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Mid 80s Bianchi. What's it worth?

Old 07-14-21, 11:38 AM
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Mid 80s Bianchi. What's it worth?

I've got a mid 80s Bianchi road bike that I am trying to figure out a value for. Not sure of the exact year or model but it definitely dates to then.
As far as I can tell it has all original components and paint/stickers. Some small scratches and damage to the paint in some places. Celeste color and 56cm size. 12 speed.

Some specs:

Modolo sporting brakes.

Campagnolo Nuovo Gran sport derailleurs and shifters
3ttt handlebar
Continental tires

I wish I could post pics but I dont have the required number of posts to upload any.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 07-14-21, 12:42 PM
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Tell us more about the bike (in 5 posts per day over 2 days to get to the point where you can post pictures). Is there a model name on the frame? What about tubing stickers? Celeste Bianchi's almost always sell for more than the same model in other colors. Where (roughly) are you?
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Old 07-14-21, 01:11 PM
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Im in California so should be a pretty large market but I havent had any bites on craigslist/FB marketplace.

I know there are a few numbers stamped into the frame by the seat. (3N on one side, 3303 on the other) Was thinking this might mean its from 83?

Other than that the stickers dont tell much (Bianchi on the frame) small sticker (piaggio)
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Really just wish I could post pics!
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You may be able to post them to your gallery. Sometimes peopleare able to do that before their 10th post, and then other people can link it for them.
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Old 07-14-21, 01:52 PM
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Yeah Ive uploaded a few of the pics to my "gallery"
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Old 07-14-21, 01:56 PM
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I appreciate all your help with this!
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I just sold a 1983 Nuovo Alloro for $400. I was in excellent condition without hardly a blemish in the paint. I live in a relatively small market and so I couldn't sell it for as much as if I were in a larger city.
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Originally Posted by peterwittig View Post
Im in California so should be a pretty large market but I havent had any bites on craigslist/FB marketplace.

I know there are a few numbers stamped into the frame by the seat. (3N on one side, 3303 on the other) Was thinking this might mean its from 83?

Other than that the stickers dont tell much (Bianchi on the frame) small sticker (piaggio)
What's stamped on the bottom bracket?
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With appropriate pedals and saddle, that's potentially a $400+ bike where I live. And polish that seatpost!
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Originally Posted by Pacelineg View Post
What's stamped on the bottom bracket?
I dont see anything stamped on the bottom
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Old 07-15-21, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
With appropriate pedals and saddle, that's potentially a $400+ bike where I live. And polish that seatpost!
Will do!

Does anyone wanna take a stab at trying to ID the year or model?
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Old 07-15-21, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by peterwittig View Post
Will do!

Does anyone wanna take a stab at trying to ID the year or model?
....I'm not good on these like Bianchigirll , who will probably come along with better information.
But with that Bianchi branded crank, the Gran Sport rear derailleur, and the overall longer wheelbase of the frame, it's closely related to an early 80's Super Turismo.

Look here, and at some of the other 80's catalogs on Bulgier's site. The links are in this thread on catalogs.

Personally, all that celeste stuff looks alike to me.
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Old 07-17-21, 01:10 PM
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Hi, I am no expert but just someone like you looking around for a nice steel bike, so take my estimation with some grain of salt. Your bike look like an early to mid 80s entry road bike of Bianchi, maybe a Nuovo Alloro or Nuovo Racing from 83/84?
Did you end up buying the bike?
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Old 07-19-21, 09:11 AM
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Oh I am trying to sell it.
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Old 07-19-21, 06:52 PM
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It's got remnant's of a Piaggio decal, so it's no newer than 1984. Serial number will be carried on both sides of the seat lug and tell us the year. Dropout eyelets suggest a lower mid-range while the combination of Nuovo Gran Sport derailleurs and Sporting brakes suggest a circa 1984 Bianchi Alloro, in which case it is an Aelle R tubeset. You can ask for $400 but I wouldn't pay anywhere near that amount.
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Originally Posted by peterwittig View Post
Really just wish I could post pics!
me too I am trying to post a Pogliaghi
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