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1980s Bianchi Road Bike Appraisal request

Old 11-02-19, 12:13 PM
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1980s Bianchi Road Bike Appraisal request

Hello Bike experts! I am wondering if you could please give me an idea of the value of my early 1980s Bianchi Road Bike.
Model: Bianchi Special
20" Columbus tubing frame
25" Ambrosia Elite wheels made in Italy
Campagnolo Novo Record derailers
Modolo America brakes
Bike made in Italy
I bought this bike brand new in the early 80s and it was lightly used at that time. All original. It's been hanging in my garage for 30 years.
I have the serial number...don't know if that's important to the value.
Any information you guys can give would be great! Thanks.
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Old 11-02-19, 12:55 PM
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Thanks. I'm a newbie so I can't post pictures
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It looks like a nice bike, in great condition.

Some modern reproduction brake hoods, new bar tape, and some cleaning would help a bit.

The bike appears to have campy shifters and derailleurs. The cranks are an off-brand. I can't tell the brand/model of the hubs.

Do you have cracks in the Derailleur Jockey Wheels?

While the colorful vintage Bianchis are nice, the Celeste ones are also very characteristic of the brand.

I'd put you somewhere around $300 to $500. It will vary somewhat by location. Also this is the off-season for selling, so if you're planning to sell, leave it hanging in the garage for another 5 months or so.

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Thanks. I'm a newbie so I can't post pictures
Yeah, you can upload more photos to the mystery album (linked above), and we can hunt them down.

You also get 5 posts per day for the first 2 days, then after than you can post to your heart's content.
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Thank you so much for your reply! That's super helpful! I really appreciate that you took the time to share your expertise and to explain all of that
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Originally Posted by cath1964 View Post
Hello Bike experts! I am wondering if you could please give me an idea of the value of my early 1980s Bianchi Road Bike.
Model: Bianchi Special
20" Columbus tubing frame
25" Ambrosia Elite wheels made in Italy
Campagnolo Novo Record derailers
Modolo America brakes
Bike made in Italy
I bought this bike brand new in the early 80s and it was lightly used at that time. All original. It's been hanging in my garage for 30 years.
I have the serial number...don't know if that's important to the value.
Any information you guys can give would be great! Thanks.
Hello and welcome to the forums. Where are you and the bike? The color is off but the tubing type, brakes and derailleurs make it sound like a 1985 Nuovo Alloro.
Bianchi Special refers to the custome tubing made by Columbus for Bianchi's 1985 bicycles.

The rims seem to be replacements, and are very likely 700c diameter and the current tires are 700x25.
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Old 11-02-19, 04:54 PM
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Thanks so much for your reply and for the information. I'm near Toronto, Ontario. Those are the rims that came with the bike. Nothing's been replaced or changed from the original. Again thank you for sharing your expertise and for taking the time. Much appreciated
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Thanks so much for your reply and for the information. I'm near Toronto, Ontario. Those are the rims that came with the bike. Nothing's been replaced or changed from the original. Again thank you for sharing your expertise and for taking the time. Much appreciated
The Great White North eh? That would explain the slight difference.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Hello and welcome to the forums. Where are you and the bike? The color is off but the tubing type, brakes and derailleurs make it sound like a 1985 Nuovo Alloro.
Bianchi Special refers to the custome tubing made by Columbus for Bianchi's 1985 bicycles.

The rims seem to be replacements, and are very likely 700c diameter and the current tires are 700x25.
Did they source Ofmega cranks for this era?
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Did they source Ofmega cranks for this era?
I think Colnago used a lot of Campagnolo parts. But, Bianchi used a greater variety.

There are these on E-Bay listed as Ofmega with Bianchi script.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bianchi-Ofm...r/352841745032

Although they are apparently marked "Strada" on the back which I thought was Campagnolo, although, perhaps it simply means "Road".



1985 has to be awfully close to the transition from grooved cranks to cranks without the grooves.
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