[CR]Bianchi bicycle price question

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From: "walter skrzypek" <wspokes1@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2001 18:04:40 -0400
Subject: [CR]Bianchi bicycle price question

I have an older Bianchi bicycle which I am considering selling, But I haven't a clue what to ask. If some members could assist me in clueing me in on what this may be appraised.

It is a Bianchi celeste frameset, lugged tubing but without the chrome headlugs. Not the cheapest frameset but not the high end. The frame is older than the components from what the previous owner had informed me. It uses top tube cable guides similar to the Bianchis of the early 60s and late 50s. older TTT stem. Campagnolo Valentino Extra components which were introduced around 68. the rear derailleur attaching with a claw rather than integrated derailleur hanger on the frame. Gnuitti quick releases. HF hubs (no names) with a rigida rim on the from and a Super Champion gentleman rim on the back. Dia compe brakeset and levers with the hoods Barely intact and held together with tape. I have a different crankset than what originally came on the bike. I have an Omega Bianchi engraved crankset. 5 speed freewheel...can't remember the name without looking. Brooks look alike saddle from that time period. Nicely broke in with brass rivets. Side of saddle has "Record M.D". on it. And I believe It has the older original sheffield pedals. fork is chrome crown and I believe chrome fork blades. The original owner told me the bicycle belonged to his father and was brought to the states when he moved here from Europe. The frame was older and his father updated it with the campy Valentino components and 27 in wheels which were easier to get parts and tires and tubes for it. I put the 700c wheelset on it. THis is what I was told concerning this bike.

I ride a 58-59cm bicycle and this is a 55.5 cm c-t seat tube with a 55.5cm c-c top tube. I am cramped to say the least. I love Bianchi and built it up originally to restore it and get it in working condition once more and it is just tooo small. Based on the description above, what would a bicycle like this sell for pricewise. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. ------------------------------------------

Walt Skrzypek
Falls Creek, PA