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!