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Old 01-27-20, 03:18 PM
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Bianchi

I'd like some help narrowing down the year and model of this Bianchi. It has 1985 Campagnolo Super Record parts on it. Columbus tubing decals.
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I have a 1986 that is identical to that (from what I can see) but I am "BianchiBoy", which is a far cry from being "BianchiGirl".
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Old 01-27-20, 10:38 PM
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The frame and Campy parts are in amazing condition. I would guess the bike has under 50 miles on it. Thanks for the information.
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That's beautiful - looks to have been hardly used. I can't tell specifics from the picture, but something seems different about the gear levers. They seem thinner than anything offered by any component maker at the time. What are they?

Nice pantographed stem, too. All sorts of cool stuff here

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Shift levers are Bianchi inscribed Campy friction levers. Script matches the script on the seat stay caps and bottom bracket shell.



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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
The catalog specifies SL/SP throughout so some sort of mixed tubing and N.R. btom bracket.
It's a Superset frame configuration, so it's Columbus SL with Columbus SP for the down tube and chain stays. This is intended primarily to stiffen the bottom bracket region.

I concur, it appears to be a 1986 Mondiale. The serial number will confirm the year.

Even if it has only been ridden 50 miles, grease that old can still lose it's lubrication properties. The bicycle will still require a complete overhaul.

While those engraved shift levers look nice, a layer of aluminum has been removed and the levers are not as stiff or strong as stock Campagnolo Record levers. They can bend or break. Rather than just grab and pull on the tip of the lever, I prefer to curl my index finger over the lever, so that more of the underside of the lever is supported by the middle phalanges.
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Old 01-28-20, 06:51 AM
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I plan on a BB overhaul and new brake cables at a minimum. Prob swap out the wheels for clinchers from the same era for daily riding. I donít trust 33 year old glue. I will be gentle with the levers. Thanks for the advice.
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I also have this Bianchi with SLX tubing. I think itís a little newer but not sure. Not sure of the model.






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The second frame looks like my 89 Mondiale.
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Old 01-28-20, 07:29 AM
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Can you post a few pics of yours for comparison? Thanks
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Since this is the appraisal forum.....

The complete bike on eBay would probably go for $1200 or so since it is in such great shape and has all the panto'd parts plus it is a very popular size. In fact, you might even try a $1500 BIN with the option for "Best Offer" to see what happens.

As for the overhaul, if you intend to sell it, you may want to leave that for the new owner to do. They may have certain specifics that they would want to change so as to "make it their own".

The frameset would probably be about $300 or so on eBay since it is a bit rough in spots but, again, I would try a $500 BIN with the option for "Best Offer" and see what happens.
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Originally Posted by steelcollector View Post
Can you post a few pics of yours for comparison? Thanks
Oh, it's definitely a 1989 Mondiale. Those decals were only used in 1988 and 1989 and the serial number is from 1989. There were three SLX models in 1989. The frame were identical excpet for cosmetics. Only the Mondiale had the chrome plated chain stay.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Oh, it's definitely a 1989 Mondiale. Those decals were only used in 1988 and 1989 and the serial number is from 1989. There were three SLX models in 1989. The frame were identical excpet for cosmetics. Only the Mondiale had the chrome plated chain stay.
Thank you for the confirmation. Great intell.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Since this is the appraisal forum.....

The complete bike on eBay would probably go for $1200 or so since it is in such great shape and has all the panto'd parts plus it is a very popular size. In fact, you might even try a $1500 BIN with the option for "Best Offer" to see what happens.

As for the overhaul, if you intend to sell it, you may want to leave that for the new owner to do. They may have certain specifics that they would want to change so as to "make it their own".

The frameset would probably be about $300 or so on eBay since it is a bit rough in spots but, again, I would try a $500 BIN with the option for "Best Offer" and see what happens.
Thank you for the price/value information. That helps decision making down the road.
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