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Old 09-16-13, 03:09 AM
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Help identify this Bianchi model

Hello, i am on the hunt for a bike frame and came across this, but the seller has no info about it, only knows its a size 51 and original paint, except those ugly tribal stickers.

So could anyone please tell me more about the frame? What model is it, what year, the serial number is: WBK252552T

also is it worth 200$?

Thank you very much.
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Old 09-16-13, 04:38 AM
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Is the frame steel or aluminum?
The "ugly" tribal stickers could be stock. Many early 2000s Bianchi road bikes had them on.

If it is steel, it is probably a Veloce or Giros from the early 2000s.
$200 is reasonable if it fits you...
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Old 09-16-13, 06:01 AM
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Its a steel frame. Owner says he is pretty sure its a 90's frame but i also think its more like a 2000s.

I am 175cm tall so it should be ok.

I can't find any pics online with either a Veloce or Giro wich look like this frame...
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Old 09-16-13, 06:40 PM
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Where is this frame? Italy?

Did you try Bikepedia although I think that might be mostly U.S. market bikes.

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Old 09-17-13, 02:46 AM
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Nah, its in Romania.

Ill try searching Bikepedia maybe i find something there...
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On the $200 price is it for the whole bike just the frameset or the frame with parts and if so what parts? Also Pretty sure it is a aluminium frame frome the late 90's or later based on the headset cable stops if that helps.

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The price is for frame, fork, seat post, seat, and bottom bracket.
Its a steel frame Cr-Mo, i went to see it in person to look for cracks or other damage.
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In this case the price is high by realistic standard but I doubt the seller will come down anytime soon. You have to figure a nicely set up full bike may not go for more than $400. Suitable parts and wheelset and your basically negative on this one.
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The Reparto Corse sticker sort of intrigues me. The placement is rather odd and I don't think the marketing stickers they started applying to almost everything in the later '90s said handmade. I don't see any reference to frame material or anything else that makes this look special. But then again this a European market bike so what do I know.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
The Reparto Corse sticker sort of intrigues me. The placement is rather odd and I don't think the marketing stickers they started applying to almost everything in the later '90s said handmade. I don't see any reference to frame material or anything else that makes this look special. But then again this a European market bike so what do I know.
I used to own a 2002 US-Bianchi celeste Veloce and the stickers on it were EXACTLY the same as the one in this post, minus the tribal decals. The "Hand Made" sticker was at the same spot. The tubing is supposed to be "Chromolite".
I agree the paint should be Europe-only. Most US-Bianchis from the period were either red or Celeste.
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