I bought a 2009 Bianchi Volpe BOS from a Cycle shop in Seattle. On the way home while braking down hill in the rain the head tube area started shaking violently. It was dangerous and not fun.
I took the bike back in and they said it was just how cantys (mine are cane creek) worked and that I should just not use the front brake. Just not use the front brake. I wanted go violent but it's my nature to play nice for as long as possible in any uncomfortable situation. They also blamed the steel fork. Are you kidding me?
Well, they increased toe-in which made braking really soft with just a little shake. It was still not the safest of situations but it's ok.
Today however the shake returned. I'm afraid to take it back to them because I don't trust they know what they are talking about. However it would be free for them to look at because it's within the 90 day period. I'm still learning how to take care of my own bike and I'm new to cantys so can someone give me some advice? The shake is violent. Very violent. I assumed my headset was loose or something.
Other than this brake issue I love this bike. I am a fan of modern steel bikes after trying aluminum/carbon modern bikes and a few vintage steel bikes. But I live in hilly and wet area and have already taken the bike on an 85 mile ride in addition to daily commuting.