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1982 Bianch Worth It? (Well-preserved)

Old 05-29-13, 07:28 PM
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1982 Bianch Worth It? (Well-preserved)

Hello,

Interested in purchasing this 1982 bianchi bike. Looks like its in pretty mint condition. The owner doesnt know the exact model but said it might be a "Piaggio." Some research shows that Piaggio owned Bianchi in the Early-80's and were so marked.

So, the owner is asking 175, worth it? Thanks

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Old 05-29-13, 07:34 PM
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It doesn't look high end with those funky brake levers and stem shifters, but a very clean bike that's ready to ride with a nice set of tires, good cables, and a good tape job is worth $175 to me.
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Old 05-29-13, 07:41 PM
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ahh, thats a bummer. Thanks for the input! Born/raised in the 831 myself. Went to UCSC!
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Base level, probably asian made. $175 is in the ballpark. Stem need to be lowered.
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Old 05-29-13, 08:21 PM
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If you're looking for a clean, lugged steel bike, that Bianchi looks great and will be a decent ride. If you want a project to test your mechanical aptitude, keep looking.
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Old 05-29-13, 08:24 PM
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I would pass. Too much money for such a low end bike. Price is not out of the ballpark though.
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Old 05-29-13, 08:29 PM
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I just fixed up a Miyata of similar vintage and level for my sister. Your prospect looks immaculate. I bet the frame rides great, although it lacks a proper DH. That crankset is leaden. On my sister's, I ended up switching everything out, including the freewheel. I'd go no higher than 150 myself.

And let me add: the main reason for taking the time for the Miyata (which had a hanger) was sentimental value.

And a +1 on that stem. It's probably barely hanging on. Not safe.

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Old 05-30-13, 07:00 PM
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Where is the bike? In a hot market like vancouver or LA it could be gone by now.

I am with OddJob if you want a good rider and this fits get it.

It is a lowerend bike but it is a good solid bike. It is much much better than anything you can get at walmar, and all of us here have seen much crappier bikes listed for sale for a whole lot more.
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