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Bianchi Veloce Road Bike 60 cm frame help identify please

Old 01-01-11, 10:12 AM
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Bianchi Veloce Road Bike 60 cm frame help identify please

Hello All,
I received a bike from uncle and would love to ride it but its too big for me. Does anybody have a idea what year it might be and what its possibly worth? I think he may have bought it around 1995-1997 I've uploaded some pic's thanks for your help..
Brian
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Old 01-03-11, 09:45 PM
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what kind of brakes are those. That component group is probably worth about the same as the frame+fork itself, both estimated at about $150.
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For modern bikes, bikepedia is your best bet. Here's a link to the 1997. They have almost everything 1993 or newer. DT shifters look A LOT older than the years you are thinking. Even the 1993 had Ergo (Campy version of STI) shifters. I don't do much with Bianchis or Campy components either, but that bike looks late 1980s to me.

Edit: Didn't see the Ergo on the far side. Looks like a mix of parts. If you ever want to sell it, it would be best to find a left hand shifter, they are out there.

Needs a thorough cleanup and be road ready prior to selling to maximize value. A little time spent polishing can yield nice $$. People buying bikes that need clean up (like me) tend to look for hefty discounts. Current value might be 1/2 of the value of the same bike in spotless, ready to ride condition.

Bike is Italian made, which is a big plus. Buyers tend to pay a premium for Italian bikes.

I would suggest drive side pictures, that's where the action is on a bicycle.

How many speeds in the rear?

https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...loce&Type=bike

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Old 01-03-11, 09:58 PM
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i am betting 92-94.

Originally Posted by sKiLLeD View Post
what kind of brakes are those. That component group is probably worth about the same as the frame+fork itself, both estimated at about $150.
they look like 93 veloce monoplanars. the brakes alone will bring $70 on ebay but i wouldnt part it out. do you know if he has the second ergo lever, brake lever, and downtube?

it is definitely a unique build. it has a vintage "mountain stage" look with the rear ergo and frond DT.

if you must, find a frame in your size and swap out the parts. (it is everything i can do to not offer to buy it)



edit: for reference, by 96 veloce monoplaners went on a diet and implemented cartridge pads:

(forgive me, she now has a record headset)
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Old 01-03-11, 10:02 PM
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can we get more pics? the ergo lever looks like a chorus or later year lower end lever. it looks like it was upgraded on the rear but not front at a later date.
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Old 01-04-11, 04:23 AM
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how did I miss this? I beleve it to be a bit older than '92/93 I was still selling Bianchis in '94 and do not recall this model. (thats not to say it could not have existed and we did not stock it)

too bad I am away from home and can't look it up. the style of those brakes look lower than Veloce, see how they do not seem to have the pointy capnut?
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Well, to get the ball rolling here, I'd say you should wipe it down to get off the dust and dirt. Use WD-40 spray or water, preferably, WD-40. Re-lube the chain with chain lube to get it rolling nice and free. I'd estimate easily that bike will bring $200, more like $250. You can try for $300, that might be a little high.
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These estimates are based on the Raleigh, NC market. Your market may vary.
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Thanks for all your input. I uploaded some more pictures. I'm pretty sure the bike is all original, my uncle pretty much just used for cross training, it rides pretty well even with my short legs. I was really hoping to keep it, I do mostly trail ridning, but always wanted a road bike becuase of the speed... I cleaned it up as much as I could got all the grease elephants off, it shifts pretty well...again thanks
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Originally Posted by Trnenergy View Post
Thanks for all your input. I uploaded some more pictures. I'm pretty sure the bike is all original, my uncle pretty much just used for cross training, it rides pretty well even with my short legs. I was really hoping to keep it, I do mostly trail ridning, but always wanted a road bike becuase of the speed... I cleaned it up as much as I could got all the grease elephants off, it shifts pretty well...again thanks
i just double checked and i was wrong above. those are 1995 veloce brakes (i recently sold a set of NOS athenas and had the two confused, we all make errors) the 1994 veloce brakes were not monoplanars (aero) and the ones i posted are 1996 units.

i dont think the bike is 100% original. ive never seen a bike set up oem with one ergo and one down tube. it is a very cool very "mountain stage" pro tour.
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I think perhaps at some point the left ergo must have broken and this was a simple, perhaps intended to be temporary, solution.

nice looking Bianchi though.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I think perhaps at some point the left ergo must have broken and this was a simple, perhaps intended to be temporary, solution.

nice looking Bianchi though.
If that's the case, with both ergos in place, that bike should sell for $300.
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Campy 8spd brings good money these days. Ever try and get a set of ergos on eBay?

It would be great if he had the matching ergo, brake lever, and shifter.
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This did not even occur to me. My uncle left had was damaged, ie missing some fingers. So now it makes total sense why the left ergo is on the down tube...duh I never though of that until I looked at a picture of him today waving...
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fyi: ergos is in reference to campagnolo's integrated brake/shift levers called ergo power

your right shifter is a down tube shifter (not ergo)

that makes perfect sence. the chances of a front 8spd lever breaking (even in a wreck) is pretty slim. not only that, but campagnolo brake levers and down tube shifters are fairly expensive for a temporary fix.

back a few years ago, it was fairly common to see pros (most notably lance armstrong) ride the same setup.



how much too big is this thing? i am not too sentimental about keeping bikes together, but the possibility of this bike getting sold/parted saddens me.
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