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Author:  micbook [ Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

Hello friends. I am new here but I have more than ... since the late '80s riding a bike. And it's time to put order in the garage.

One of the jewels of the crown is this special edition Bianchi 101 of 1998 in commemoration of the victories of Marco Pantani.
Used but in perfect condition.
5.000£, or 5,635€.

Thank you!.

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Author:  Matt_wood55 [ Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

Lovely bike & a tragic story

Good luck with the sale (you might need to drop the price a bit)

Author:  oldave [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

Even had I the money, I can think of no other bike that would tempt me to spend that sort of cash. But this .... oh yes! Just lovely. GLWS.

Author:  micbook [ Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

Thank you very much for your advice Dave, Guru. I'm going to try it for ... 5,635€, or 5.000£ ??

Author:  JSH [ Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:22 am ]
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ITs a nice bike but £5K is an eye watering asking price... unless it's Pantani's actual bike :wink:

Author:  dan_bo [ Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

Shiiiiiiii

Author:  micbook [ Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

Thank you again Retroguru. What price do you think is reasonable?. 4.000£ ?

Regards.

Author:  oldave [ Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

FWIW I'd be inclined to pitch it HIGH for openers. After all, if someone WANTS one in a particular size then few and far between. And when will another one come along?

Author:  JSH [ Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:01 pm ]
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Its a difficult call really. There are plenty of special bikes for sale in the £5-10,000 range but I'm not sure that they ever sell. In my opinion (and its just my own opinion), its a nice bike but its an aluminium frame and a Campag Record Ti groupset (is it 8 or 9 speed?) and neither of those make it special. Its not quite old enough to be a classic and not eligible for historic events. I have bought and sold a good few classics and I honestly think you'll struggle to do more than £2K. I would love to be wrong because that would make my collection worth more. Good luck with your sale

As a guide, my profile picture is a Pinarello Montello SLX - with the same groupset as yours including the Record Ti seatpost, It has been fully restored and looks perfect. Im about to sell it and, if i'm lucky, it will make £1500

Author:  Retro Dan [ Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:56 pm ]
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Regarding the value, I`d have probably paid somewhere in that region for it - alas built up a replica Pantani last year but the 101 limited editions are very hard to find - especially a good rideable example (one reason I had for building one from bare metal was the Bianchoi Alloy`s ability to crack - and mine had, in more than one place).

Great bike - don`t worry about the age - its as retro as it gets - very different from todays bikes and everyone stares as you ride past, fast, on the drops, out of the saddle...

Cheers, Dan.

Author:  Fifthgrace [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:36 am ]
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I agree with JSH: without a bike having very rare components or a specific rider/race history it's difficult to break that £1500 ceiling for a used bike, let alone £2k. Lot's of people try asking, few achieve. Special Editions are also a little tricky in my book: limited numbers yes, but sometimes more driven by the commercials: take a look at the latest triple diamond encrusted retro SLX steel Battaglin Stephen Roche celebration frame http://officinabattaglin.com/roche/ (POA)!

Author:  Matt_wood55 [ Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

I reckon £1200 or so.

And my advice would be to hold on to it if you don't need the money!

Author:  micbook [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:32 pm ]
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Thanks to all of you for your help and time. Very useful opinions.

On the other hand I have a large collection of MERLIN Titanium, do you think they are well valued?.

Have a good ride !.

Author:  Matt_wood55 [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

micbook wrote:
Thanks to all of you for your help and time. Very useful opinions.

On the other hand I have a large collection of MERLIN Titanium, do you think they are well valued?.

Have a good ride !.


Merlin = quality!

Author:  MartinB123 [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:40 pm ]
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It's Bianchi and it's aluminium. Keep dreaming.

Author:  sethpistol [ Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

I don't think what he is asking is unreasonable.

Record 9s with the alloy levers are very hard to find.
The Mercatone Uno frame with the correct graphics - hard to find.
101 models - hard to find.
That saddle in good condition, extremely hard to find.
Three vintage bike dealers sold similar bikes in the last year or so for £5k+ and this year is the anniversary of his giro tour double.

Author:  sethpistol [ Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

examples - https://premium-cycling.com/product/bia ... tani-1998/
https://www.steel-vintage.com/marco-pan ... 998-detail

both over £5k

Author:  micbook [ Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

Great !!. Thank you. ;)

M.

Author:  JSH [ Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

sethpistol wrote:
I don't think what he is asking is unreasonable.

Record 9s with the alloy levers are very hard to find.
The Mercatone Uno frame with the correct graphics - hard to find.
101 models - hard to find.
That saddle in good condition, extremely hard to find.
Three vintage bike dealers sold similar bikes in the last year or so for £5k+ and this year is the anniversary of his giro tour double.


Hard to find doesn’t mean “in demand”.

Come on... alloy frames were hardly the industry’s finest hour!

Author:  jono63 [ Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:59 pm ]
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These and all Mega Pro Bianchi frames ride great! - just because they are alloy doesn't mean they are bad.

Author:  MartinB123 [ Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

I've seen more cracked alloy bianchi frames than any other bike of that era/material

Author:  jono63 [ Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:52 pm ]
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A lot of the later ones did have issues and all alloy frames have that potential, it doesn't make them bad bikes.

I have seen a lot of cracked titanium frames but don't hold it against them.

Nothing is as reliable as steel, not even carbon fibre.

Author:  JSH [ Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:49 am ]
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To the OP:
You would probably be better creating new thread for this as the divided opinions will not be helping your chances of a sale.
I'm sure it will be perfect for someone and I'm sorry it got a bit hijacked. GLWS

Author:  micbook [ Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

I think that ... more than a bike for riding it is a collection bike. In fact a good friend from Bianchi factory said: oh! Do you ride the bike?, most of the 101 owners do not ride this bike, just keep it as clean as possible ! ;)

Author:  JW1 [ Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re:Still for sale?

I know it's a long time but is this still for sale? Or does anyone have another for sale?! Thanks!

Author:  figliodigiove [ Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bianchi 101 Pantani Limited Edition 1998

This bike is no longer for sale, but if you want there is one for sale which is not bad
https://m.facebook.com/groups/940516585 ... 3454331565

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