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Help appraising Bianchi - 1986-1987 Champione?

Old 09-06-12, 12:50 PM
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Help appraising Bianchi - 1986-1987 Champione?

I know virtually nothing about Bianchi and little about road bikes in general. I am thinking about purchasing this bike for $260. It seems to be in great condition. Is this a fair deal? I am aware that the model is not what the seller claims it to be on the ad and it's just a sticker. What model is it?

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...246632838.html
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Old 09-06-12, 02:13 PM
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It is not a Champione. I suspect the model decal has worn/fallen off or taken off. The seller is simply identifying the bike by a sticker placed on the bike to commerate a Bianchi being ridden to victory in the '86 world championships. The seller is also confused about the size as this bike looks closer to a 23" or 58/9 than a 54/56

There is not much to go one for an ID but from what look like DiaCompe brake lever and the absence of of what no QR on the brakes make it look like a lower end model like a Strada but I need more better pics.

The black paint and white decals do look odd for that period.



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Old 09-06-12, 03:41 PM
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Thanks! I'll try and find out more and post some pics
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Looks like low end Shimano Light Action derailleur, low end basic Shimano brakes as well. No thanks.

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