Bianchi 1999 Eros Older Road Bike

4.69/5 (32 Reviews)
MSRP : $1100.00

Product Description

1999 Bianchi Eros, road/sport, Campagnolo Mirage Triple components, Bianchi fork

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ces a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2009

Strengths:    large front gear full range rear. stiff frame. smooth welds

Weaknesses:    none ive found yet.

Bottom Line:   
after 5000 miles it is still running like new. and that is saying a lot because it is VERY smooth running even on not so smooth roads and sidewalks

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Favorite Ride:   athens bike trail. country roads

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   colorado

Similar Products Used:   giant rech. 80's mongoose 15 speed

Bike Setup:   maveric rims. all other parts but tubes and tires are original to the bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Spencer a Commuter

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2009

Strengths:    -Celeste Green
-Handmade in Italy
-Stiff frame
-Campagnolo Veloce/Mirage groupset

Weaknesses:    Not sure if they came on the bike originally but CXP 21's, while durable, were sluggish. Not a flaw with the frame and have since replaced them with Easton Circuits.

Bottom Line:   
My father picked this previously stolen Bianchi up for me at a Police Auction for the sweet price of two dollars. I immediately fell in love with it, it was nice to own a Bianchi that wasn't made in Asia. Not too mention the gorgeous Celeste Green.

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Price Paid:    $2.00

Purchased At:   Police Auction

Similar Products Used:   Not sure of model, but a Carbon Fiber Giant, Steel 80's Raleigh w/ SunTour, a late 70's Steel Raleigh w/ Campagnolo, and a post-2000 Motobecane Le Champion.

Bike Setup:   Campagnolo Mirage/Veloce on Easton Circuits with CST Ultra Speed tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ValleyRider a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2003

Strengths:    Ride, comfort, durabilty, classic European geometry, value. Did I mention Italian steel?

Weaknesses:    Some or all of this may be different (improved) now. Saddle, wheels, seat post, headset.

Bottom Line:   
Bought new in 96. Stock seat and post were landfill. Upgraded to Sella San Marco suspension then, ProLink Basic (oh yeah!). This is the ultimate "all day" or "all week" ride yet I can hang with most of the high end bike riders on club rides. Carbon fork was only slight improvement over stock CroMo but feels better while on aero bars. What can you say about Italian steel at this price?
It's fast (enough) stable, smooth and with the upgraded wheels rolls along with rides costing three times as much. If you look at this bike today, there have been many improvments by Bianchi without much price increase although I've had no problems with the stock Mirage/Veloce mechanicals even after 11K miles. This bike climbs, decends and reacts well to flat out hammering though I don't think it's the first choice for your state crit title. But if the Eros is in your price range, don't by anything until you ride this or any other Italian Steel. You'll love it for a long time.......long time.

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Favorite Ride:   SAGBRAW

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Stoughton Cycles, WI

Similar Products Used:   Myata aluminum Late 80's Cannondale tooth cracker

Bike Setup:   Stock mechanicals. Look pedals, Profile Carbon Fork, Velocity Aero rims w/Record Hubs, Air Strike aero bars.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by peterp a Recreational Rider from Portland, Oregon, USA

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2002

Strengths:    Fair price. Well engineered frame. Attractive Celeste paint job. Good reputation behind product.

Weaknesses:    Mirage deraillers disappoint again and again. Dealer not able to correct shifting problems. Rode cycleoregon(400miles)and required the daily services of mechanics to attempt to get gears to shift properly. Particularly poor in maintaining rear down-shifts.
Rear wheel poorly tuned and eventually fell apart.Replaced by dealer.

Bottom Line:   
Bicycle frame is very comfortable and reponsive. Overall concept and pricing for the bike is good. Any demanding cyclist will be disappointed with the Campy Mirage deraillers.

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Favorite Ride:   Mt Hood area roads

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   RiverCity Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Upgraded PX-10 Peuogout; DeBernardi; Specialized

Bike Setup:   Of course the seat comes off before the first ride; otherwise straight stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AshburnJim a Recreational Rider from Ashburn, VA

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2002

Strengths:    Nice ride, after seat was replaced.
Mirage groupo has sufficient performance. Does not go out of tune. But needed about 500 miles of breakin.
High performance to price ratio.

Weaknesses:    Headset and front hub.

Bottom Line:   
Overall, a good bike for training and recreational riding. The steel frame has a nice ride. And the Mirage component group offers good performance.
Had two problems of note: a bum headset and a poorly packed and too tight front hub.
Headset was replaced by LBS with a Chorus. Works great very smooth.
Front hub was not packed with sufficient grease and was too tight. Needed new cones and bearings. The front hubs are difficult to find cones for as they are a generic hub with the Campy name. Campy does not stock parts for it.

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Favorite Ride:   Catoctin Mountains

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Spokes Etc.

Bike Setup:   Stock.

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