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Old 05-28-13, 10:29 PM
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1987 Bianchi

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/nv...801470251.html

Would $400 be reasonable for this? I'm trying to find what it is by cross-comparing with the '87 brochure, but can't find any identifiers/my eye isn't good enough. And the seller says there is no model decal.
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It's hard to tell what the components are in that photo. If it is run of the mill Suntour or Shimano parts, it is probably overpriced by a lot. Seatpost looks like a cheap steel affair with a clamp on top. A bike like this would have come with at least a decent SR style alloy post. The handlebars are more recent ergo bend models and the brakes are aero style. None of these are original equipment for an '87, which is likely part of why you cannot match it to the catalog. I can't determine what the other components are or what tubing it is made of. There does appear to be a tubing decal under the seat cluster and that would give an indicator of what level of frame this is.

Looking at the '87 catalog I found, the Strada LX seems to be the nearest match.

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Old 05-29-13, 05:01 AM
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Like Yo Spiff I see a few things right away that my make me go HUH?!? Look at that chain for starters it looks too short and I am surprised it even goes into the big cog and big ring. The seat post looks like it is too high which could cause issues with the frame. As mentioned the bars and brake levers post date the rest by a few years.

I would like to know a bit more about the bike, like the frame material and components, but I say stay clear of that. I know Vancouver is a hot market but I suspect you could do better for that money.

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The fork is all chrome, a replacement?
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Possible frankenbike with really lousy components. Given the position of the derailleur, the wheelset definitely isn,t original. I seen a ton of red flags here. Avoid at any price.
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The fork is all chrome, a replacement?
I used to think so but after 'talking' to Randy and T-Mar over the years OEM spec chrome forks seem to be have been big in Canada.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
The fork is all chrome, a replacement?


No, the early 1980s, Canadian market Bianchi were independently spec'd and fully chromed forks were typical. However, this had changed by 1987 and I strongly suspect that the subject bicycle is a circa 1984 Bici II with some modifications. As noted, the chain is too short , the post is too high and it's got a replacement rear derailleur and saddle, in addition ot the aforementioned brake levers. It's definitely priced aggressively, even for the hot Vancouver market. I'd say, $325 would be fair, assuming I'm correct about the model.
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Thanks guys, I think I'll avoid this one, I have an absolutely sweet Bianchi back home, and I feel I'd be doing it a bit of a disservice riding this muddle.
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