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Bianchi Limited_Italian made, Black/red decals?

Old 12-07-09, 07:48 PM
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Bianchi Limited_Italian made, Black/red decals?

Research tells me it's about 1985 but didn't find a definite answer on value in my Googling. 56cm C-T. Bianchi Formula Columbus tubing.
Good paint, no rust or dents. All Shimano 600 except the front wheel is not original. It has been replaced with a lesser hub but has a Weinmann rim that matches the rear Ambrosio in appearance. 6 speed SIS shifting. 600 pedals as well. VG tires. The Shimano brake hoods were toast so it now has new Cane Creeks. Components are VGC. Rides nice.

The market in SoCal seems a bit depressed lately but I don't know if it's the season or the economy. It's really not ever winter here. Do used bike prices pick up at all around Christmas?
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$250 here, maybe $300. Eastern NC. I really like it. I'd swap it to Campy and ride it.
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Last year I saw a significant pickup around Christmas and into early January. I attributed to college students being home over winter break, and wanting to take a nice bike back with them to school. I have been seeing more bikes for sale on C/L around here than I ever recall, and some at pretty attractive (low) pricing. And I have seen a few ads with outright clear sounds of desperation in them: "must sell now", "need money". Of course, last year around now was when I picked up my Colnago at a very attractive price. If you are not in a hurry, I would hold to your price and be patient. No need to firesale a bike that will bring significantly more in the spring.

$350 around here to a patient seller.
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Sweet looking bike, looks well cared for. Whats it worthh to you.300 and nothing to do to it, ready to so cal good deal' to me.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
$350 around here to a patient seller.
+1 Maybe $50-100 more in SoCal
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Maybe $300-ish in Tampa. 1986 at the earliest. 600EX indexing wasnt available prior to that.
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wrk101-Agree with your Cl observations. There are a ton of bikes on CL and more being posted daily. Some prices are absolutely ridiculously low - $60 for a $250 bike. I am in CT and it is cold and in the 30's right here -no more bike riding weather until spring.also see quite a few $4000 upper end road bikes going for less than 1/2 price - lots of despere sellers out there. time to hunker down and wait until spring.
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