Friday, March 14, 2008

1971 Bianchi Pista


Here's the '71 Bianchi track bike that was on eBay recently. It sold for $1900 plus shipping which seems like a heckuva deal to me considering...

a. It's a genuine made-in-Italy lugged steel frame

b. Bianchi's heritage

c. Full Campy Pista gruppo

d. It looked to be in immaculate condition.

e. You can't buy a new bike that nice for anywhere near that money

Anybody have any thoughts on the vintage bike market? Old cars and old guitars have gone through the roof in recent years and have proven to be great investments. Is vintage lugged steel next?

3 comments:

Jolan said...

That's nothing compared to the crazy prices Travis Bean aluminium neck electric guitars are going for...

Victor said...

Hey Jolan, thanks for stopping by. I know quite a few guys who have a collection of vintage guitars as part of their investment portfolios. They go up at a steady 8% per year. I don't know anyone with a Travis Bean though. I do wonder if the same thing will happen with old steel road bikes. Maybe it already is...

pistamania ITALY fixed gear said...

i have the same frame 57.5x57.5 1977 like never used
on sale