Up for auction is this used steel Bianchi Axis Cyclocross Frame and Fork and attached headset, seatpost, BB and seat. Seat tube and top tube both measure 58cm C-C. It is a very stout, lugged Japanese-era frame with serial number ASO 46689. It's in very good cosmetic condition with black paint with purple and celeste stickers. I bought it for its parts from an "as-is" auction off ebay, and discovered later what the "as-is" meant. The bike appears to have been jumped/dropped vertically which caused the frame to have a slight buckle in the top and down tubes near the head tube. I have included pictures of both areas for your perusal. You can feel them both if you run your hand over the tubes, but you might miss them just looking at the frame. The paint has not been compromised as you'd expect from a serious collision. Essentially, the frame had its front-end geometry slackened and its wheelbase lengthened by a cold-setting accident. As a complete bike, the frame tracks straight, and I can ride it no-hands with no adverse effects. It is currently set up as a single-speed cyclocross that I am racing this season. It's very supple, and ironically, the new front-end angle makes it turn better than my other steel cyclocross frame.You may get this just for the fork and trash the rest, or build it up as a winter/rainy day/commuter, or as you gain confidence with it, race it as I have. However, as you now know the history of the frame, it is sold as is, no warranties. No international bids or shipping including Canada, eh.
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