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Old 03-30-12, 07:53 PM
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Opinions on a Bianchi Reparto Corse

Hey guys,
I'm in the market for a vintage road bike and I came across this guy on CL: Bianchi Reparto Corse
Can someone tell me more about this bike? Are the components quality? Most importantly is the price fair? I'm going to check it out on Sunday, anything I should look for that could be faulty? Thanks guys and gals!
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Vintage here is a matter of opinion but I think this is a very late '90s or possibly a early 2000s bike. The Veloce components were good stuff. The Veloce model was a good 'bread and butter' bike from Bianchi sort of like a Nouvo Alloro for the '90s.

However this is not a true Reparto Corse bike. This bike comes from the period after some marketing idiot at Bianchi decided every bikes should be a Reparto Corse bike, sort of like if every GM car carried the Corvette logo in addition to the cavilier or Cimmaron label.

Bianchi Veloce Reparto Corse Road Bike
56cm Steel Frame w. Carbon Fork, Handmade in Italy
Campagnolo Veloce Components
Selle Italia/Bianchi Saddle
Miche Headset
700c Mavic CXP21 Wheels w/ Campy Hubs
Vittoria Pro Kevlar 23mm Clincher Tires
Cateye Computer
Very Good Condition, bought last summer, rode about 100 miles since then, stored indoors all winter. Going back to school and need the money. Please e-mail if you would like to see the bike. Pedals will not be included in the sale.





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Old 03-30-12, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Vintage here is a matter of opinion but I think this is a very late '90s or possibly a early 2000s bike. The Veloce components were good stuff. The Veloce model was a good 'bread and butter' bike from Bianchi sort of like a Nouvo Alloro for the '90s.

However this is not a true Reparto Corse bike. This bike comes from the period after some marketing idiot at Bianchi decided every bikes should be a Reparto Corse bike, sort of like if every GM car carried the Corvette logo in addition to the cavilier or Cimmaron label.

Bianchi Veloce Reparto Corse Road Bike
56cm Steel Frame w. Carbon Fork, Handmade in Italy
Campagnolo Veloce Components
Selle Italia/Bianchi Saddle
Miche Headset
700c Mavic CXP21 Wheels w/ Campy Hubs
Vittoria Pro Kevlar 23mm Clincher Tires
Cateye Computer
Very Good Condition, bought last summer, rode about 100 miles since then, stored indoors all winter. Going back to school and need the money. Please e-mail if you would like to see the bike. Pedals will not be included in the sale.





You seem to know about these, would you consider $750 a fair price?
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Old 03-30-12, 08:55 PM
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headtube looks short for a 56 to me.
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Old 03-30-12, 09:46 PM
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It might be a 55, they didn't come in even sizes : bikepedia
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Seems pricey to me,but your market may be different. Check that the headset is not "indexed" and bumps when it turns-I've had bad luck with Miche ones of that era.
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Originally Posted by turbofeedus View Post
It might be a 55, they didn't come in even sizes ...
Agreed -- mine is a 55 C-T / 53.5 C-C and looks similarly proportioned.
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Reparto Corse and NTH

I need to know what Reparto Corse means. I'm under the impression its race team and man made in Italy only.
Also "NTH" What does this mean?

Last edited by OFHBikes; 10-20-20 at 01:39 PM. Reason: forgot to mention NTH
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Reparto corse means racing department. It's not a model, it's their line of racing models.

You should know about Google Translate. It's not perfect, of course, but it's useful.

I don't know what NTH is.
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Moved to Appraisals forum. Yes, I know it is an 8 year old thread.
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I need to know what Reparto Corse means. I'm under the impression its race team and man made in Italy only.
Also "NTH" What does this mean?
A page from the '93 Bianchi USA catalog. 'll have to dig around some stuff for a Nth reference but it seems to be a top end MTB thing and maybe European term.

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I need to know what Reparto Corse means. I'm under the impression its race team and man made in Italy only.
Also "NTH" What does this mean?

Nth was right under my nose yesterday but I looked right past it. This is from a '93 Reparto Corse catalog. It is printed in Italian and English

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Thats Awesome.
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Does anyone have a Bianchi 1998 catalogue with specs for the FY620? Nothing on the net about my bike.
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Interesting

Nothing like that in my catalogs, must be a european market thing. These two are the only full suspension bikes, frames actually, listed in the '98 Bianchi USA catalog. The only difference seems to be length of travel front and rear.






The '97 full suspensions, for Bianchi USa were more conventional.



The only full suspension for '98 was more of mid level bike.
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8 year update I guess, I bought the bike, and it was a good bike.
I rode that in Philly, broke and fixed it a bunch. Figured out I liked working on bikes so I started volunteering at the bike coop.
Met some cool people, learned a lot, got a job at a bike shop. Worked there for a couple years as a mechanic.
If I could go back and advise 2012 me, I'd say it's not about the parts, it about where the bike takes you.
So on that metric, it was a good bike
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Interesting

Nothing like that in my catalogs, must be a european market thing. These two are the only full suspension bikes, frames actually, listed in the '98 Bianchi USA catalog. The only difference seems to be length of travel front and rear.






The '97 full suspensions, for Bianchi USa were more conventional.



The only full suspension for '98 was more of mid level bike.


id like to try that Super GL
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Originally Posted by OFHBikes View Post

Does anyone have a Bianchi 1998 catalogue with specs for the FY620? Nothing on the net about my bike.

wonder what Fausto Coppi would say if he saw the paint scheme on this?

lol. Seriously cool and unique bike.

still shaking my head at the ad copy of the FX DH version. d very frail looking parts for abDH bike, even by 1998 standards —- but time marches on and i guess thats why Bianchi doesnt try to sell a DH bike (or even a competitive MTB) anymore
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wonder what Fausto Coppi would say if he saw the paint scheme on this?
Forget the paint he'd probably be wondering where the motor is!

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Forget the paint he'd probably be wondering where the motor is!


If that is the coolest thing I will have seen all day – then the day will be worth it
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