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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I would like to echo some of the other comments...

I would like to echo some of the other comments for the sake of consensus. That Bianchi definitely looks a little small for a 6' rider. Also, I would agree that that price is at the top end for this...
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

No need to apologize! Just letting you know,...

No need to apologize! Just letting you know, we're all new at some point. No worries! As far as what to build up, it's really so subjective, I can't say I have any answer other than to echo whats...
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Just throwing it out there, my opinions, so take...

Just throwing it out there, my opinions, so take them for what they're worth. This definitely isn't counterfit as it's not any notable model worth the effort. I would say, this bike "is what it is"....
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Agreed. $300 is high unless you part it out,...

Agreed. $300 is high unless you part it out, which might get you close to that number. I'd say $200-250 max. as it is.
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I LOVE the pantographed pennyfarthing on the fork...

I LOVE the pantographed pennyfarthing on the fork crown! Very neat find!
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I bought and sold a later model for $80. I had...

I bought and sold a later model for $80. I had intended to convert to 650B but just never got around to it. When selling, it sat for some time at $100. Eventually I let it go for the same $80 I paid...
09-29-16, 04:57 PM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

An early 90's Specialized Allez Epic was my first...

An early 90's Specialized Allez Epic was my first "light" performance bicycle. I loved this bike and it blew me away every time I rode it. Granted my only comparison at that time was a few thrift...
09-27-16, 05:18 PM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

It sounds to me like you should familiarize...

It sounds to me like you should familiarize yourself with some mid-to-late 80's touring frames. These bikes are steel, generally have good tire clearance as they were often intended to accommodate...
09-26-16, 08:12 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I agree with the comments above - when the item...

I agree with the comments above - when the item isn't as described, regardless of the seller's intentions, the fact remains, the item does not match the description. You won't pay a dime and are...
09-26-16, 08:01 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

And here all this time I have been futzing around...

And here all this time I have been futzing around with finding a shorter stem....duh! Why didn't I think of that?!
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I imagine those Campagnolo SGR pedals have offset...

I imagine those Campagnolo SGR pedals have offset any weight savings from having a CF frame...haha. Very cool find though!
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

The difference between, what I believe to be, the...

The difference between, what I believe to be, the realistic number of $400-500 mentioned above, and getting quite a bit more than that, depends heavily on the condition of the components and which...
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I think it depends on how much work you want to...

I think it depends on how much work you want to put into the sale. For maximum profit, disassembling, simple cleaning (wiping off dust and grime), and selling somewhere like eBay would likely net the...
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Is it "PEER - LS", where PEER is the company and...

Is it "PEER - LS", where PEER is the company and LS is the model? I dunno but a Google search for "Peer bicycle" yielded some images through Flickr of a couple other PEER bicycles. To further support...
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Sweet bike! Agree with everyone, that asking...

Sweet bike! Agree with everyone, that asking price is much too high given what this is. Especially if you consider you'll probably want to change some things, possibly need to replace some...
07-26-16, 08:23 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I had asked about a model around here previously...

I had asked about a model around here previously (for the bike I had which shares many of the frame details as yours) and the few replies also suggested the "Nuovo Alloro". For reference, here what...
07-26-16, 08:13 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Depending on what the price is obviously, that's...

Depending on what the price is obviously, that's a nice ride. I've had a lot of great experiences with the italian-made 80's Bianchis. The Columbus "Special" tubing in any number of the variants...
07-25-16, 11:31 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

She spoiled me for many years so she had it...

She spoiled me for many years so she had it coming!:thumb:
07-25-16, 11:02 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Thanks! Yeah I was very happy with how it came...

Thanks! Yeah I was very happy with how it came out. I actually built this for my mom as she was looking for something to ride up to her farmers market on the weekends (hence the baskets). But since I...
07-25-16, 10:37 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

makoman I went ahead and uploaded some of the...

makoman I went ahead and uploaded some of the original thread photos to Flickr for you. Having only done 1 color, it was a straightforward job. I kept the chrome of the fork as it was in good...
07-24-16, 09:14 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

makoman Hey! Sorry I was on vacation this past...

makoman Hey! Sorry I was on vacation this past week so I wasn't able to get back to you. The project came out great! Though admittedly, I wouldn't consider the path I took, a consistent, surefire way...
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I spent a fair amount of time looking around in...

I spent a fair amount of time looking around in the vintage touring bike market. You've got a beautiful build there and I absolutely agree, $750-800 isn't outlandish in the least, albeit to the right...
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Depends on what you mean by "paying an...

Depends on what you mean by "paying an overprice". Neither of these bikes would be considered practical given that they cost over $700 and you can definitely find excellent bikes for much much less....
03-18-16, 09:25 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

My Dad (an engineer through and through) would be...

My Dad (an engineer through and through) would be completely miffed about all of this. "Kickstands?! Why doesn't anyone have a kickstand??"
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I agree $300 is the max here. I'm as much a...

I agree $300 is the max here. I'm as much a sucker for celeste as anyone, but ultimately, if this needs any work, you're in it another $50+. I picked up an excellent condition 1989 Bianchi Axis, same...
12-18-15, 05:48 PM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

That one has been on our CL for quite a while. I...

That one has been on our CL for quite a while. I had been thinking about picking it up just to get my hands on it to make it all spanking new. But alas, with so many projects, I didn't dare put...
12-18-15, 12:31 PM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I think Dura Ace 7700 is some of the most...

I think Dura Ace 7700 is some of the most beautiful Shimano out there. I like the sound of this.

*Edit I meant of all Shimano stuff, not just DA
12-18-15, 09:32 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Does anyone here on the forum have this 86...

Does anyone here on the forum have this 86 Prestige? I have never seen it before (though I'm hardly extremely well versed in the Centurion line-up through the years).
12-17-15, 05:39 PM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Well as a fellow artist myself, I try to avoid...

Well as a fellow artist myself, I try to avoid disparaging anyone else's artistic endeavors. In this case, however, I think one must be respectful that when you are taking an object that has a...
12-17-15, 02:03 PM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Is this a troll?? That site has several of these...

Is this a troll?? That site has several of these ridiculous "recycles" set up with some of the most basic components available yet some of the most outlandish prices. They're asking almost $1500 for...
12-09-15, 07:27 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

All of my suggestions as to what could have...

All of my suggestions as to what could have happened have been described above, but I will echo, "Let it go". If it gives you peace of mind to report the seller, do so. I wouldn't hold my breathe...
12-08-15, 09:26 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

RT, I would say you might have a problem....if I...

RT, I would say you might have a problem....if I didn't have a frame awaiting shipment at someone's house in Cleveland (I'm in STL), which they picked up off of CL for me at my request...
12-08-15, 08:24 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Maybe I've always been in the deep end but I...

Maybe I've always been in the deep end but I think nothing of putting things you love with other things you love....do it your way. If you want that ultra-modern group on a 30-year-old steel frame,...
12-08-15, 06:21 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Lol great allusion. Maybe it's my most recent...

Lol great allusion. Maybe it's my most recent experience speaking to me, but the fact that someone removed nearly everything on this frame except the stem and left crank arm either tells me they...
12-07-15, 11:19 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Just wanting to chime in to say that is some...

Just wanting to chime in to say that is some find! I've never followed Alps bikes but the detail and craftsmanship that went into that thing is very impressive. And even if you are just posting more...
12-04-15, 11:30 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

My wife is meticulous/detail-oriented. We've been...

My wife is meticulous/detail-oriented. We've been married 2 years. When we first got hitched we merged bank accounts. We discussed how we'd like to do bills and her method was far more involved than...
12-03-15, 04:35 PM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

This is very much the sentiment of my wife (she's...

This is very much the sentiment of my wife (she's wonderful - and doesn't read this forum so I'm not just saying this for bonus points). She knows it's a passion and sees that it is to no detriment...
12-03-15, 12:44 PM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

Well taken in the most literal sense, I suppose...

Well taken in the most literal sense, I suppose it could be looked at that way. I definitely don't lie to my wife. But so many of these scenarios ring true for me. She loves and appreciates my...
12-03-15, 08:46 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

These bikes are just so cool. I have trouble...

These bikes are just so cool. I have trouble finding a succinct but a fully encompassing way to explain my full appreciation for the craftsmanship and design that goes into these bikes. But I suppose...
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

While I agree the alterations done to this bike...

While I agree the alterations done to this bike have hurt it's value, ultimately, it would have only fetched probably $350-400 I think anyhow. As it sits, you're probably looking at $200. Bianchi in...
12-03-15, 07:41 AM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

This is one of my favorite threads ever.

This is one of my favorite threads ever.
12-02-15, 02:22 PM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

I would heartily recommend patience in this...

I would heartily recommend patience in this matter. Because you bring up budget, I would recommend waiting to pull the trigger until something that really catches your eye. Doesn't have to be...
12-02-15, 01:56 PM
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Posted By PaintItCeleste

+1. Definitely check your angle of your front...

+1. Definitely check your angle of your front derailleur and the spacing between it and the large chain ring. I have had the same feeling before, where it seemed like my (in my case, 5500 105 stuff)...
11-24-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,635
Posted By PaintItCeleste

For the folks advocating rattle can paint jobs,...

For the folks advocating rattle can paint jobs, and specifically Miele Man, can you provide some close-up photos of the frame after your paint job or even better, after some time spent on the bike?...
11-23-15, 08:02 AM
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Views: 9,635
Posted By PaintItCeleste

I've done one "professional" refinishing job....

I've done one "professional" refinishing job. Totaled $150 after blasting, powder coat (1-color), decals, and a complimentary clear coat from a friend who runs a body shop. Like RobbieTunes says, the...
Forum: Touring
11-22-15, 09:07 AM
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Views: 2,741
Posted By PaintItCeleste

Thank you all for your help! The wheels arrived...

Thank you all for your help! The wheels arrived yesterday (and very timely shipping for the record!) and I just unpacked them today. They certainly are a nice looking wheelset, though that's hardly...
Forum: Touring
11-19-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,741
Posted By PaintItCeleste

Barrettscv Thread revival. Any chance you (or...

Barrettscv Thread revival. Any chance you (or anyone else) can comment on whether or not these hubs worked out (after having ridden them for some time)? I just purchased a wheelset, maybe from the...
11-13-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,786
Posted By PaintItCeleste

I suppose if 30 counts as young, I'm coming in...

I suppose if 30 counts as young, I'm coming in under that at 29! I can identify with OP's story. Began riding young. Started out on GT and Dyno stunt bikes, doing plywood and dirt ramps. Riding all...
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