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Bianchi Road Bike

Old 03-22-13, 06:49 AM
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Bianchi Road Bike

Hi guys!

Since i missed the boat on the Schwinn Prelude, I'm considering jumping on this one ASAP...any feedback on whether its worth it? I'm a newbie to this stuff.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3635654998.html
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Old 03-22-13, 07:00 AM
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Basically entry level, four or five levels below the Prelude. Stem shifters, stamped dropouts, claw RD hanger, etc. If you want to be able to launch quickly to grab a deal on a bike, you need to be able to spot these telltale signs.

$125, $150 max. Sold the exact model for $50 that needed tires. I bought it as a donor bike, then realized there was not a single part on it worth saving. So I sent it on its way.
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It's hard to say exactly what this is, given the replacement drive train. However, the presence of stem shifters and stamped dropouts indicate an entry level model, probably mid-1980s. However, my big concern is the top tube, which appears to be bent, like something was dropped on it. I was thinking that it might be a focal distance issue, yet the edge of the map (?) above it appears to be straight.
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