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Old 07-29-13, 12:36 PM
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whats everyones opinion on this bike?(pic added)

its a 2009 bianchi oetzi 9500 carbon. he has the front derailleur and original chainrings. thinking about getting this for a race bike. just dont know anything about bianchi mtbs. thanks


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Are those lizard skin fork boots on the lowers? That's funny stuff.
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Old 07-29-13, 01:25 PM
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I haven't seen the bike in person yet.
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What's the price?
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i'm using my trek y-glide as a partial trade. i'm wanting a full race bike hardtail, but i'm having a hard time getting rid of my trek. i bought it new in 1998 and added full xtr and the spin wheels. but in central indiana i was wanting a lighter hardtail race bike.



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Bianchi is a good name. Looks like a solid bike. If you like the price, race it, ride it for fun, enjoy the heck out of it.

Full XTR and the wheels would be hard to give up. Can you swap out the wheels?
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What do you think the value of the bianchi is?
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For the Bianchi, it looks like a parts bin special, the spec is all over the place, although it is all good stuff.

For you Trek, can see the issues you are having getting rid of it, it is probably worth a lot more broken to parts rather than as a full bike, the Y frame design wasn't the best ever made, and you have rim brake only wheels, for someone into the retro scene , you may get a lot for them (same for the XTR parts), for most other riders, not having a disc rotor mount makes them almost worthless.
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i checked the specs on the parts and i think its all original. everything was shimano xt except the rd. its an xtr. thats what was on bikepedia. the single front chainring was an add on. but he does have the original rings and fd
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i checked the specs on the parts and i think its all original.
Your right on that, amazing how a few changes to the spec can make it look so different. the crank throws of the whole look of the bike, still a good spec, hopefully you can get it a good price.
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i checked the specs on the parts and i think its all original. everything was shimano xt except the rd. its an xtr. thats what was on bikepedia. the single front chainring was an add on. but he does have the original rings and fd
It looks to be mostly original. The tires were swapped out -- looks like an upgrade. He added a riser bar(stock is listed as a flatbar) and that looks to be a Fizik saddle, not Selle Italia. Equal swaps, if not better. Not a parts bin special.

If the Spin wheels were mine, I would stick them on ebay.
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It looks to be mostly original. The tires were swapped out -- looks like an upgrade. He added a riser bar(stock is listed as a flatbar) and that looks to be a Fizik saddle, not Selle Italia. Equal swaps, if not better. Not a parts bin special.

If the Spin wheels were mine, I would stick them on ebay.
I agree with disassembling the Trek and selling in pieces on ebay. The frame probably will end up hanging in your garage, unless you somehow manage to sell it on Craigslist for maybe $20-50.
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With the benefit of history, it's very clear that frame did not achieve awesome things for Trek. I don't think any informed MTBer would purchase it, which leaves open the door for a cheap local sale.

Anyway-- congrats on the Bianchi, and have fun on it.
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Man, I wasn't asking the value of my trek. The value of the bianchi! I know what I have, I bought it new in 1998. Anyways I like the bike to much and I'm not trading. I just can't get myself to get rid of it. Thanks
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sorry, I started heading down a path based on replies, not your first post. obviously the Bianchi was expensive when new... $4500ish. I would inspect the frame carefully for cracks and other damage. if it has none, it's probably worth over $1,000.

I have no idea what the owner is asking for it, but I can broadly say that if that number is $2,000 or more I'd pass regardless of the bike's condition.
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