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Old 01-27-12, 07:04 AM   #1
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My 05 Bianchi Imola

I thought I would post a pic of my 05 Bianchi Imola. I purchased the frame and built it up with a complete Campy Centaur group. The Campy wheels really made the build...got those from C Bike in Chicago. I changed out the pictured saddle for a Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow, the current handlebar tape is black Fizik, and the pictured Cane Creek headset was replaced by a 1 inch Campy Record. I just got a Garmin 705 for it this year!
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Old 01-27-12, 07:12 AM   #2
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Not sure if this counts as a C&V bike yet, but I like it! very classy and understated colours, a welcome relief from all the "santa bikes" in red, white and black and the electric blue and neon green trends. Many happy miles!
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Does not qualify for this forum yet, in my opinion. Nice bike, though.
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Let's put this one in the "future classic" catagory. The design and graphics will stand the test of time.
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Not CV, but nice.
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Nice bike. I like the Bianchi production steel bikes. I think they are much better options than the Surly line. I just got my girlfriend a Bianchi Volpe after she tried out the cross check and didn't like it.

I wish there was a "steel bikes" forum

That way I can post a modern steel bike without getting flak from the roadies forum
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Old 01-27-12, 12:14 PM   #7
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Not CV

I just noticed that I put this in the wrong spot...my apologies. I meant to put it in the road cycling discussion.
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Old 01-27-12, 12:19 PM   #8
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I meant to put it in the road cycling discussion.
Caution: remove all your headset spacers before posting there.
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This thread just did an about-face.
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Congrats, the Bianchi looks great. Really like the blend of color and drivetrain.
Understated modern.
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Not "Classic" but it's definitely "classy."
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Nice setup, man.
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The Volpe from the same year has the exact same seat tube clamp. Is the top of the bike triangular shaped? Mine has the slight sloping down tube too. It seems like they are the same bike other than the obvious differences between CX and road (and paint).
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I don't see Bianchis from the mid-2000s often. Nice bike!
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Wrong Color

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Bianchigirll, I was looking for a celeste frame when I got that one! It was perfect and priced right so I got it. Thanks for all the great comments everyone...I promise to post in the right forum the next time! BTW...Bianchigirll, you were going to check some colors for me re a 1993-94 Bianchi Alfana? I posted a pic of this bike in this forum...navy and white? Thanks!
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any current pictures? your non pictured updates are exactly what i would have done if it were mine.

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I don't see Bianchis from the mid-2000s often. Nice bike!
you dont and it is a shame. i really like some of there early to mid 2000s offerings. they did some great things with steel in that era.
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Let's put this one in the "future classic" catagory. The design and graphics will stand the test of time.
Yes indeed. The entire Bianchi Gran Fondo line is pretty impressive in my book.
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I just noticed that I put this in the wrong spot...my apologies. I meant to put it in the road cycling discussion.
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Old 01-28-12, 06:57 PM   #20
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Updated Pic for my out of place bike

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Here's some updated pics
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Old 01-28-12, 07:04 PM   #21
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Lovely bike!
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Old 01-28-12, 08:29 PM   #22
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Beautiful bike , I like it a lot. ( +1 Don't forget to put the spacers on top of the stem before posting on the Roadie forum ).
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Old 01-29-12, 01:27 PM   #23
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Getuting a complex...

I'm starting to get a complex about the road forum! Thanks for the kind comments...this bike is pretty special to me.
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