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Old 03-01-13, 04:11 PM
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60's bianchi

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3652685482.html
i'm not very italian savvy, is this something worth looking at? its close to me...

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Old 03-01-13, 05:14 PM
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Posting deleted. Such a good deal that it is long gone? That is my guess. Great deals on C/L sell immediately, you won't have time to ask whether it's a deal. Especially in a large market.
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Old 03-01-13, 05:19 PM
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lol dang it!
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here it is, when i saw it originally he was asking 150 obo. now he's asking 385 obo.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3652685482.html
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Old 03-01-13, 07:29 PM
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I just returned home from looking at it. Iwas going to open a thread on it but lo and behold!

No, I did not buy it. Couldn't pull the trigger, mainly because of my lack of knowledge on vintage Bianchis.

Here's what I saw: Entry level Bianchi celeste frame, no rust, dents, dings, stamped dropouts. Probably gaspipe. Paint in overall good condition. Headset is steel, no name, steel seatpost with original saddle, no name. 3t alloy stem. Derailleurs: Valentino Extra on the rear. Front is Campi, Valentino(?) Steel Nervar cranks. Nisi alloy rims, rotten tubulars. Hubs are HF marked Bianchi, probably made by Campi, with Gnutti QRs. Unknown Pedals, low end, not Campi. Brakes are Universal sidepulls with rotted covers.
So what's it worth, fellows?

And I can read your thoughts: I did not tell him to raise his price! Original price was an error.

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Old 03-02-13, 06:35 AM
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I think you should have taken photos of it, in order to get the best answer here.
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Originally Posted by RALEIGH_COMP View Post
here it is, when i saw it originally he was asking 150 obo. now he's asking 385 obo.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/3652685482.html
I sold an early 70s Bianchi frame and fork last year for $225 in rough shape and it was a fairly low end frame, $385.00 is probably fair.

That said I find it really annoying when people post a bike for sale and then when they get a lot of calls they jack up the price, I know it's their right but it's still annoying.

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Old 03-02-13, 07:05 AM
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I think the seller over played his hand. He likely thought it was an 'old 10spd' and posted it at 150 figuring he would be lucky to get $100. But when the emails poured he more than doubled the price. Now it likely won't sell anytime soon.

I am no expert on this era of Bianchis but with retyred's info is sounds like a midlevel machine. 500 original miles or not it needs $150+/- of work and parts to make a rider of it. If your looking for a project go see it and lay it on the line, $125 tops because it needs an overhaul $80-100, tires $50, bartape $20 and very likely cables $25-33. If you go look take some tools and make sure the stem and seatpost move.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I think the seller over played his hand. He likely thought it was an 'old 10spd' and posted it at 150 figuring he would be lucky to get $100. But when the emails poured he more than doubled the price. Now it likely won't sell anytime soon.
+1

Bike needs a ton of work, and is pretty low end. $150 would be ok, but $400 is way too much.
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Entry level, late 1960s club racer, with some replacement parts. This one would have to be a labour of love. IMO, the time and money required would not justified by the resale price, even if it was only $150.
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Old 03-02-13, 02:01 PM
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Entry level, late 1960s club racer, with some replacement parts. This one would have to be a labour of love. IMO, the time and money required would not justified by the resale price, even if it was only $150.
Agreed. The incorrectly posted price of $150 was the reason I called the seller. Even when he told me of his mistake I felt , because of his total lack of vintage bike savvy, that it might be a real find. Plus I've been on a roll lately having scored some nice vintage steel in the $100 range. Oh, lest we forget, sometimes even lower end vintage bikes can have some sought after bits on them. One just has to get the bike at the cheapest price possible.

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This is the frame I got $225.00 plus shipping for on E-bay.



I bet this guy could do the same.
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Old 03-03-13, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by FORDSVTPARTS View Post
This is the frame I got $225.00 plus shipping for on E-bay.



I bet this guy could do the same.

Very similar to the CL bike. Having met the seller in person he wants to sell it complete. Thanks for your info. Did you sell the parts to your Bianchi or was it F/F only when you found it?
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This thread has a happy ending. Emailed the seller to check his progress. He sold the Bianchi this morning for $350.
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