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80's/90's Bianchi Premio

Old 08-23-14, 02:54 PM
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80's/90's Bianchi Premio

I'm looking for a steel intro level Bianchi (having rode a friend's for a few months, too big but i loved it) and found this on craigslist: Bianchi Premio - 57 cm Vintage Roadbike

I am going to look at it soon and said I wouldn't feel comfortable paying more than $300. Does that sound fair? I really am a novice in this field.
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Old 08-23-14, 03:24 PM
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I built one up for my brother a few years ago and he's happy. I can't access the CL link through work so I can't see the particulars on this one but if you like it and it fits nicely, get it.
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Old 08-23-14, 03:31 PM
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I built one up for my brother a few years ago and he's happy. I can't access the CL link through work so I can't see the particulars on this one but if you like it and it fits nicely, get it.
Thanks for the advice, here's the pic (should have included that earlier). CL ad says 90's (though it looks like 80's) everything is original, great condition.
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Old 08-23-14, 03:44 PM
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Its and '88 and IMHO $475 is way too much, it is actually more than this sold for new. $300 may be OK but lower is better.

They were good basic bikes, the brakes were not the greatest but they worked and the drivetrain is Suntour 4050 R 3040 F Accushift derailleurs, and Sugino VP crankset. KK hubs(?) and Araya (IIRC single wall no eyelets) alloy rims.

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Old 08-23-14, 03:51 PM
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You rule. Thanks so much. If it fits just perfect and everything looks in good shape I'll do $250 tops, and if no go I'll wait for something else.
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Old 08-23-14, 06:35 PM
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That price is ludicrous IMO. I feel $300 is tops for that bike. Make sure to check everything over before you buy it. Make sure wheels don't wobble, brakes work etc etc. There's lots of great advice on here for buying a used bike.
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Old 08-24-14, 06:45 AM
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Okay, so, if it's okay, let me jump in here with my find. I purchased a Bianchi Premio for $40 from a re-sale shop, Ser.# H3A14982. Paint fades purple to black, Tange Infinity tubing, Superset 2 frame, Ritchey dropouts, Suntour Blaze full groupset, Femco Rims with KK hubs. Any info would be cool, but I'm kinda looking to upgrade to 600 or Ultegra, but I don't want to "overbuild" the bike. It's completely stripped right now, just used rubbing compound and waxed it, geting ready to rebuild heaset and bottom bracket now. So, what year??? Is it worth upgrading??? What might it be worth if I do??? Thank You All so much for all your help!!!
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Sounds like a '92 in Deep Blue /PD Blue fade. If the Suntour works I and cleans up pretty well I would just keep using it until it breaks down/wears out. It might be nice to mild 600/Ultegra upgrade but I wouldn't go nuts on a 9+ brifter type upgrade. But you could always put the Suntour in a box and if you ever move the Ultegra on to a nice frame you can put the Suntour back on.

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As BG stated, asking price is way too much for this level bike.

I got mine for $50, same year/model. It needed brakes and tires. But it cleaned up well, and rides pretty nice as well.
There was a build thread on it here in C&V.
A link to mine via flickr...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wng555...7632196202732/
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As BG stated, asking price is way too much for this level bike.

I got mine for $50, same year/model. It needed brakes and tires. But it cleaned up well, and rides pretty nice as well.
There was a build thread on it here in C&V.
A link to mine via flickr...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wng555...7632196202732/
I thought I recognized those AZ locations
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