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Let's see some rides.

This is my 2002 XL EV2. It originally came with a Record/Chorus mix as stock. It has Record crankset, rear derailleur, chain and carbon levers/shifters. It has Chorus calipers, 12-25 cassette, pro fit pedals and front derailleur. I replaced the pain-in-the-ass Bianchi Titanium seat post with a fantastic Campy Chorus Titanium post from 2002. I also replaced the ugly Pantani seat with a Fizik Arione and the Levitation wheels with some new Campagnolo Protons. The rubber is Continental's slick Attack/Force combo. The bars and stem are ITM Millenium.

The color scheme is a gorgeous Celeste Olympic Paint scheme that has held up remarkably well with very few marks of any kind.
 

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A sampling...

First is an RC 'crosser, before I pulled off the 9sp Ultegra and installed 8sp Record/Chorus. Second is the other RC 'crosser, which came to me with the weirdest mishmash of 8sp 105/600, which I replaced with an 8sp Campy Racing Triple. Just didn't seem right to have anything but Campy on Italian steel. Last is my family of Axises--my only defense for this bit of lunacy is that some were used, one was built from a frameset and others were bought as closeouts. What the heck--there are much worse vices....
 

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The Walrus said:
First is an RC 'crosser, before I pulled off the 9sp Ultegra and installed 8sp Record/Chorus. Second is the other RC 'crosser, which came to me with the weirdest mishmash of 8sp 105/600, which I replaced with an 8sp Campy Racing Triple. Just didn't seem right to have anything but Campy on Italian steel. Last is my family of Axises--my only defense for this bit of lunacy is that some were used, one was built from a frameset and others were bought as closeouts. What the heck--there are much worse vices....
Nice rides!.......Jeez, my wife would kill me if I had that many bikes in the house! You're right about the Campy and Bianchi thing.....although Shimano makes a hell of a nice Groupo....I could never see my bike with any other than Italian parts on it.

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Add to those Turbo Turtle, and -

The Walrus said:
...boy, if that doesn't conjure up some sorry mental images. Good thing the bikes look as good as they do. ;)
makes one wonder if there's something going on with Bianchi owners/riders and their monikers. Might be a Master's Thesis somewhere in this!
 

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My new San Lorenzo...

I just built this a few weeks back.I got the 2004 frake set on a closeout deal and built it up with a Ultegra 10 speed group and Ksyriums.

Stiff and responsive.I am just now getting use to it and love it.



 

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Yet another nice ride........ a lot of the roads that I use for training have brand new black-top on them.....boy if the celeste color doesn't look fine riding on top of it! Looks like Ullrich is going to choke again...maybe it's his bike. His best outing against Lance was on a Bianchi in 2003.

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Yet another nice ride........ a lot of the roads that I use for training have brand new black-top on them.....boy if the celeste color doesn't look fine riding on top of it! Looks like Ullrich is going to choke again...maybe it's his bike. His best outing against Lance was on a Bianchi in 2003.

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Jans EV3........2003 was a good year
 

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my bianchi...almost perfect(for me)

I have always wanted to build a custom Bianchi, am not an extreemly avid cyclist...but do use it for my main transportation, so ride alot. since building my bike I have added a cyclometer so I can start a training routine and get more serious. the frame is a Bianchi Daytona 2001, alluminum LT frame with carbon fiber fork, components are campagnolo chorus 10 spd with record rear hub (japanese sealed...but very smooth front hub). sewup rims with tufo road elite tires, easton attack aero bars. seatpost is generic, carbon fiber. seat is sella san marcos titanium rail.only components I need to upgrade to complete it are the rims (want semi-aero front, aero rear) and upgrading the brakes (generic but good quality now).




hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

Kevin
 

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bianchiTTI have always wanted to build a custom Bianchi said:
Kevin, You use tubies for "main transportation"? Any trouble dropping the chain on the single front with a 10-speed rear? - TF
 

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I did alot of research before finding the right tires. ended up with tufo road elite. they hold up amazingly well, handle as much air as you could put in them, and ride fairly well(above average) only problem is the tires are not as grippy as some of the others I tried, but the endurance they have more than makes up for it...being my "transportation" dependability at a slight sacrifice to performance is an acceptible compromise. as for dropping the chain, have not had a problem with it at all...I have a short cage rear derailleur with 12-25 gearing, being in Louisiana the ground is as flat as paris hilton, so I never used the maller chainrings on the front...decided to take them off and save the little weight (and looks alot smoother).
 

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No brakes - so it's mostly track only (I live about 15 minutes from the local velodrome and I'm not so macho as to ride brake-less in traffic); I do occasionally ride it in the eves on-road for training because I have a 1/4 mile clockwise loop around my house with no cross streets (only T-intersections).
 

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Here is my 1999 Giro, mostly 105 components with little upgrades here and there. I recently had the CPX33 wheels on ultegra hubs built up and like them a lot. Hoping to get something new next spring, anyone ride the 1885?

DB

 
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