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Old 08-24-11, 06:36 AM
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Decision Time, Could You Help Me Please?

I have a couple of bikes and one must go to create some space. They are both SLX and they are both very similar riders. The Bianchi is slightly bigger but they both fit well and fit is not an issue. Disregard the components when giving me your advice, as I will be making the one I keep full SR. I just want to know - Battaglin or Bianchi? Please tell me what you would do and why. This has been a really tough call and I need your help in showing me the light! Thanks!



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Old 08-24-11, 06:55 AM
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battaglin - i like the color scheme and downtube shifters - also - bianchis seem to readily available where i live - i dont think i've seen a battaglin just pop up on craigs
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I'd keep the Battaglin, as it is a far more interesting color scheme. imho

Looks like it might be a Bilato built bike, and these can have some interesting frame details.

Bianchis, even nice ones, are pretty readily available in this area.

I just passed on one last weekend at a garage sale.

...and if you are fund raising for a new project, the Bianchi will have more name recognition.

Maybe make for an easier sale.

....and more $$$$.
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Originally Posted by marley mission View Post
battaglin - i like the color scheme and downtube shifters - also - bianchis seem to readily available where i live - i dont think i've seen a battaglin just pop up on craigs

as much as I hate to agree I do. everyone knosw I am huge Bianchi fan but you do stand a better chance of getting another SLX Bianchi if you wanted one than a Battaglin
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Old 08-24-11, 07:35 AM
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Battaglin.

Then again, I don't like Celeste.


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Old 08-24-11, 07:51 AM
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I concur, keep the Battaglin, simply because it's a little different.
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From an aesthetic point of view I think both are great but the Battaglin is killer.
I would say keep the one that fits you the best and the one you enjoy riding the most.
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wait - we probably should be talking you into keeping both right folks
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I was about to vote to keep the Battaglin until Mr. Marley reminded us of the basic precept here at C&V. Why do without the Bianchi? Do you really, really have no more storage space? Maybe you could get rid of, say, the lawnmower and park the extra bike in its place. Then you can hire a neighborhood kid to mow your lawn, thereby stimulating the economy. That, in turn, frees up another hour of your week to ride. You become that much healthier and happier, having kept your bike. A kid makes some bike or tuition money. Your significant other appreciates your civic-mindedness and trimmer physique. Everybody wins!
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Old 08-24-11, 08:34 AM
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P.S. FWIW, as common as people are saying is the Bianchi, I've never seen one as nice as yours for sale around my neck of the woods. It might not be so easy to find another one like that at a later date. I'm just sayin'.
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Originally Posted by DavidW56 View Post
I was about to vote to keep the Battaglin until Mr. Marley reminded us of the basic precept here at C&V. Why do without the Bianchi? Do you really, really have no more storage space? Maybe you could get rid of, say, the lawnmower and park the extra bike in its place. Then you can hire a neighborhood kid to mow your lawn, thereby stimulating the economy. That, in turn, frees up another hour of your week to ride. You become that much healthier and happier, having kept your bike. A kid makes some bike or tuition money. Your significant other appreciates your civic-mindedness and trimmer physique. Everybody wins!
Very good logic. You should be in politics!
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P.S. FWIW, as common as people are saying is the Bianchi, I've never seen one as nice as yours for sale around my neck of the woods. It might not be so easy to find another one like that at a later date. I'm just sayin'.
Common as house flies in the Twin Cities.

We have one of the larger Bianchi dealers/racing shops in the U.S. five blocks from our house.

They have pumped a ton of these into the metro area over the last twenty years.

Yes, there are plenty of "rare" models hiding out there, but I certainly wouldn't sweat it.
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Batttaglin would be more period correct with the SR group than would the Bianchi (isn't the Bianchi a newer frame?).

And if you're going full SR, you'll need to change out that FD, it's NR.
(and swap the stems out, too)
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yeah forget the lawn - keep the bike

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I vote Battaglin for the same reasons as most others, it's more interesting and it's not celeste. The Bianchi will also likely sell for more because of brand recognition.
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I'd keep the Bianchi if they ride similar enough. I'm of the age that those 80s paint jobs make nauseated. No class at all; just bright colors and fade jobs.
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If you have to sell, sell to a similarly sized friend so you can visit from time to time.
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I'd keep the Bianchi if they ride similar enough. I'm of the age that those 80s paint jobs make nauseated. No class at all; just bright colors and fade jobs.
As opposed to the beauty of celeste?
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You can send me the Bianchi and keep the Battaglin.
Why would you want a bike that's like Italy's "Peugeot" anyway??

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Do you realize that you can store 10 battaglins and bianchis in place of that one car in the pic? Easy choice to me
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As opposed to the beauty of celeste?
I don't understand. I think the Battaglin is ugly and the Bianchi is not. Follow?
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I vote Battaglin. Nicer looking bike, imo. The Bianchi is kinda blah, imo.(This coming from someone(me) who's daily rider is a 'blah' all 'wintergreen' color bike.....similar to the Bianchi's color.....lol)
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I don't understand. I think the Battaglin is ugly and the Bianchi is not. Follow?
I'm with Aaron on the celeste.

Humdrum.

Common.

The good news is there will be plenty of those celeste Bianchis available when you get ready to buy one.

....and no offense to the op intended, as it looks to me like you did a first rate job putting the bike together.

Lots of folks like the Bianchis, so you should expect a nice payday.
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I don't understand. I think the Battaglin is ugly and the Bianchi is not. Follow?
And I am disagreeing with you. Follow?
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I often don't like 80's paint schemes, but this Battaglin is OK with me. Maybe it's the tricolore scheme. I've personally never liked celeste bianchis. I don't hate them, the color just doesn't do it for me. Actually if the Battaglin frameset went up for sale, I might even be interested...
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