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Old 07-14-16, 01:57 PM
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Bianchi with Shimano 600 gears







I came across this bike for $300 and I'm thinking about getting it. I bike a ton, but I only have a mountain bike and I've been looking for road bike to pick up without spending too much money. I honestly have no clue about anything when it comes to road bikes (I'm not exactly an expert on bikes in general either), and I'm wondering if this is a reasonable deal that I should take or if I should wait it out for something cheaper and/or higher quality. I don't exactly have a pressing need for a road bike, but I'll be logging well over 500 miles this summer at the pace I'm going and I'm starting to notice that my mountain bike is slowing me down. Any insight or advice is appreciated, including if this is an inappropriate post. Thanks.
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Old 07-14-16, 03:00 PM
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If it fits you, it looks like a nice bike in nice shape.

You should probably know the model, or even which Columbus tubeset that is-
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Old 07-14-16, 03:27 PM
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This bike doesn't look stock. Notice Shimano aero levers and brakes don't match. I'm not sure about drive-train either.

Take a good look at all the components, see if they match. Let us know what tubeset the frame is build with.

If you can - just ride it. If you feel like it fits you and everything works fine (derailleurs shift through all gears and brakes stop sharp).

I've never seen this paint scheme before. Can any Bianchi expert recognize the model?
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Old 07-14-16, 04:31 PM
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The black stays and forks are reminiscent of an X-4 Argentin, which this not. The decal scheme is 1988-1989 and the tubing decals appear to be either Formula One or Formula Two. While I can't see any of the embossing that I would normally expect on a Bianchi of this apparent level and era, it does have the Gipiemme fork ends which were used by Bianchi and typically restricted to the Formula One and Formula Two models. The components themselves are 1986-1987 Shimano New 600EX which was used on the mid-range Bianchi Limited.
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Old 07-14-16, 04:59 PM
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Looks an awful lot like my Bianchi limited. Mine is an absolutely amazing rider - my favourite bike. I paid $300 for mine with Shimano 600 components. The only thing I'd be leery of is the black forks and stays, I'd worry that is aftermarket, never seen it before.
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Looks like an '88 X4 Argentin to me.

Except for the cable routing.
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Old 07-14-16, 06:30 PM
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I thought the Argentin had a black headtube. Also that's a Formula 2 tubing decal for sure. SL is gold and Formula 1 is red.
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Old 07-14-16, 08:01 PM
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I'm assuming it's a 1988 Trofeo:




http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...-did-i-do.html
http://www.bikeforums.net/11572240-post6861.html
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