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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:48 am 

Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:55 pm
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I have an opportunity to buy what it appears to be a Bianchi Sprint (maybe) from mid 70s- early 80s in good-ish conditions.

Asking prices is around £550, I believe we can go down a bit.

What do you guys think, is it worth that money in your opinion?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:44 pm
Posts: 14
Ok thanks Foreigner :D I’ve been doing as much research as possible but I never thought about weighing it.

Here’s a picture of the front of the stem.

I absolutely love the look And ride of these bikes. I’m thinking of upgrading the drive train to a chorus 9 speed With brifters but I’ll keep the older parts to one side rather than split it up. I think half of it’s not original anyway.


File comment: Also the issue with my photographs seams to be in the upload process. It orientates the photograph as landscape from my phone. I’ll Just start taking square or landscape photos haha.
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 Post subject: Raleigh Rapier?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:25 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:54 am
Posts: 8
I’ve just picked up the bike in pics below. First thoughts are it’s a rapier frame with different forks? Seems a bit of a mix of parts - wheels seem newer, bars and grip shifter old but not Rapier. Would the GB brakes (synchrome?) have been standard or do you think they’ve been cobbled on to it at some point too?
Thinking components may need separating if all from different bikes. Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:05 pm
Posts: 84
Location: Blacko
I've a Peugeot Comete with Shimano 105 components (Shimano 600 wheels) in very nice order. It doesn't fit in with my 'collection' and I need the space as I've just picked up an MKM Ultimate for the last space in the garage.
I've no idea of value....can anyone guide me please.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:02 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu May 28, 2020 5:38 pm
Posts: 72
Dan91 wrote:
Hi all.

I know this is my first post. And it’s something that probably gets asked a lot on this forum, but what is this bicycle?! I’ve tried to find the information on my own but I’m having difficulty. I can’t even find a serial number.

I know it says De Rosa and I’m guessing it’s late 80’s however I can’t be sure if it’s the real deal. The rear dropout says “patented Campagnolo” and the front “de Rosa Italy”

The seat Stay is wrapped in chrome looking plastic but underneath is real chrome. Also the bars and brake levers are “3ttt mod superleggero racing team” and Shimano.

So my question is, does anyone know if this is original or fake, anyone hazard a guess at the value and would it be worth restoring/ trying to find the correct components?

I payed £700 for it. It’s fun to ride! :D so I’m not too bothered if it’s a duff. I was thinking of putting an 8 speed set with brifters on it to replace the current down tube shifters?

Any information is massively appreciated! Fill me with your knowledge please :lol:


It's a genuine Columbus SLX, thanks to internal rifling in the tubes there is no bridge between the chain stays. My own is a 1987. Though a pal of mind has a early 90s Tomassini which does have a bridge. So yours is likely to be from between 86 - early 90s.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:44 pm
Posts: 14
Ok sweet. thank you. I need to learn more about Columbus tubing. This is great info though.

I’ve been rebuilding it with a 9 speed chorus group set. Trying to clean it up as I go. And protect it for the future.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:09 am
Posts: 47
What would this be worth to someone? Someone essentially giving away (who could do with money) and I said he could get a fair 'everyone wins' price on a forum like this

Pennine handbuilt Reynolds 531 tubing.
Campag Headset lovely and smooth and BB sound
Cinelli bars and quill stem
Shimano shifters and fd, Mavic RD
Pelissier P1001(??) hubs, lovely and smooth
Simplex downtime shifters
Campagnolo brakeset
Stronglight crankset
Frame paintwork had some dodgy touch ups and there's a few cosmetic rust spots etc as pictured

Running nicely ,full bike ready to ride - would benefit from:
New chain
Some new inners/outers - albeit shifts completely soundly they're just old, discoloured and some slightly frayed
Rear wheel true up
Dissemble/clean/reassemble brakes
A bit of TLC

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:09 am
Posts: 47
BB-Centre top tube 50cm (52 to seat post)
top tube centre - head tube centre 52cm

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