Vintage Bianchi: 1960? Value?

mwat

New Member
Location
Escondido, CA
Hi new here on CycleChat. I have a Bianchi Edoardo road bike that was given to me by my father in the late 60's. Serial # is 16097. In the 70's I changed some of the parts in an effort to "upgrade" it and had the frame painted professionally. Parts that were changed included the handlebars/stem (now Cinelli), wheels (still have the original Campi hubs but they are laced with newer hp 700 clinchers), brakes (now GranComp side pulls), and deraileurs (I still have the Campi deraileurs and shifters, but currently have a smoother Shimano SIS set up on the bike. Bike has been maintained and fully serviced and rides great. My impression is it's a super stiff frame and the bike feels fast, but over the years I've switched over to trail riding so I don't have much to compare it to. I'm posting this message in hopes to discover the year of the bike and to get a rough idea of it's value. Any input is appreciated.
 

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Cycleops

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Location
Accra, Ghana
Welcome to the forum.
A very nice bike, no idea of value I’m afraid but I imagine the right buyer would be prepared to pay the good money to own it. Have a look on eBay to see what similar models fetch. I would also think bikes like this would be quite sought after in the US. We’re mostly brits on here but maybe one of our stateside friends like @Gravity Aided would be able to give you a better appraisal than we could.
 

Gravity Aided

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Location
Land of Lincoln
Far better to get it appraised in California. The price will be dependent on a needed restoration, and color, as well as model. It would be best to get a local appraisal, because in the Midwest, the price would be far less than on either coast. A repaint into Bianchi Celeste may, or may not be, worth the money, as it drives the price of the finished restoration.
 
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mwat

New Member
Location
Escondido, CA
Makes sense. Thanks for the comment. Will have to look into who does appraisals in S. CA. I know when I first got it years ago it had the same look as I've seen on the Specialissima model, with the chrome lugs and chrome fork tips. If it's possible it will be interesting to figure out what year and model it is.
 
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