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  1. #1
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    1997 Bianchi 14 speed road bike

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    I am going to see this bike tomorrow... this is an eleven year old bike... does it seem like a good deal, or no deal?

    1997 52" Bianchi 14 Speed Road Bike $260
    5000 miles estimated ridden
    shimano sante designer component group
    some nicks and scrapes
    custom wheels with campy rims, straight-laced spokes
    clipless pedals not included
    front tire worn and needs replacing.


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    Is that really a '97?
    My '95 Bianchi Eros had integrated brake/shifters already ('tho Campy, not Shimano). I would have thought by '97 that most bikes already had them as a pretty standard thing.
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    It is purhty tho Hard to tell from the photo but I think I see a bit of rust on the seatpost. Check that frame out carefully 'case it's inside too.
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    What a beauty! Love the chrome fork and stays. Classic! Interested to hear what you think of a steel ride.

    I think it seems like a great deal.

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    I would be more inclined to call it late-80's model.
    Sante was introduced around 87 and fell between the 600 (now basically ultegra) and Dura-ace.

    Also, apart from the above-mentioned shifters, 8 speeds were standard by about 1990.

    Take a close look at the hubs (particularly flanges) for damage from the straight-laced spokes. That wouldn't be a deal killer for me though, just a reason to bargain down on price because you'll need to buy new hubs to rebuild the wheels.

    Other than that, it's a gorgeous bike. I've wanted to buy and/or build a bike like it. It'd be cool if I could find an old Gitane or one of the early red specialized Allez.
    I'm going to go drool now.
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    I decided against getting this - for the same price I can get new wheels on my Giant. So... if anyone wants the craigslist listing for this bike, let me know and I will put you in touch.

 

 

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