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1980's Bianchi Stelvio and schwinn le tour III

Old 09-07-10, 07:36 PM
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1980's Bianchi Stelvio and schwinn le tour III

I just moved and am looking to buy myself a bicycle to get around town. I found these two bikes on craigslist and was wondering if you guys believe if either of them are worth it or not. I don't know much about bicycle brands and really only know the basics when it comes to bikes.'

1980's Bianchi Stelvio

schwinn le tour III
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Old 09-07-10, 10:32 PM
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Hello welcome to the forums. first of all both these bikes are different sizes, the schwinn is bigger. how tall are you?

the schwinn looks fabulous! if it really was only ridden two or three times that seems a great deal.

the Bianchi looks dirty and dingy maybe it is just the pics. it looks like the shifters, derailleurs, brakes and wheels have all been recently updated. if it fits it is a bit nicer bike but both seem to OK deal.
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Thanks for replying! I'm about 6ft tall, I'm gonna go see the schwinn tomorrow.

Anybody else have an opinion too?
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Stelvio is too small for you. Schwinn appears to be in great shape, but that is a mid level price with a low end bike. I believe the rims are steel.

Around here, $250 gets you a really nice bike, with a cromoly frame, all alloy components, indexed shifting, etc.

Shift levers are installed backwards by the way.
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Originally Posted by kc.culmback View Post
Thanks for replying! I'm about 6ft tall, I'm gonna go see the schwinn tomorrow.

Anybody else have an opinion too?
Yes, the Schwinn is nice, plus it fits you. Just a hint, good deals don't last long on CL. Hope it is still there when you go to get it!!

Luck,
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Around here, $250 gets you a really nice bike, with a cromoly frame, all alloy components, indexed shifting, etc.
I agree with wrk101. Too much for a low end bike. You should be able to get a lighter wieght 12 speed with alloy rims for that price. That is a $100 bike max.
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Originally Posted by kc.culmback View Post
I just moved and am looking to buy myself a bicycle to get around town. I found these two bikes on craigslist and was wondering if you guys believe if either of them are worth it or not. I don't know much about bicycle brands and really only know the basics when it comes to bikes.'

1980's Bianchi Stelvio

schwinn le tour III
Some of the people commenting don't know your market. If you get a chance at that schwinn it will last you until you retire if you take care of it. You are pretty close to a lot of big cities the bike might be gone indeed.

ps. I have the 77 le tour II I love it, it was 1978 when it went to le tour III. The guy I got mine from robbed the original round reflectors off of it, I like that look much better!
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The Schwinn's have always seemed like heavy bikes to me but then again I'm no expert at all. My bike History:
70's Mongoose (stolen)
70's Murray Beach Cruiser (stolen)
80's Shogun (wrecked)
80's Murray 12 speed (lost in space)
93 Purple Trek 7000. It's purple. It's awesome and I'll never get rid of this bike.
Newest edition can be read about here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...chi-Nuova-12-v

Took me nearly 2-3 months to find this deal but I am very very very happy with my purchase. I came close to some other good road bike deals too(Miyata, Trek, Centurion) but not close enough. Kind of glad I didn't now. I've always liked Bianchi. Rode one but never owned one. Now I do. Definately a keeper. I found that most people selling bikes at garage sales get rid of them pretty quick(like within 20-30 minutes of being out for sale) and at much cheaper prices than the CL bike section or Ebay. My dad had a good idea I never looked into and thats police auctions.

Good Luck, and remember there's a billion bikes out there. You don't have to settle or spend more than your budget allows to find a good deal.
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