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Old 07-27-10, 09:53 AM   #1
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the Bianchi has landed; A HUGE Thank You to a Fellow C&Ver

I would like to send a huge Thank You to ChicagoAl who, despite his marital problems, was a big help to me last night. I stumbled across something on CL that I had to have but the seller would not ship. originally I had contacted Al as i was having trouble emailing the seller. Al offered to drop everything and rush right over and check it out.

a few hours later he called me from the sellers house and described in detail the condition of the bike and components. after confirming that the bike did indeed appear to be original Al and I came to terms on purchasing it. I immediately sent Al the funds to cover the purchase plus shipping. Al will try, again despite his difficulties at home, try and get me some better pics later today and get the bike packed and shipped for me also.

OH yes of course it is a Bianchi but you have to wait until I get it to see just what it is. it is not however a X-4 or a Centenario.

thank you again Al for your invaluable assistance.

Al do hope you will keep the details under your hat for me
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Old 07-27-10, 10:05 AM   #2
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That Al is a nice guy, and we're all hopeful he can patch things up with the Mrs.

And of course I already know what you're buying, but I won't spill your secret, BG. I even offered Al a box to ship it over to you.
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Your secret is safe with me, BG, though I was surprised as I did not know Huffies came in that color.
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BG, you're a total addict! Making me feel good about owning two bikes and wanting more.
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That Al is a nice guy, and we're all hopeful he can patch things up with the Mrs.

And of course I already know what you're buying, but I won't spill your secret, BG. I even offered Al a box to ship it over to you.
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BG, you're a total addict! Making me feel good about owning two bikes and wanting more.
your well on your way to becoming a addict too LOL.
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uuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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How's this for a hint?

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The jigs up BG.

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was it this one?

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Here I am doing a little disassembly prior to packing it up. Going just great---BG will be so excited!

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was it this one?

I think that looks pretty nice, is that how it comes from the factory?
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Har har har, congratulations Bianchi girl. I hope you have some industrial strength glue.


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OK OK all kidding aside it is actually this one,



the seller threw in the Panda for free!
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I heard the the domestic situation has been fixed.
He now goes by Big Al and it had something to do with the pool table.
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was it this one?

To be quite honest, that scheme looks quite good. Startling, but visually appealing.

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How's this for a hint?

Are my eyes deceivng me or does that bike look...."Ashtabulated"!.....
Didn't think BG was into that "non-modern" stuff.

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Credit where credit is due department: Primitive Don offered me a box and some packing material including those little plastic dealies, which I picked up last night, so BG and I both owe him thanks. Always happy to meet a C&Ver.

The box turned out to be just a little tighter fit than I was comfortable with, so I went to my LBS (which I might as well name as the extremely helpful Iron Cycles) and got a slightly bigger one. With the plastic pieces on the axle ends, seattube and stem openings, and in the fork dropouts, and a pretty full Miami Jim approach, the bike fit just right into that box, and the other box got cut up into extra reinforcement.

It's now on its way to BG, and I'm sure she'll love it, even if it does mean she is changing her name to Giant Hybrid Girl.
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thank you again Al and Don two true gentlemen of the C&V world.

I would like to say that while this thread was intended to give Kudos to ChicagoAl I am very glad everyone is having a good time joking and having a general good time.

I do promise as soon as I get the Giant Hybrid unpacked I will start posting pics.
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See, you guys thought I was kidding. I never kid.*





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Close, but it has a CycleArts repaint in Celeste --

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I heard the the domestic situation has been fixed.
He now goes by Big Al and it had something to do with the pool table.
The Big Al moniker has already been taken by another Chicago cyclist. For those Chicagoans that know Big Al, everyone knows him right?, there can only be one Big Al.

Sorry Alan but the real Big Al is a Chicago cycling legend.
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do not let that grinder and humble Geeaunt' box fool you. it appears ChicagoAl has outdone himself in preparing this to ship.

and I guess Miamijim is owed a thank you as Al used his packing and shipping thread to get it ready to go.

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Unwrap it already!!!

I see celeste paint and housings...
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Wow, what a thorough packing job! Look at all that pipe insulation.
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