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Which is the better frame, 1999 Bianchi Brava or 1977 Fuji S10-S?

Old 09-11-11, 08:55 PM
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Which is the better frame, 1999 Bianchi Brava or 1977 Fuji S10-S?

I'm looking for opinions/experiences from people who have ridden both. Both frames are no-name chro-moly double butted main tubes. I've never ridden the Bianchi, but would build it up (and sell the Fuji) if it is a better frame. If the Fuji is better, I won't bother building up the Bianchi but will just sell the frame. I can't keep them both; I don't have enough room. Thanks! Z
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The Fuji is double butted hi-tensile steel and not cromoly. I had one for a bit and thought the build quality on the bike was good. Not too heavy for a hi-ten frame.

I would give the Fuji style points for being lugged, but would say that the Bianchi is the better frame.
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Learning what characteristics make a good frame is an important thing to know when involved in vintage road bicycles. Spend a bit of time learning what it takes to impart Bicycle Quality and you will be miles ahead in making your decision.

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+1 1977 S10S was pretty basic, all high ten steel frame, stays and fork. No brainer on this one. Go with the Brava if you want the "best" frame.

As far as sellability, the Fuji built up should sell well, as people like the old lugged Fujis.
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If I remember correctly, the 77 Fuji was Hi-tensil steel, the 78 was Cro-mo. If it's a late 77, it may be Cro-mo. I really like the ride of the Fuji's. I think the Bianchi will have a little more aggressive geometry.

I personally would go with the Fuji because I like the lugged frames. I don't think you can go wrong with either though.
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I am going to throw in with the "Bianchi would be better" crowd. not just ecause it is a Bianchi but, I believe the S10-s was a solid Sport level and as other have eluded toto it may have a HiTen frame or just a mix of ChroMo and Hiten. the Bianchi Brava however was always agreat (until they put flat bars on it) upper end beginner racer so the frame is very likely to be a decent DB ChroMoly in Bianchis SuperSet or does it have the big ovalized DT, I think they called it MegaPro, any way I think if your looking for a nice rider the Bianchi is definitely the better frame to build and ride for fun and excerise.
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