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1964 Bianchi Specialissima what is it worth

Old 02-15-11, 11:43 AM
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1964 Bianchi Specialissima what is it worth

I have a 1964 Bianchi specialissima and need to know what it is worth. I'm not a cyclist so if I offend anyone I apologize.

Here is what I know about the bike from looking at it.

serial number 164705
campagnolo front and rear brakes
shimano 600 derailers
specialized handlebars
campagnolo hubs
mavic rims
good condition, no visible signs of being in wreck, or otherwise miss used or abused.

Thank you any help would greatly be appreciated as I am helping a friend with this bike.

I intially posted on 1/27/10 but have no replies. So I thought I'd ask again.
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Old 02-15-11, 02:38 PM
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This is a very desirable bike, but far from original condition. On the plus side, the frame seems to be in good shape. The color is not as popular, as many prefer celeste, black or blue more. The components have been changed, it's possible that the pedals are the only original parts (maybe the wheels). I would say $500 could be the most you would expect for the frame, and the bike is not much more.
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Brakes, seatpost, front derailleur shifters, and bottom bracket may still be original to the bike, too.

Where are you located? I may know someone who is interested!
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Old 02-15-11, 04:11 PM
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Brakes, seatpost, front derailleur shifters, and bottom bracket may still be original to the bike, too.

Where are you located? I may know someone who is interested!
I do too depending on the size. did Campi make brakes with that style QR way back then?

do you still have the schwinn?


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Old 02-15-11, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
Brakes, seatpost, front derailleur shifters, and bottom bracket may still be original to the bike, too.

Where are you located? I may know someone who is interested!
The brakes are post 1978, the 600 cranks would not go with the original BB. I will give you the shifters, not enough detail though they look more recent.

EDIT: of course, Campy brakes were introduced in 1969 (never mind post CPSC ones), seatpost may be original.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I do too depending on the size.
That's nice of you to think of me, especially after I donated that Nishiki to your other friend!

Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
did Campi make brakes with that style QR way back then?
I think you're right. Those cupped levers are late 70's CPSC, aren't they?
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The brakes are post 1978, the 600 cranks would not go with the original BB. I will give you the shifters, not enough detail though they look more recent.
Well, it is possible someone just mounted the crank on the existing BB. But yes, lots of evidence this was a complete frame-up build later in the life of the Bianchi.

I'll bet the headset is original, though!
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
did Campi make brakes with that style QR way back then?
Of course not. Campagnolo didn't make any brakes whatsoever until '68, and those didn't appear on production bikes until '69 (and even then they were exceedingly rare).
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Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
Of course not. Campagnolo didn't make any brakes whatsoever until '68, and those didn't appear on production bikes until '69 (and even then they were exceedingly rare).
Doh! Of course. Universal 68's. Quick, someone sell me a bridge. Or this Bianchi!
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yes still have the schwinn, but decided to shift gears to the bianchi for now
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Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
That's nice of you to think of me, especially after I donated that Nishiki to your other friend!


I was sooo busy all weekend, did he get the Nishiki? he wasn't a friend, just a new member I felt sorry for after he browbeat him over the POC schwinn.

I think you're right. Those cupped levers are late 70's CPSC, aren't they?
thanks everyone for setting me straight on the introduction date of Campy brakes.
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