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Old 02-10-17, 06:50 AM
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Bianchi Premio

Thinking about this Bianchi Premio. Does the fork look odd to you?
I assume it's low end with the hohum Shimano components but sure does look clean.
I'm not familiar with the sticker on the fork but I'm assuming HiTen frame tubing.
Seems odd that they would be trying to sell without a chain.

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Old 02-10-17, 07:45 AM
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Looks like a 90's japanese model. I believe they were made with Tange DB tubing.
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Old 02-10-17, 08:02 AM
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The subject bicycle is a circa 1988-1989, entry level, Asian manufactured model. The unicrown fork was typical of the era, for this level and origin. The tubes were an unspecified, butted CrMo in a Superset configuration. I've found reference to Sport LX of the era using a Tange 900/1000 mix, so this is probably similar, if not identical, as the Sport LX was one step higher and may have used the exact same frame. The brakes appear to be either Exage Motion or Exage Action, both of which would be consistent with the era and level. Wow, that's a really long rear brake cable!
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Is it just me or does the fork look like it's set back a bit 4-5 inches from the top? Maybe just an optical illusion, seeing the other fork leg in the back ground?
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OK, I understand what you're talking about now. I think this is an illusion caused by the slight angle of the fork, poor resolution and lighting on the fork. The only thing disturbing about the front end is the QR positioning. For comparison of the fork, here's a scan of the 1988 Sport LX front end from a 1988 road test.

BTW, the Sport LX used Exage Sport, so Exage Motion or Action would be appropriate for the next model down. If you decide to purchase it, the exact model year can be determined from the serial number.
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