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80s Bianchi Piaggio refurbished

Old 07-20-20, 10:45 AM
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80s Bianchi Piaggio refurbished

I bought this Bianchi very cheap, stripped the components, and had the frame lying around for a couple of years. Last month I wanted to build it up, but the paint was in pretty bad shape. I tried removing some with a rotary tool, but it was taking so long, so I ended up finding a decent price for sand blasting and powder coating.
Turned out great, I even had some vintage Bianchi decals from another cheap purchase that came with extra decals.
I mostly built up the bike with parts I had lying around in by bins. The tubing was the Manganese alloy steel, Hi-Mn
ITM bars
Nitto stem
Wolber GTX rims on 105 hubs
Miche crank
Campy pedals/cages
105 rear derailleur / 600 front
Dia-compe brakes / Shimano levers

The only brand new stuff I put on was bar tape and tires.
I'd like to sell it, but what is reasonable?










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Old 07-21-20, 12:47 PM
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What is the tubing? Do you have dropout adjusters for it? what parts did you take off?
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May take longer to find buyer for a small frame bike for riders around 5' tall. Move seat down until it's closer to being level with handlebar stem. Get some adjustment screws for the rear dropouts. In my N. Florida market that's around a $300 bike.
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What is the tubing? Do you have dropout adjusters for it? what parts did you take off?
Tubing is Hi-Mn, high manganese steel Oji original frame tubes. I do not have the dropout adjusters... I might have some scrap lying around, but when I originally bought the bike it wasn't in great shape. There were originally Suntour BL derailleurs... The rest of the bike had been meddled with. The rear wheel was 7 speed on a 105 hub, I don't remember the rim, the front wheel was scrapped.
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Originally Posted by hamcereal View Post
Tubing is Hi-Mn, high manganese steel Oji original frame tubes. I do not have the dropout adjusters... I might have some scrap lying around, but when I originally bought the bike it wasn't in great shape. There were originally Suntour BL derailleurs... The rest of the bike had been meddled with. The rear wheel was 7 speed on a 105 hub, I don't remember the rim, the front wheel was scrapped.
+1 on lowering leveling the seat and bars to present a nice vintage correct level top line. Then take some new photo's this will instantly improve curb appeal then yes I would agree it is $250-300 bike.
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Old 07-21-20, 08:15 PM
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+1 on lowering leveling the seat and bars to present a nice vintage correct level top line. Then take some new photo's this will instantly improve curb appeal then yes I would agree it is $250-300 bike.
Yeah i forgot to lower the seat when I took the photos🤭, I had raised it to ride because I'm 5'7" and it's annoying riding small bikes haha. I guess I'll have to take some more with the seat lowered! But you guys are saying 250-300$ US currency correct?
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hamcereal , nice job on the paint and decals. Did you have it clear-coated after applying the decals?

The handlebars seem to be in an awkward position. The drops should not be parallel to the ground, they should angle upwards so that your wrists aren't strained when riding in that position. Correcting that would also require repositioning the brake levers.
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hamcereal , nice job on the paint and decals. Did you have it clear-coated after applying the decals?

The handlebars seem to be in an awkward position. The drops should not be parallel to the ground, they should angle upwards so that your wrists aren't strained when riding in that position. Correcting that would also require repositioning the brake levers.
Yeah i did clear coat the decals, the downtube decals were a bit cracked in a couple places because they were friggin old, but they turned out ok. I don't think the bar position is going to be too much of a hindrance, I don't want to mess around anymore with this bike. I've had a few lowish offers, like 300, but one of the guys concurred with my desire for a higher price, he was just on a tight budget.
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