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What year is this Bianchi Alaska? and what is worth today?/good model bike?

Old 07-09-14, 01:15 AM
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What year is this Bianchi Alaska? and what is worth today?/good model bike?

i would like to know what year of bianchi this is because i just recently bought it and i want to know if its a reliable good model bike. i would also know what it be worth today and maybe to know the retail of the bike would be awesome as well!


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Old 07-09-14, 04:30 AM
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I believe the Alaska was a Canadian model and the relaxed frame, matching stem and decal style would make this an '87.88 model. I can't get much detail from the pics but I think the drive train has been upgraded to a n early '90s maybe 400LX?

Depending on the condition it might fetch $100-150. Original retail isn't too important because most MTB and ATBs don't hold much value neither to most bikes for that matter.

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Old 07-09-14, 10:40 AM
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thanks for the info! and is it a good decent bike make to ride because i was thinking of puting time and money into it to make it more new again, the bikes in great shape i would say no wear on the pads or tires.
the derailer on the bike says its a shimano 200g5 and on the shifter say its a STI shimano 7 speed if that helps at all.
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Old 07-09-14, 11:56 AM
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While I wouldn't invest a lot these are a very nice basic hard frame MTB and mke good everyday riders. Well worth a basic overhaul and new consumables tires, brake pads cables.
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I agree that would make a super townie. The GS stuff is definitely later replacements.
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What would you suggest to replace it? i don't know what a super townie is.
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What would you suggest to replace it? i don't know what a super townie is.
By saying it would make a "super townie", she meant it's a great bike for pedaling around town, running errands, light trail riding, and the like. In other words, it'll make a great bike for most people who aren't looking for a road racer or hardcore offroader.

And the "replacement" comments were in reference to some parts that aren't original. The derailleurs, for example, are newer than the bike. There's nothing wrong with that -- it's just an observation. Doesn't mean you have to replace anything, so long as they're in working order.

Rigid mountain bikes in general don't sell for much, hence the $100-150 estimate above. A low price doesn't mean it's not a good bike, though. It just means that a prospective buyer can find a good bike for a bargain price.
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What would you suggest to replace it? i don't know what a super townie is.
Replace? OH no, some one else already replaced the shifters and derailleurs they are much better than the stock one.

A 'townie' is a bike you use to get around town, run errands ride to the café things like that. This bike would make a real good one.
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thanks you all for the helpful info, the derailers look in good condition and just need to be fine tuned and will need new cables because there very rusty.
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