Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Early 90's Bianchi Avenue

Bianchi Avenue we refurbished here at Bike Boom. If your'e not familiar, Bike Boom is a used bike shop in Davis square, on the border of Cambridge and Somerville , near Boston MA. where we specialize in restoring and refurbishing used and vintage bikes and offer professional bicycle repair services.
This early ninties Bianch Avenue, probably 1993 or older is a nice old school chromoly lugged hybrid with comfortable semi upright riding position. Binachis are very popular  in Boston for some reason. This bianchi avenue has received new tires, tubes and cables.  Original shifters were replaced to thumb shifters as the old shifters didn't survive. It was in pretty good condition when we got it with relatively low miles. Hybrids were first produced in the late 80's and gained popularity during the nineties but today they are probably the most popular type of bike. People look for a fast commuter or a bike path bike with a relatively upright riding position and indexed shifting. A lugged hybrid like the Bianchi Avenue is a rare bike as lugged bikes were replaced with welded bikes by the mid nineties. Today, lugged bikes are only made by boutique brands like rivendell and small one man shops as they are hand made and usually silver brazed. Other hybrids we sold can be found here and the  history of bianchi here
sold to a student during the yearly rush of September when students come in town for the beginning of the college year. great times.






2 comments:

  1. I have one to sell. what is it worth if you know?

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  2. condition is everything with used bikes. it really depends how much work it needs and which parts need to be replaced.

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