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Old School Bianchi Road Bike

Old 10-26-14, 08:04 PM
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Old School Bianchi Road Bike

Bianchi rider and lover here. Been looking for an old school Bianchi steel frame to use as my commuter bike. Anyone know much about the 1982 Bianchi Campione D'Italia? Here is the ad from my local CL:

54 cm 1982-3 Bianchi
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No but over on the Classic and Vintage sub forum, there are a few Bianchi experts that know everything about every Bianchi ever made. All I know is they are confusing because they used to use a lot of generic model names for everything and had bikes only sold in US market, European, Asian, Australian, Canadian etc. Some made in Italy, Japan, Taiwan etc. basically, a lot of variations
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No but over on the Classic and Vintage sub forum, there are a few Bianchi experts that know everything about every Bianchi ever made. All I know is they are confusing because they used to use a lot of generic model names for everything and had bikes only sold in US market, European, Asian, Australian, Canadian etc. Some made in Italy, Japan, Taiwan etc. basically, a lot of variations
Posted there thanks!
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Looks like a sturdy, but unremarkable mid-level bike. Not racing geometry, more of a "sport tourer".

It would probably make a fine commuter. I see eyelets on the back that would be good for fenders. Not sure if there are front eyelets.
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250 is pretty steep. If the price was lower, I would say go for it.
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Originally Posted by AbsurdChalk View Post
250 is pretty steep. If the price was lower, I would say go for it.
Thinking more like $150?

Obviously totally different but what do you think about this one seeing as you have Bianchis? Good value?:
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I like the look of that one. It doesn't say what components it has. Honestly, if I could get that for 400$, I would be happy. You would need to look for stress cracks since it is aluminum.

150$ would be okay, but it is not a steal which I do not know how much time you want to devote to finding a great deal.
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Originally Posted by EastTNrider View Post
Thinking more like $150?

Obviously totally different but what do you think about this one seeing as you have Bianchis? Good value?:
Bianchi Reparto corsa
I really want to get a celeste /yellow bianchi one day.
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Originally Posted by AbsurdChalk View Post
I like the look of that one. It doesn't say what components it has. Honestly, if I could get that for 400$, I would be happy. You would need to look for stress cracks since it is aluminum.

150$ would be okay, but it is not a steal which I do not know how much time you want to devote to finding a great deal.
Ok well he just said best is 225 so looks like I'll keep lookin. Bianchis of any kind that just happen to be local and my size is a tall order!
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Ok well he just said best is 225 so looks like I'll keep lookin. Bianchis of any kind that just happen to be local and my size is a tall order!
What is your size?
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Originally Posted by AbsurdChalk View Post
What is your size?
My Impulso is a 57cm which may be a touch big or pretty close to dead on. I am 5'10 and wouldn't mind a 55 or something for a little less aggressive/outstretched position when commuting
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I'm not sure if you share a Bianchi only club with me, it doesnt look like you have that big of a selection. I am not sure how far this is but its an okay price. Osprey is the middle of the Bianchi MTBs for that era. I use a Bianchi MTB as my commuter.

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I'm not sure if you share a Bianchi only club with me, it doesnt look like you have that big of a selection. I am not sure how far this is but its an okay price. Osprey is the middle of the Bianchi MTBs for that era. I use a Bianchi MTB as my commuter.

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Selection as in Bianchis that I own? I only have the 1 but getting it has made me a big fan of the bikes and the history of the brand. I would love a newer Bianchi mtb as well. Eventually I'd like to have a Bianchi cx, TT, road and mtb
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Originally Posted by EastTNrider View Post
Selection as in Bianchis that I own? I only have the 1 but getting it has made me a big fan of the bikes and the history of the brand. I would love a newer Bianchi mtb as well. Eventually I'd like to have a Bianchi cx, TT, road and mtb
I meant big as in regarding your area selection on cl.

I have my road, MTB, and commuter. I love my Bianchi Grizzly that I got for 90$. It has Celeste handlebars and cable housing. It is was got me hooked. If you have the income, eBay can help you find what you want.
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