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Any info on Bianchi Premio

Old 02-12-03, 09:16 PM
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Any info on Bianchi Premio

Hi, I've owned this bike, a Bianchi Premio, for about two years now and when I bought it the bike was supposedly used for only about a year which should mean a 99' or an 00' but I am not entirely sure it may be much older the shop may not have been completely honest with me. Any way I have been looking for information on it recently. I don't know what spurred the urge to learn more about it but I think most of it comes from the fact that I hardly know anything about it. I've exhausted all the internet sources that I could think of to find info on the bike. If any one here has crossed upon one of these before and can share some information with me it would be much appreciated. First of all the bike is a dark hunter green color with white lettering. The frame is fully lugged steel and the stickers on the bike claim to be made in Italy. There is also a signature on the side of the top tube which I believe is Bianchi's signature (not real of course but a decal), there is also a decal that says Bianchi Superset exclusive. I'm sorry I can not provide a picture but I don't have a digital camera. It has down tube shifters, Shimano, and the majority of the components are Exage 300ex which I presume are made by Shimano. It is a double chainring of which is manufactured by Miche Performance. When I bought the bike it appeared very very clean and new, the tires looked like they may have only been ridden for a few hundred miles and the only visible sign of usage was a little dirt on the grip tape. The style of lettering looks fairly new as well, it looks much newer than the lettering on my friends bianchi. This leads me to believe that it may be a more recent year like maybe a 98' but then again those downtube shifters throw me for a loop. If no one has any idea about this specific bike (which I highly doubt any one will) then could you give me some info about the premio line. One of the few things I have read about this line is that it was Bianchi's bottom line road bike. This I could see because the price at which I bought it used was only $300 dollars but the quality of the bike; paint, decals, lugging, all seem to be of decent quality. Any information would be great especially the year and a ballpark of the original price. I've been riding this bike for about 3000 miles and I know absolutely nothing about it and even the slightest tidbit of info would be nice. Thanks in advance for any input and my apologies on this long long question.

Thanks,
Matt
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Is it like this one?

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=7298
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Old 02-12-03, 10:03 PM
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Yeah that looks like the exact same frame. The stem and chainring on mine are different but yes that looks like the same exact bike. Thank you very much for the help it answered a few of my questions.
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I cant tell you anything about the bike, but $300 sounds like a great deal.
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Bianchi USA has a bulletin board something like this one. Your bike has a serial number somewhere...probably on the bottom bracket. If I were you, I think I'd go to Bianch's forum, post the serial number, and see what happens.

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They were around in 95 -97 .New price was about $500,and could be bought on closout for around $300. The 7 speed exage stuff was Shimano low end at the time. Some used tange tubing and others used italiam Dedacciai stuffThey were always well reviewed and good bang for the buck.I shoulda bought one on closeout .
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Ya I got mine for a helluva deal. That 300 bucks I paid got me the bike, two cages, and a 40 dollar helment.
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I also have a Bianchi Premio that I bought at a garage sale. Unfortunately I think it is just too small for me. However, I'll have to look it over carefully and tell you about it's components, etc. I'm wondering since your posting have you found out any more about the Premio. Thanks, Scott
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Originally Posted by pokey
They were around in 95 -97 .New price was about $500,and could be bought on closout for around $300. The 7 speed exage stuff was Shimano low end at the time. Some used tange tubing and others used italiam Dedacciai stuffThey were always well reviewed and good bang for the buck.I shoulda bought one on closeout .
Pokey nailed it,but dang this is an old thread. Someone was really bored and digging deep....
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Pokey nailed it,but dang this is an old thread. Someone was really bored and digging deep....
Nothing funnier than old guys with old bikes complaining about old threads.


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Wut are you talking about? Just let it go. Nobody was interested in this thread 13 years ago. They certainly aren't now.
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