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Help identifying Bianchi

Old 08-07-22, 01:16 PM
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Help identifying Bianchi

A local seller is offering this Bianchi, but he doesn't have much info on it. Could someone help me identify model or aprox. manufacture year? And is it any good? Any help is appreciated!









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Old 08-07-22, 03:44 PM
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I don't know much about Campy any more. But if you get the model number of that rear DR and find out when it came out and when it was dated by a new model, then you'll have a date range for the bike.

Still, it's a used bike. It has old stuff that may or may not need replacing soon. And if you can't do that all yourself, it might quickly get expensive at a bike shop.

Nice looking bike, I use to always want a Bianchi, but I got over it. As long as everything works properly, it fits you correctly and has the appropriate gearing for the riding you plan to do and the terrain there, then go for it if it's at a price that won't bother you if you later decide it's not for you.
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Old 08-07-22, 03:54 PM
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I guess you can't test ride it with no chain. Is it the right size for you? I'd guess it's about 20 years old, maybe? Like Iride01 says, buyer beware.
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I didn't even notice the missing chain. That's 30 to 50 dollars off the asking price right there. More if you need to have a bike shop size it to the bike for you.

Plus, you'll never know if everything works with the drivetrain and shifting.

For the right price it might be a good project and a great find. But I'd plan on putting all new 11 speed stuff on it. So the price will need to be very very cheap.

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Do NOT ride that bike. The crank bolt on the right side is missing. The front derailleur is wayyyyyy too high. It's Shimano shifters and a Campy rear derailleur...not going to work. At least it has a Campy derailleur. That bike probably won't work worth a damn. A strong do not buy IMO.
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Looks like someone found some random parts and just slapped it on that bike. Agreed that unless you just want a frame for a project, I would hard pass on this.
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Do NOT ride that bike. The crank bolt on the right side is missing. The front derailleur is wayyyyyy too high. It's Shimano shifters and a Campy rear derailleur...not going to work. At least it has a Campy derailleur. That bike probably won't work worth a damn. A strong do not buy IMO.

LOL -- bingo! 600 tri color wheelset - , 9 speed Record RDR (actually that would be kinda nice if it didnt look like it was drug down a gravel pit) , budget grade brifters that also look like theyve been through a war and a brakeset thats 25 years old or more also (brakes probably match the shifters though) -- and i cant even tell what that crankset is except that its an old spline or Isis drive carbon job

-- stay away unless its cheap, you want a project, and you're short enough to ride it - (probably 5'7" or so max )
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Probable reason for no chain is so that a prospective buyer would not be able to check to see how well the bike shifts gears
Don't buy at any price
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Old 08-14-22, 09:16 AM
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Assuming the frame/fork/headset havenít gone through a threadless conversion, probably post 2002. Assuming the 9-speed Record rear derailleur is original (it isnít) or at least vintage (maybe), then probably no newer than 2004.

But lack of chain means an immediate no. All of those components are pretty worn, so even assuming it shifts and stays in gear reasonably (unlikely, given the mashup of Shimano and Campy), a new chain will cause plenty of skipping issues, necessitating a new cassette and possibly new rings as well. Just those parts will set you back $150.
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