Considering a 1988 Bianchi Axis
I'm considering purchasing a 1988 Bianchi Axis. It's been re-painted and rebuilt with 3x8 Sora components. From the pictures it appears to be in good shape and set up for winter riding with fenders. Supposedly "just back from the shop", fully tuned and ready to ride. Seller is asking $350.00. I'm not thrilled with the components but I could eventually upgrade. Anybody familiar with that era Axis? The last late 80's steel Bianchi that I owned weighed a ton. Was the Axis a Japanese made frame or was it Italian? Any info helps!
Bianchi Axis 58cm
Honjo fenders, Paul canti brakes... nice!
goofy stem, pink bar tape, fruity paint job ... meh!
$350 is right on the money, it will sell... eventually.
The color would keep most people away, but if you like it go for it. Sora is low end, but i actualy like the thumb shifter on the Sora shifters. Make sure they work, shift through all the gears. Check the frame for cracks. Ask who did the paint job and why? Is it a rattle can job?
The brakes and fenders alone are worth about $250-300, so its a good buy I think.
Oh yeah and I am 99% sure this is a Japanese Bianchi.