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Old 01-15-10, 04:51 AM
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Bianchi Premio

What would be a reasonable offer for this? 51cm frame, 105 components. No saddle or pedals included.
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Old 01-15-10, 08:40 AM
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$250 tops (just because of the brifter and 105 upgrade and the name). These bikes were entry model Bianchi, came with 300EX components, weight about 25 lbs and sold for around $550 new. Taiwan made.
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is this a CL posting or friend? $250 sounds about right if it fits you. I assume the wheels do not match because the owner only upgraded the rear to match the brifters? judging from the decals, color and Miche double cranks I think the frame is '95 but is DB chromoly. overall it looks to be in great shape.
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+1 $250 as an end user. It is too much of a frankenbike, which holds down its value. Buyers want bikes where the wheels match, the bike is complete, etc. But is does have some nice components, should make a really good rider.
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+1 $250 as an end user. It is too much of a frankenbike, which holds down its value. Buyers want bikes where the wheels match, the bike is complete, etc. But is does have some nice components, should make a really good rider.
+1. If it was originaly a 105 bike w/ STI's it'd go for more. In general, a 105 equipted Bianchi would have come with a better frameset or vice-versa. $250-ish for an incomplete mix-n-match bike seems about right.
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is this a CL posting or friend? $250 sounds about right if it fits you. I assume the wheels do not match because the owner only upgraded the rear to match the brifters? judging from the decals, color and Miche double cranks I think the frame is '95 but is DB chromoly. overall it looks to be in great shape.

This is posted on my local craigslist and has been up for a few weeks. It would be a personal rider for me, not a flip. I currently have a 84 centurion comp ta and a 83 Miyata pro. The comp ta with bar ends and the miyata with downtube. I thought the brifters might be a welcome addition. The 51cm frame size was also appealing as both my others are 21 inch frames and at 5'5" the smaller size might be a better fit for me. Any opinions on how the ride quality of this model would stack up against my current stable would be welcome.
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Originally Posted by dtipton View Post
This is posted on my local craigslist and has been up for a few weeks. It would be a personal rider for me, not a flip. I currently have a 84 centurion comp ta and a 83 Miyata pro. The comp ta with bar ends and the miyata with downtube. I thought the brifters might be a welcome addition. The 51cm frame size was also appealing as both my others are 21 inch frames and at 5'5" the smaller size might be a better fit for me. Any opinions on how the ride quality of this model would stack up against my current stable would be welcome.
It will probably ride more like the Centurion (both have Tange DB CroMo tubing and similar geometry) than the Miyata. But both the Centurion and the Miyata are better bikes than the Bianchi. Does the Miyata have the Aero components?
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It will probably ride more like the Centurion (both have Tange DB CroMo tubing and similar geometry) than the Miyata. But both the Centurion and the Miyata are better bikes than the Bianchi. Does the Miyata have the Aero components?
As far as I've been able to tell the Miyata is all original (aero fork, stays, seat post, etc) with the exception of consumables including tires and saddle (had a women's terry fly which I've replaced with a Brooks B17).
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it has been on CL for a few weeks? what is the asking price? perhaps while it is cold and rainy over the weekend he might take $50 or so less than he is asking.

'E' I trust you are simply comparing this Premio to the OPs miyata when you say miyata is a better bike and not making a blanket statement. *giggle*
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Asking price is $200 which is more than I paid for either of my other bikes and they did not need saddle or pedals.
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200 does not sound too bad. I would offer him 175, explaining that a seat of some kind will cost you 50 or so. Unless you really like cheap 'clip and strap' pedals I would not worry too much about them. unless I felt compelled to test ride it I could care less if a bike had pedals as I would change them to SPD style anyway.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
'E' I trust you are simply comparing this Premio to the OPs miyata when you say miyata is a better bike and not making a blanket statement. *giggle*

Of course don't you agree that his Miyata and his Centurion (with full 600EX) are better bikes than this particular Bianchi?

Actually, if you want the bike, you are somewhat lucky that it does not come with a crappy saddle. You usually are going to change the saddle to a more appropriate and you are stuck with a crappy saddle that would be hard to get rid of.
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Of course don't you agree that his Miyata and his Centurion (with full 600EX) are better bikes than this particular Bianchi?

Actually, if you want the bike, you are somewhat lucky that it does not come with a crappy saddle. You usually are going to change the saddle to a more appropriate and you are stuck with a crappy saddle that would be hard to get rid of.
Actually the Centurion came with a leather turbo saddle in good condition and like I mentioned earlier the Miyata came with a nice Terry Fly saddle (ladies that was moved to my wife's ride) and speedplay spd pedals. Guess my prior purchases have spoiled me
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