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Old 06-24-13, 10:20 AM
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Yet Another Bianchi Value Inquiry

Hello. noob here.

I would like to ask the experts here if I'll be paying too much for this 80's Bianchi Brava with Shimano 105 components? I havent seen it personally, but the seller attached some pictures. I would like to ask the experts if they can appraise the value of the bike just by looking at them. If so, how much is it really worth.

the asking price in CL is $275. Should i haggle or is the price is just about fair?





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Old 06-24-13, 10:49 AM
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FMV, I sold a Brava for well north of that November 2011.
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Old 06-24-13, 10:56 AM
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I sold a similar one for $400 last summer.
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Old 06-24-13, 02:33 PM
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+1, fair price, Inquire as to whether the seller has the toe clips and straps, as these are proprietary to the Shimano aero pedals of the era and are hard to find, at a decent price. FYI, it appears to be a 1987 model.
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The price seems good to me. That is a great riding frame.
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Thanks everybody. The seller now increased its price to $350.00..must have gotten a lot of responses.


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+1, fair price, Inquire as to whether the seller has the toe clips and straps, as these are proprietary to the Shimano aero pedals of the era and are hard to find, at a decent price. FYI, it appears to be a 1987 model.

the seller said, "original bear trap pedals" ...i dont know if those are toe cages or platforms..but in the picture, thy look like your regular non-restraining pedals
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The seller must read bikeforums.net. I had that happen to me.
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Thanks everybody. The seller now increased its price to $350.00..must have gotten a lot of responses.

the seller said, "original bear trap pedals" ...i dont know if those are toe cages or platforms..but in the picture, thy look like your regular non-restraining pedals
Yes sellers often do that on CL. the pedals are shimano 105s designed to be used with a toeclip. I would call them a platform pedal. A beartrap refers to a rounded cage mountain bike or BNX pedal

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