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New to Me Bianchi Limited - Help nail down the year / value

Old 02-10-11, 07:31 PM
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New to Me Bianchi Limited - Help nail down the year / value

I have what I think is a 1983 or 84 Bianchi Limited 54 CM.
Frame - Bianchi CrMo Made in Japan
Brakes - Dia-Compe
Stem - SR Royal
Bars - SR Road Champ.
Levers - Suntour (non index)
FD - Suntour Cyclone
FD - Suntour Accushift (not original)
Crank - SR
Pedals - SR
Seat Post - SR Laprade (fluted)
Hubs - Suzue
Rims - ? Plain

Looking to nail down the year. Anybody have some early 80's catalogs?
I have an idea of value...I know what I paid and what I will ask for it...it is a flip BTW.
My pics are bad. No good light in my house for night pics and its dark and cold outside. So here is what I have.



This is a CL find that I plan to take to the bike swap in MN on Sunday .
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nice looking Bianchi. I think the year might be more like '82/83 unfortunately I am not home so I can't look through my catalogs.
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I would say 200 is a fair price for both buyer and seller. I would maybe start at a higher price and expect to be talked down. I'm interested in what others have to say...
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Serial number?
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Originally Posted by sKiLLeD View Post
I would say 200 is a fair price for both buyer and seller. I would maybe start at a higher price and expect to be talked down. I'm interested in what others have to say...
Should go for quite a bit more than that, if it is ready to ride. I have my 1984 made in Japan Bianchi Limited on consignment at a LBS right now, for quite a bit more. Bianchis enjoy a nice premium around here. (Usually I am the low guy on pricing around here....). I've been testing out consignment in another town, as a way to market to a different group of buyers. The shop prices bikes at about 75% to 100% higher than what I price them for, so there is plenty of room on the price to pay the consignment fees. We'll see how it goes.




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Originally Posted by t-mar View Post
serial number?

cs12926 My Bad!
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Thanks for the input everybody. Sold it today at the swap for $220.
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FYI, it was a 1981 model.
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