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Value of Bianchi Rekord 745, 1974

Old 09-10-14, 12:29 PM
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Value of Bianchi Rekord 745, 1974

This is a bike I'm thinking of buying. Here is the description/specs provided by the seller:

"Classic 1974 Bianchi in good/very good original condition equipped with original Campagnolo Valentino Extra derailleurs and downtube shifters, Ofmega headset, bottom bracket, and crankset (52/42/170). The balance of the components are mostly period correct, Regina 5-speed freewheel & chain (both NOS), Universal brakeset (NOS), ITM seatpost, 3TTT Bianchi stem, & Lyotard pedals. The bars are Scott bullhorns fron the 80's. The wheels are Mavic MA-40's with Specialized hubs by the Wheelsmiths also from the 80's."



FYI, I'm interested in this bike because I like the style and I was always jealous of a lifelong friend who's dad collected vintage Bianchi's from yard sales, 2nd hand shops etc., some of which we would ride around when I was at his house.
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Old 09-10-14, 01:37 PM
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It is a pretty bike but I think a mid level/ beginner specimen. can you get the better pics? It isn't original if most of the parts are period correct, and that bar/brake lever set up looks funky and hard to handle.


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I'm actually looking for a less expensive option so the bike being "original" is less important than it having decent quality parts and being usable. I'm going to check it out at the used shop where it's located and I will take more pictures, which I can post. I'll take it for a test ride and check out the brake set-up which does look a bit strange. Though what you said did help me to confirm my feeling that the price he's asking for is too high...
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in its original configuration the machine is a one up from the bottom sort of model.

keep that in mind as to valuation and desirability.
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Just curious, what frame/tubing does the Rekord 745 have?
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