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Bianchi Trofeo (1990's???) - what should i do?(5 posts)

Bianchi Trofeo (1990's???) - what should i do?NEthingbutlast
Oct 22, 2003 12:03 AM
I was over at my parent's house this weekend and found my old Trofeo.

Was hunting it down to turn it into a single speed bike, but then was amazed that it actually still worked quite well for sitting in the garage for probably 10 years now. And...the friction shifters still shifted...like friction shifters!

So...my dilemma is...should i just fix it and leave it geared (all original parts...campy, modolo, etc.) which i know i probably will never ride. OR...turn it into the single speed.

I guess my real question is, if the bike is worth anything as a "classic" bike, I'd fix it up to be the "classic" it is. If not, I'd tear it apart to make it into a single speed. Nostalgia(sp?) does play a big part in saving it if it is truly unique. Otherwise, if they are a dime a dozen, then I'd probably turn it into the single speed.

Thanks so much for any opinions/advice!
re: Bianchi Trofeo (1990's???) - what should i do?NEthingbutlast
Oct 22, 2003 12:23 AM
Here's a picture of it...while trying to clean it up a little....

Oops...the one i took of the bike was too big. Here's one of the smaller pics with the stickers.

FYI...not sure if it's a 90's or not. Just guessing. Has to be between '88-'91 though....
re: Bianchi Trofeo (1990's???) - what should i do?NEthingbutlast
Oct 22, 2003 12:28 AM
Oops...lemme try again...
re: Bianchi Trofeo (1990's???) - what should i do?wspokes
Oct 22, 2003 8:13 AM
friction shift...pre-90s for sure. 1990s Trofeos have little worth in regards to classic if any...Use it...til items begin breaking and then build it up into a single speed. Just comb your local thrift shops and I am sure you will find a suitable SS potential. I just scored a 70s Puch the other day...and the price was right!
Thanks!NEthingbutlast
Oct 22, 2003 8:00 PM
Cool.

That's what I figured.
I just didn't want to break down a bike that might have had some value if left together.

Thanks again for your advice!