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1995 Bianchi Trofeo

Old 03-12-13, 12:17 PM
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1995 Bianchi Trofeo

Full Campy driveline. Worth $250?
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Old 03-12-13, 04:46 PM
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YES! As a flip, still probably yes assuming it doesn't need a ton of work. Looks pretty clean to me.

Aerobars alone are an easy $30-40.
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Old 03-12-13, 04:49 PM
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Not surprisingly, it's sold.
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Though none of my business, by the time one goes to the trouble of asking is a good bike is worth buying at a given price, that good bike, and deal will be gone. It is a good idea to develop an understand of Vintage Bicycle Quality, a set of standards that applies to all vintage bicycles worth having, and then you will be prepared to strike when the iron is hot and before a guy like me scoops the deal.

Again, not sure of you level of understanding about old road bike quality, but I do hope this is a help.
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Old 03-20-13, 08:33 AM
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It seems an OK deal, decent Dedalo DB ChroMo frame and CampI(Y?) Stratos. I the catalog says Stratos Synchro shifters which I think were actually just an index only shifter w/ an adjusting barrel on it.



It looks like it might be a tad small for the current rider.
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Old 05-04-18, 06:35 PM
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Trofeo

So I'm fairly confident that this CL seller is a bit over the top with is $550 asking price. (although it does have the cool handlebar tape)

If you have time to read his prose.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/b...579938362.html

"...This bike was purchased New for a woman (now in her 50s/60s) as a gift from her husband in 1995 (*I put 1995 in the title, but not sure if it's a 1995 or possibly a year or two older; she told me it was purchased in 95). She developed some shoulder issues and can no longer ride it. It was difficult for her to give up and it sat in her garage for awhile. She finally posted it on the neighborhood website about a month ago for $200. She really wanted someone to love it as much as she had. I thought I would be the one.

I had always thought Bianchis were cool, although I'm no expert, and had to have it. (Plus it's red and red bikes automatically go faster, right?) She is 5'6", I'm 5'4". She didn't know the size, but I thought I could make it work. When I went to pick it up, I stepped over it. It was tight but I thought there was enough room. I wasn't able to ride it because both tires were completely flat. [I later saw that the tires were disintegrating, so even if I wasn't lazy, pumping the tubes wouldn't have helped]

It was love at first sight. I installed new Continental Gatorskins (700x25) and tubes that night. (It was during this that I noticed the tires she had on there were literally falling apart on my kitchen floor - I had to vacuum debris after I was done). I then tried to take it for a spin and to my surprise and dismay, I could barely reach the brake levers.

Still optimistic, I believed a positive attitude could overcome anything! I had the seat moved as far forward as was safe. I ordered the shortest stem the bike shop would get and had them install it. Every little adjustment made it better ... but it wasn't enough. My
final Hail Mary was to buy a Profile Design Fast Forward Seat Post, to get the seat post closer. Sadly, although there was significant improvement, I realized I can never make it small enough to fit properly for long distances. It's unlikely I'll have a growth spurt at my age as well.

So, after having ridden it less than a mile total, I'm giving up and selling the bike. As you can see, I am not happy to release this. I'm not desperate and I have sufficient room in my house to store it. I know it's a solid bike and someone will love it.

The price is $550. For some reason, I hate and have never used the word "firm" in a Craigslist ad. However, I'm not willing to take less. This is a nice bike, and every bike shop I took it to was oohhhing and ahhing over it. Any less would be selling it at a loss. There's no need to take a loss. I am also clearly not trying to make a profit, as I feel like I'd be letting the original owner down. I told her I'd love it and keep it forever, which I absolutely intended to..

Here's where the price comes from
$200 - what I paid
$65 x 2 - Gatorskin tires (I try to support local bike shops and not purchase everything cheaper online, but I realize I got ripped off on these - sorry)
$8 x 2 - tubes
Handlebar Tape (Bontrager Velvetack Reflective Tape) - $40
Installation of Handlebar Tape - $15
Shorter Stem $20 (I'll also include the Bianchi Stem that they removed from the bike)
Installation of Stem - $20
Tune Up - $60 (I can't remember exactly what was done, but Bicycles of Phoenix did it and you can call and ask them if you're interested - they'll remember the bike; they replaced at least one of the rim tapes I remember)
Lezyne Red Side Loading Water Bottle Cage - $15
Lezyne Red Aluminum Cage - $10
Saddle Bag - $10
**At this point if you're wondering, if I take less of the accessories, can I have the bike for less money? No, the price is $550. You can sell anything you won't use.
***You can see the reflective material on the handlebar tape and the saddle bag in one of the pictures. It's very cool.



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Lololololol...

There are so many annoying things in that ad that I canít figure out where to begin. Astonishing.
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Old 05-05-18, 06:19 PM
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Ah, yes. The selling price for any used item is based the $ put into it. Screw supply & demand....
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Ah, yes. The selling price for any used item is based the $ put into it. Screw supply & demand....
Haha, yeah I didn't even think of that! Econ 101
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Whatís the Ď95 red Trofeo worth? I recently got lucky and bought it for $50 on CL and itís full Campy and in great condition. Iím in the Boston area, so the marketís a good one, but I might hold off until peak season comes back around. What should I list it for? Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Old 09-26-18, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrew Ringdahl View Post
Whatís the Ď95 red Trofeo worth? I recently got lucky and bought it for $50 on CL and itís full Campy and in great condition. Iím in the Boston area, so the marketís a good one, but I might hold off until peak season comes back around. What should I list it for? Thanks in advance for any advice!
I have a 1997 trofeo, I am fixing up to sell. I might try for 400. Mine is in good shape , put new tires tubes bar tape ,chain, fixing up scratches and decals
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