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Viner, Bianchi , KHS Frames and a Reynolds 531C Fork

Old 09-02-10, 07:30 AM
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Viner, Bianchi , KHS Frames and a Reynolds 531C Fork

Greetings, I have 3 frame I could use some idea of valuation on.

1. 80's Viner Special Professional , Columbus SLX tubing 62cm C-T Campy dropouts. Faggin fork. Lots of rust spots, the one on the TT is the worst. The black spots were some rust stop stuff applied long ago.

2. 80's Bianchi Veloce racing frame 62cm C-T , Columbus tubing Overall great shape. The fork was painted in 1990, don't ask why!

3. 1990 KHS Team Pro/John Howard 63cm C-T , Columbus SL/SP tubing. Campy dropouts. There is some light rust around the TT cable guides and the Cinelli BB shell.

4. A Reynolds 531C ISO chromed fork from a 1985 Gitane Professional frame.


A few more detailed photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/1131688...th/4950690949/








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great looking frames, are you selling? your size may limit the potential of these. what tubing is the Bianchi? Special. Formula 1 or 2? despite the size the Bianchi may bid up close to $175ish or more on ebay.

that KHS is very pretty.
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The Bianchi is their "Special" Columbus Tubing . It's the heaviest of the three racing frames. It's fairly big, but the TT is about 58cm. Yes, I need to sell these frames. I've had them since I bought them in the late 80's/1990 ... and they've been collecting dust. I always like the KHS paint scheme too, the metallic Lavender paint is mesmerizing in the sun.




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that Bianchi is an '85 frame, if you didn't know. '85 was the first year of the Bianchi custom frames frome Columbus
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that Bianchi is an '85 frame, if you didn't know. '85 was the first year of the Bianchi custom frames frome Columbus
Thanks for the help, I didn't know what year it was. I bought it in 1990 as a backup racing frame . It's not as light as the SLX or SL/SP tubed frames, but when riding it really didn't matter to me.
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interested in the Viner frame.
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This is a tough crowd. Any ideas on the valuation of the fork? It's full Reynolds 531c and chromed.
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I got an offer today locally , selling the fork for $26.

I ended up selling all 3 frames to someone for $200.
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Not that it really matters now, but could the viner have actually been SLX if there was rust? I thought Columbus SLX was all nickel-plated so that it wouldn't rust-- or maybe the plating had been worn through as well?
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Not that it really matters now, but could the viner have actually been SLX if there was rust? I thought Columbus SLX was all nickel-plated so that it wouldn't rust-- or maybe the plating had been worn through as well?
You can plate SLX just like any other steel tube, but it was not sent from Columbus plated.
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It was definitely SLX, you could feel the spirals inside the bottom of the seat tube from the BB.
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