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50ís Bianchi Campione Del Mundo - restored. What would you pay?

Old 02-18-21, 09:50 PM
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50ís Bianchi Campione Del Mundo - restored. Reasonable value?

Title says it all. Claimed to be a Ď54, fully restored.
what is a reasonable price?

not mine - just considering buying it, but Iím not as familiar with the pre- 1970 market.

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Bump.
certainly some folks here will have some awareness of these, and their value.
I know a resto kills the ultimate value (to some) due to loss of originality, but this one looks really well done.

Iím on the hunt for a 50ís-60ís frame/bike for Eroica type events and casual fair weather riding, but Iím not as knowledgeable on pre-70ís bikes as I am with 70ís and newer.
I know if this were a restored early 70ís Colnago Super, it would warrant a premium pricetag. Iím just not sure how something like this (Iíll see your Merckx and raise you a Coppi) stacks up.

this is one of several options, and Iím a sucker for Celeste.

Thanks for any input or banter.

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Whats the cost of a resto like that? $1000-1200? Then the rarity of the frame itself. Maybe in the range of $2000?

I was talking with a collector about prices. He had an early '60's Paramount with original violet paint. Said he paid $2300 for it, mostly because of the color and condition. This Bianchi, not original condition, but a restored 1954, thats rare goods. And brought back to a high level of finish. How all that balances out, I dont know. But getting a lugged steel frame made these days will set you back a bundle.

​​​​​Shame is I can see this frame being built up with original components, sourced from europe and beyond, built up to perfection and then displayed on a wall, never to be ridden.
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Yeah. Stuff like this usually prices out in $1k increments. I really don't have any idea. But I would guess around $1.5K.
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Before going farther, the rear dropouts are interesting- I cannot tell with the images provided the stampings on the dropouts nor the size of the adjuster screws.

the odd thing is the spring hole above the derailleur mount screw port. That is generally associated with the Sportsman derailleur option- later than the mentioned date of the frame.

a reference of the brake bridge style should be made too... the cross cylinder is... not sure but I think not right.
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Old 02-21-21, 08:49 PM
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Speedbicycles.ch has a few in their virtual museum- so matches metalwork reasonably well, be nice to see the chainstay bridge.

the Notable difference is on the first two from the mid 50ís I pulled up, the Bianchi on the down tube is closest to the shift levers, the model name lower - a restoration Ooops.

both show a serial number stamped around the front of the seat lug above the top tube.
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I appreciate the input
seems to line up with what I would think is a reasonable value.

Iíve opted to go another route, and sure hope I donít regret passing on this gorgeous frame.

FWIW it is currently on eBay at $1,190 plus shipping from Italy. Seems like a solid deal

Thanks again, and someone please get it 😎
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