Confirming Year model of my bike

Mackie77's Photo Mackie77 12 Aug 2017

I need to know how I can find out what year my used bike I bought on the hub (from a dealer) is. Its a Bianchi Sempre, I was told it was a 2015 model, now I was told when I took it in for a repair that its either a 2012 or 2013 model. Serial no TC 1306357-570-CK

 

I would appreciate it if someone could assist

 

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Bomberman's Photo Bomberman 12 Aug 2017

Any pics?

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Eugene's Photo Eugene 12 Aug 2017

Model year is usually colour specific, so post a picture.
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Myles Mayhew's Photo Myles Mayhew 12 Aug 2017

Do a google image search for the model bike, using the name as the search criteria. When you find the one that is like yours, check the model year of the one listed.
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Eddy Gordo's Photo Eddy Gordo 12 Aug 2017

Which sempre is it?

2013 Bianchi Sempre 105

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2013 Bianchi Sempre Pro Red
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2013 Bianchi Sempre Sram Red
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2012 Bianchi Sempre Velocebianc_g7m8q_12_z.jpg
 

Edited by Eddy Gordo, 12 August 2017 - 08:27 .
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Eddy Gordo's Photo Eddy Gordo 12 Aug 2017

2015 Sempre Pro Athena

 

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Bianchi Sempre Pro 105 

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2015 Bianchi Sempre Pro Ultegra 

 

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Edited by Eddy Gordo, 12 August 2017 - 08:30 .
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Paddaman's Photo Paddaman 13 Aug 2017

another method is to check the components which also upgrade almost every year, things like shifters, cranks and derailleurs. 

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Iwan Kemp's Photo Iwan Kemp 13 Aug 2017

I need to know how I can find out what year my used bike I bought on the hub (from a dealer) is. Its a Bianchi Sempre, I was told it was a 2015 model, now I was told when I took it in for a repair that its either a 2012 or 2013 model. Serial no TC 1306357-570-CK

 

I would appreciate it if someone could assist

 

Hi, Pics will help, yes.

 

Couple of things to note: It is possible for a 2012 or 2013 bike to have been sold for the first time as new in 2015 which sometimes confuses the matter as some people quote YM as the year they bought it and not the model year. 

 

Also possible for a 2018 bike to have been bought in 2017 as MY18 bikes have already hit our shores. 

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David Marshall's Photo David Marshall 13 Aug 2017

I really get annoyed when bikes are offered for sale with the incorrect year that the model came out.  If you don't know and are too lazy to research it rather leave the year blank.  I've recently seen a bike last made in 2008 advertised as 2012 at a price close to the original retail.

 

If the makes are sold in the USA bikepedia.com is useful for reference as they list the year colours and components and in what other years that model was made.

 

Another pet hate is listing the bike with eg "full Ultegra" and not indicating the speed of the groupset.  It dose make a difference.

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Eugene's Photo Eugene 13 Aug 2017

I really get annoyed when bikes are offered for sale with the incorrect year that the model came out. If you don't know and are too lazy to research it rather leave the year blank. I've recently seen a bike last made in 2008 advertised as 2012 at a price close to the original retail.

If the makes are sold in the USA bikepedia.com is useful for reference as they list the year colours and components and in what other years that model was made.

Another pet hate is listing the bike with eg "full Ultegra" and not indicating the speed of the groupset. It dose make a difference.


I think guys deliberately lie about the year without realising that there are ways to determine the actual age.

Like the guy claiming his Giant was a 2009 model. It had a quill headset, which Giant stopped using in 1999.
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No Hare's Photo No Hare 13 Aug 2017

Contacting Bianchi with the serial number of the bicycle may allow for model or year identification.

 

F.I.V. E. Bianchi S.p.A.

Via delle Battaglie, 5

24047 Treviglio (BG) Italy

39-0363-3161

 

bianchu@bianchi.com

 

Edit:

And after a short search it seems as if the wording "may allow for model or year identification" is more apt than I would have thought.  :wacko:


Edited by No Hare, 13 August 2017 - 06:21 .
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