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Old 06-26-21, 11:49 AM
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FS: 1964 Bianchi Gran Premio - 22"

My new bike friend, that I just purchased my Gitane TdF from, has a 1964 Bianchi Gran Premio that he would like to sell. He doesn't have a BF account, and isn't interested in starting one, so I said I could facilitate the sale.

Here's the info straight from him:

Mine is from 1964, give or take. I actually confirmed the build date with the bicycle museum on Bainbridge Island in Washington. I imagine you are familiar with their site. They were selling the exact same bike (no better than mine) for $1,250 back in 2013.

My bike is about 24 pounds. Probably Columbus straight gauge tubes. It is 22 inches from crank to top of seat tube. 22 inches center to center top tube. Wheelbase 41 inches. Stand over height about 31 inches.

As I mentioned I did a "sympathetic restoration". Stripped it down totally. Everything. Retained everything I could. The cables are new, as are the brake hoods. Lousy blue bar wrap also. Don't know what I was thinking there. The pedals are Japanese....not original but period looks correct. The original seat would have been leather. I have put on my leather-wrapped plastic Uncanitor, made in Italy. Bought that in 1973 for my Raleigh. It goes with the Bianchi. Seat post is an aluminum fluted Japanese upgrade. Wheels are 27 inch clinchers, not 700c, which is what the Bianchi would have come with. Someone upgraded the hubs to aluminum Normandy (dated 1980). New tubes and the old tires hold air. I upgraded the rear derailleur to a Nuovo Gran Sport. Actually quite nice. Crankset is Nervar with aluminum chainwheels as came with the bike.

I've touched-up the paint. But in no way is this a pristine barn find!

So the museum was peddling theirs for $1,250 (doubt they got that but who knows?). I've seen complete Gran Premios listed for up to $700 on Craigslist in worse shape than mine. Folks seem to ask $100 to $300 for just the frameset. Frankly I find these prices ludicrous. I paid $200 in 2012, and probably spent $100 on the parts/upgrades. Also I easily spent 20 hours on the bike. Which is worth nothing LOL.

But at the end of the day I think this is really just a nice old bike. It is not a Specialissima. And it isn't a Gitane Tour de France. I would be happy if I got $300.
If interested, let me know via PM, and I will put you in contact with him. Price would be $300 + shipping.






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with that vintage and paint, I imagine they'd have no trouble getting their asking price. GLWS to your friend.
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with that vintage and paint, I imagine they'd have no trouble getting their asking price. GLWS to your friend.
I agree, I think $300 is entirely reasonable for this bike. He could probably easily get twice that on eBay, haha.
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My size. If this showed up locally, I'd have a hard time not buying it and I really, really don't need another bike. GLWS.
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I'm thinking "gone by sunset".

Seeing a lot of photos on the forum with cottered cranks, and with leading nut on the cotter instead of trailing nut. Was I taught all wrong all along?
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
My size. If this showed up locally, I'd have a hard time not buying it and I really, really don't need another bike. GLWS.
Close to mine too. I would have dragged my carcass already...

Soooo tempting. johnnyace Is there anything your friend would desire in a trade for the bike? Is there something of similar value they are looking for?
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Is there anything your friend would desire in a trade for the bike? Is there something of similar value they are looking for?
Not that I know of, but I will certainly run it by him!
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This bike has been SOLD.
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