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Is this Bianchi worth $200?

Old 09-01-10, 11:17 PM
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Is this Bianchi worth $200?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/1931995542.html

It has a 53cm Bianchi frame. That the only info I have ask for so far. I don't know much about bikes but I think Bianchi is a reputable brand (right?).

Edit: The cranks are super maxy and rims are weimann, other are no-name parts.

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Old 09-02-10, 06:26 AM
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if you want a fixie 200 might not be a bad deal. however who says it is a Bianchi? what kind/model of frame is it? see if the seller will give you some better pics and more information.

get pics of the HT/DT lug and lok for the B on it, pics of the dropouts without the wheels so you can see what brand they are. ask the sell what model Bianchi the bike was before the decals were removed

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+1 Without some proof, I am not buying that it is a Bianchi, and without original decals, no idea of model. I wouldn't pay $200 for it.
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Is there a trademark that bianchi does to the frame to look out for? Like I guess the letter "B" is ingraved somewhere on the frame?

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back in the good old days of lugged frames everyone had embellishments on their frames. but of course as these little touches got more expensive they fell by the wayside. a lugged Bianchi will usually (but again I think even this fell by the wayside in the early '90s) a B on the top tang of the lugg connecting the headtube and downtubes. some Bianchi from the early '90s when luggless frame became the norm will have Bianchi stamped on the BB shell on top both sides. older lugged bikes say pre '89 will usually have Bianchi on the caps on the tops of the seat stays pre '86ish bikes might have a B in circle instead. older steel bikes will alos have a B or Bianchi on the fork crown

I'll look for some pics and add them later
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+1 Without some proof, I am not buying that it is a Bianchi, and without original decals, no idea of model. I wouldn't pay $200 for it.
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There is nothing original left on that bike, and (even if there actually is a B frame under there and not some POC), it would cost you a fortune to get the parts to reassemble it.
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I don't know whay I don't have more pics of these kinds of things but here are a few
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