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What's a 1989 Bianchi Super Leggera worth?

Old 09-03-12, 07:25 PM
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What's a 1989 Bianchi Super Leggera worth?

I just picked up a 1989 Bianchi Super Leggera. The frame size is 59cm. It is all original except the Look Sport pedals and tires. The tires are brand new Hutchinson Equinox. The gruppo is Campy Chorus. The tubing is Columbus SLX/SPX throughout. It is in excellent condition with very few minor paint scratches.

So all you Bianchi experts, what is it worth? I want to find out whether the price I paid was on target.

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Old 09-03-12, 07:49 PM
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Pretty sweet bike! I would say given the campy group, pretty solid overall condition and upgraded pedals $500 is a pretty solid price at which it will sell quick. On a good day for the right buyer $700.

The decal set for an '89 superleg is available on e-bay for like $40. I would suggest buying it just to have incase you decide to repaint/decal. With perfect paint and decals, NOS seat, $700-$900. If it was mine I would throw on a Campy Super Record 11 group, repaint and decal and ride it EVERYWHERE!
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Nice looking bike.........saw it listed earlier on CL. Don't remember what they were asking but I was drooling. Enjoy.
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Does that fit? I am not sure I would go 700, since I am a cheapskate C&Ver but it is IMHO a great bike and one I would love to have. I think $600 to 700 is not unreasonable. If you really cleaned it up nice you may get a bunch more on ebay but you never can tell. I see mediocre Bianchis go for huge money there but I lost my shirt on the last one I sold.

I am pretty sure because of the 'Superset' frame design this would be a SLX/SPX mix with the DT and CS being SPX and possible the seattube (but that may have started in the 60 or 61.

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Have you ridden her yet? How is the Syncro doing?
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Originally Posted by rcolton View Post
Pretty sweet bike! I would say given the campy group, pretty solid overall condition and upgraded pedals $500 is a pretty solid price at which it will sell quick. On a good day for the right buyer $700.

The decal set for an '89 superleg is available on e-bay for like $40. I would suggest buying it just to have incase you decide to repaint/decal. With perfect paint and decals, NOS seat, $700-$900. If it was mine I would throw on a Campy Super Record 11 group, repaint and decal and ride it EVERYWHERE!
Why would you paint it? Other than the model decals rubbing off (a common problem for '88/89 Bianchis) I see little wrong with the finish. Also if you really need 11spds and Ergo shifters buy a new bike. The purpose of having a C&V bike is to enjoy it how the builder intended it.
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I'm with BianchiGirl on this. Why change anything? If the fit is correct, keep it as is. ...and ride, ride, ride. PG
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Does that fit? I am not sure I would go 700, since I am a cheapskate C&Ver but it is IMHO a great bike and one I would love to have. I think $600 to 700 is not unreasonable. If you really cleaned it up nice you may get a bunch more on ebay but you never can tell. I see mediocre Bianchis go for huge money there but I lost my shirt on the last one I sold.

I am pretty sure because of the 'Superset' frame design this would be a SLX/SPX mix with the DT and CS being SPX and possible the seattube (but that may have started in the 60 or 61.

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Have you ridden her yet? How is the Syncro doing?
It is on the smaller size of my frame size range but it works. I just picked it up last night so it is on the stand getting cleaned up and lubricated. I am aware of the Chorus Synchro shifting problems. It is shifting nicely on the stand. We will see how it shifts when I get it on the road.

I paid less than all the price ranges that people have suggested so I feel pretty good about the price. I sold a 97/98 Bianchi Veloce recently for $175 more than I paid for this bike and this bike is in better condition and has a better gruppo. The Veloce did have brifters though.
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oh she's pretty... having some downtube shifters is fun at times.. enjoy the ride
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Why would you paint it? Other than the model decals rubbing off (a common problem for '88/89 Bianchis) I see little wrong with the finish. Also if you really need 11spds and Ergo shifters buy a new bike. The purpose of having a C&V bike is to enjoy it how the builder intended it.


Oh I totally understand where you are coming from. My preference is for more of a customized and modernized CV unless the bike is literally mint condition. I can see how the imperfections would add character to alot of people that my taste would completely destroy but I say, to each their own. Either way it's a great bike and I would love to own one or Mondiale some day. I just picture a classic frame with a modern kick %&# group and imagine if I saw a set up out on a ride I would be blown away and want it so damn bad! haha

...point taken about just buying a new bike and enjoying the old for what it is. As you can tell, my interest is more in making old things new again as opposed to preserving their charm.
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