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Bianchi ML3

justintgajustintga Posts: 58
edited June 2011 in Road buying advice
Hi i have the opportunity to buy a bianchi ML3 for 200-250 pounds.

My friend bought it second hand so he has no idea which year its from or the exact model.

All i know is that it says ML3 on the frame and its yellow.

This is my first road bike and ive never ridden one before. What should i look out for and is this a good price?

Would i be better off getting something like a specialized allez or a trek 1.2 or a giant defy 2nd hand?

I dont really know anything about road bikes and am just getting started.

any help is really appreciated! :D

EDIT: added picture (sorry i dont have a clearer one)

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  • justintgajustintga Posts: 58
    does anybody have any idea? i might buy this today
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Does it even fit you?

    Don't be so quick to spend your money.
  • justintga wrote:
    Hi i have the opportunity to buy a bianchi ML3 for 200-250 pounds.

    My friend bought it second hand so he has no idea which year its from or the exact model.

    All i know is that it says ML3 on the frame and its yellow.

    This is my first road bike and ive never ridden one before. What should i look out for and is this a good price?

    Would i be better off getting something like a specialized allez or a trek 1.2 or a giant defy 2nd hand?

    I dont really know anything about road bikes and am just getting started.

    any help is really appreciated! :D

    EDIT: added picture (sorry i dont have a clearer one)

    63890839.jpg

    The ML3 was Bianchi's entry-level road frame in the early noughties. It's very porky (about 1.7kg for a 52cm centre to top) and limp, but looks the part especially compared with its replacement Via Nirone. I have two but only because I could pick them up for pennies a couple of years ago. What groupset and wheels is this example fitted with?
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