If you’re handy with bike wrenching you can also just strip the bike and put whatever you want on their at maybe a cheaper all in cost.

That stem is out pretty far.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Bianchi Superset and Columbus Thron are two different tubesets. My guess is someone decided to put that Thron sticker on there for some reason. As it sits right there, I think that is worth $200-250. It is a nice lugged frame in the Celeste that people want but it is not top level and doesn’t have the more desirable lugged fork. Parts are lower end Campy. To get an equivalent bike you would probably need to spend more, so if you are short on good bikes right now and that one is your size, I’d recommend keeping.

First thing is is click through the right hand (rear) shifter to confirm it is 8 speed. You should get 7 clicks. Shifting will be best with an 8 speed Campagnolo cassette. 8 speed Shimano or SRAM can be made to work but will be more frustrating as the spacing is different. Shop for “Campagnolo 8 speed wheelset” . On eBay it will cost you from around $100 to $250 depending on type and quality. If you’re handy with bike wrenching you can also just strip the bike and put whatever you want on their at maybe a cheaper all in cost.

That stem is out pretty far.
Thanks for the info! I think I will ride it now, seeing as wheels are affordable. I have only found photos of one other bike that is identical (minus the frame size) to mine and it seems this one has the multiple stickers also...?

https://offerup.com/item/detail/527591775/

I don't know why it is so hard to find photos or a catalog for this specific bike.
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Old 06-21-19, 08:16 AM
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I was guessing 1992, honestly...and I agree with Spaghetti legs above...it is probably a Bianchi Superset based on the components. Nobody would put on the superset sticker if it was a Thron set. Nothing wrong with it!

I think you are making a wise decision keeping a bike that might cost $170-200 in wheels and sundries, but is, even at that price point, likely a nice rider. Plus you have nice Bianchi-fied extras...saddle, cages and bottles.

That stem looks awfully far past the minimum insertion point. If you need a stem that high, you might want to look at other alternatives...
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Why the multiple stickers for Columbus Thron, then the Bianchi superset?
Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Bianchi Superset and Columbus Thron are two different tubesets. My guess is someone decided to put that Thron sticker on there for some reason. As it sits right there, I think that is worth $200-250. It is a nice lugged frame in the Celeste that people want but it is not top level and doesn’t have the more desirable lugged fork.
BTW sadly in 1990 all Bianchi bikes seem to have lost even the semisloping crown fork to the pressures of economics.

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I was guessing 1992, honestly...and I agree with Spaghetti legs above...it is probably a Bianchi Superset based on the components. Nobody would put on the superset sticker if it was a Thron set. Nothing wrong with it!
OK SuperSet II was a build design not a tubing set. Following on from Bianchi's famous SuperSet frame design which featured a slightly heavier guage DT and chain stays to improve ride quality and performance the SuperSet II design uses slightly oversized tubes for this with the DT being ovalized at the BB. So while the bike is built with Thron tubing it is drawn to Bianchi's specifications to create a SuperSet II frame. The catalog shows both the SuperSet II and the Thron sticker.
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Originally Posted by eversosleepy View Post
Just inherited this Bianchi Giro frame. Campy Mirage group set, Look seat post and matching water bottles. I believe it was an 8 speed, I am a newbie rider and have no idea the value, nor do I know the cost of new wheels. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks.



*I do have the front bake pads*
Good Morning. Just where are you and this great Bianchi? The US? Europe? If you're in the US one of might be close by and williing to help you get this bike back on the road and teach you a little about maintenance along the way.

The 1994 Giro was a pretty nice bike priced at around $1100 it was an all Italian stallion and good racing bike.

Sadly this example has seen better days but it still looks solid and could be a beautiful bike again with lots of TLC and elbow grease. First and foremost you need to figure out if it fits. How tall was the original owner are you close to their height? If the bike won't be a close fit when rebuilt it might not make sense to put a lot of money into it as you may not recoupe it all selling it, I know this from experience.
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I was guessing 1992
The '92 was Tange with 600, and the frame features don't match up.
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The '92 was Tange with 600, and the frame features don't match up.
Glad you chimed in. I learned quite a bit there!
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Good Morning. Just where are you and this great Bianchi? The US? Europe? If you're in the US one of might be close by and williing to help you get this bike back on the road and teach you a little about maintenance along the way.

The 1994 Giro was a pretty nice bike priced at around $1100 it was an all Italian stallion and good racing bike.

Sadly this example has seen better days but it still looks solid and could be a beautiful bike again with lots of TLC and elbow grease. First and foremost you need to figure out if it fits. How tall was the original owner are you close to their height? If the bike won't be a close fit when rebuilt it might not make sense to put a lot of money into it as you may not recoupe it all selling it, I know this from experience.
Evening! Im located just outside Toronto Canada, I appreciate the kind gesture, Id be more than happy to update and chat here about maintenance and restoration. The frame is a 53, and with the seat post fits me quite well! I test fit some beater wheels (that didn't fit properly) just to get an idea of what being on it is like though. Considering my current daily is a sketchy 10 speed to single speed conversion, that is too small for me, Im really looking forward to ride such a gem of a bike! I am a college student so I don't have too much money to sink in right away, though I'm looking for a set of wheels just to get it rolling and start riding right away, In general Im kind of a newbie to bikes so this whole thing is a really good learning process for me!
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Evening! Im located just outside Toronto Canada, I appreciate the kind gesture, Id be more than happy to update and chat here about maintenance and restoration. The frame is a 53, and with the seat post fits me quite well! I test fit some beater wheels (that didn't fit properly) just to get an idea of what being on it is like though. Considering my current daily is a sketchy 10 speed to single speed conversion, that is too small for me, Im really looking forward to ride such a gem of a bike! I am a college student so I don't have too much money to sink in right away, though I'm looking for a set of wheels just to get it rolling and start riding right away, In general Im kind of a newbie to bikes so this whole thing is a really good learning process for me!
Well, that was a great choice to get rolling! Celeste Bianchi...Always wanted one when I was a youngster. You'll love it when you get the right wheels!
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Thank you for posting this I literally, just picked up the exact same bike on Saturday for free. I have been trying to identify it. Almost 100% original except for Shimano 105 Super XLRs on the back brakes. Can't post pictures yet since I just found this forum.

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Thank you for posting this I literally, just picked up the exact same bike on Saturday for free. I have been trying to identify it. Almost 100% original except for Shimano 105 Super XLRs on the back brakes. Can't post pictures yet since I just found this forum.
Awesome! Welcome to the club, please post photos here when you can, I have never seen another Giro lol
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Glad you chimed in. I learned quite a bit there!
How many clicks over the full range of the front shifter? The number of gears = the number of clicks + 1. That's the wheelset you'll be seeking.

In the U.S., there are inexpensive and quite nice wheelsets to be found on Craigslist. Many of all possible types at bottom dollar prices. You could likely find a set with the correct hubs and right number of speeds on the rear cog.
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Awesome! Welcome to the club, please post photos here when you can, I have never seen another Giro lol
Thanks, I look forward to learning more about Bikes
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Oh, and I will post pictures soon.
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I know the tires are 700 x 23, That is a very tight fit
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I can finally post pictures of the bike so here goes nothing.
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I can finally post pictures of the bike so here goes nothing.
Looks good, nice job.
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Nicely built! Looking to do the same with my own 90's Bianchi!
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That thing looks great , I bet it is a blast to ride and it's nice to see another vintage ride hit the road .
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I can finally post pictures of the bike so here goes nothing.
Wow this looks wonderful! Would you mind sharing the specs of your wheels and tires? I still havent figured out what to look for, thanks!
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Surething let me check my notes to see what is on there.
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