RARE Vintage 1997 Bianchi SUPER GL full suspension mountain bike frame LARGE GY
Read full description, look at pictures, ask all questions before hitting that BIN! 1997 Bianchi SUPER GL (AKA SUPER GY) full suspension Downhill mountain bike LARGE. Was one of the boutique downhill bikes back in 1997-98 seasons. Turned heads then for sure as it still would. Described is super plush and great for soaking up those big hits. Marzocchi The Judge rear shock. The eye to eye is 6.5 (165 mm) I do not know the service history of the shock. Seems to function as it should. Could also easily change the shock out. I mounted a fork, stem, bars, seat and wheels to test the rear shock. Shock looks close to the frame until the frame is weighted (as shown in picture#11) Felt great! Thought about building it back up complete but have WAY too many projects. As expected for a full suspension of this age, the rear does have some play but feels really good. Similar to what the GT-LTS feels like. Paint is in great shape. Does have some scratches/marks (no cracks or dents) from being ridden but it sure doesnt like its been beat up or seen much downhill! Still has the factory warning stickers!
Something cool to note (picture# 8): The EASTON aluminum stamp is centered right at the head tube. I thought it was super cool and shows the care Bianchi took about putting out a nice bike. The welds are beautiful as is the Bianchi Blue/Green paint that they are known for. The rear pivot design is insane! Shimano XT front derailleur included. I took a close up picture of the rear derailleur hanger.
May or may not be a little tweaked. I never mounted a rear derailleur to it.
From what I researched the replacement is: Derailleur Hanger Dropout #49. Id imagine this is a LARGE frame. Measurements below; If you need more measurements please ask. Center of seat to center of head tube: 22.5. Center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube: 20.
Serial number: H7E008774 Might mean something to those that know Bianchi? GTs serial numbers had great info as to month/year produced? Let me know if you have more information on the bike/serial number. I took plenty of pictures. GRAB IT BEFORE ITS GONE!!! Frame will be WELL packaged in a bike box. Check my other auctions for more vintage MTB gear. The item "RARE Vintage 1997 Bianchi SUPER GL full suspension mountain bike frame LARGE GY" is in sale since Friday, April 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bicycles". The seller is "pilo954" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Wheel Size: 26"
- Model: SUPER GL
- Suspension: Full Suspension (Front & Rear)
- Model Year: 1997
- Frame Size: Large
- Type: Mountain Bike
- Color: Blue
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Frame Material: Aluminum
- Brand: Bianchi
- Brake Type: V-Brake (Direct/Linear Pull)
- Manufacturer Color: Bianchi Green