RE: [CR]Someone help this Bianchi

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From: "Mark Poore" <rauler47@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Someone help this Bianchi
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 17:48:20 -0400


Having looked closely at what I could see of the Bianchi here is what I think I saw. The wheels appear to be 700c. If you look at the water bottles, they are the large ones, they are about the length from the front skewer to the fork crown that I measured on my bike. The hand pump appear to be set in place by the use of a brazed on pump peg, although I have seen plastic pump pegs that would attach in that very spot and it is hard to say that it isn't on the bike, but I believe it might be more detectable if that were the case. If what appears to the rear skewer, that shinny dot, is in deed the skewer it looks as though it is just behind the line of the seat stays. This coupled with the rear tires proximity to the seat tube would give the chain stay a shorter length than what I am used to seeing on a bike of "66 vintage. The rear brake also looks to be a shorter reach than that of bikes in this era. Lastly, I don't see any, but again they could be there and not visible, any water bottle clamps. I don't remember seeing braze ons the early.

Now if the frame is indeed a '66 and is in great shape I believe it could go for $150-$200, that includes the $50 for the original fork,as a lot of great bikes are slipping through the cracks of ebay lately.

As far as the fellow being put in jail, that would be well and good as it is criminal what he did, but a sane person would not comment this type of crime there for I believe another institution for his confinement would be in order.

Mark, got warm enough to ride the new/old bike for 12 miles today, Poore