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    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
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    Another Bianchi in the house (err garage)

    Hi,

    It's in our attached garage along with my other two Bianchis and the Bianchis of my wife and eldest son. I did post this on the road forum about a week ago but I know that many of you don't wander over there. Without further ado:



    I almost forgot, I have another Bianchi IN the house for a total of six in our household.
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    I'm Stunned. Don't know anything about TT bikes but this does look the business

    But it is a Bianchi!!!! No need to say any more except you owe me a bunch of Screen wipes. I've just drooled all over the screen.
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    Beautiful! Can you show us pics of your other Bianchi's as well?

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    That is sure a pretty bike you have there.
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    AAaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh. Can I come over and just sit and stare at it. For those who posted in the show us your screen saver..............I have a new one.

    Thanks Cleave...can I start bothering you for info on setting up my TT bike like I bother Hermes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farandaway View Post
    Beautiful! Can you show us pics of your other Bianchi's as well?
    Can you show us pictures of your wife, as well?
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    Sitting and staring at it would be pretty much all I could do with it. I wouldn't begin to know how to ride it - and if I did work up enough nerve to try it, I would pre-call an ambulance.
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    Are you sure that thing is legal? It looks like it's pumped with EPO.
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    That's sure to get the radar detectors beeping. I can feel the breeze just looking at it.
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    Really nice looking wind cutting bike. One comment would be maybe a wheel in front a littlel more areo. But this is nit-picking.
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    Hi All,

    Thanks for the kind words. I'll be racing on the bike this coming weekend.

    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    I'm Stunned. Don't know anything about TT bikes but this does look the business

    But it is a Bianchi!!!! No need to say any more except you owe me a bunch of Screen wipes. I've just drooled all over the screen.
    Ah, another Bianchi fan. Sorry about your screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by farandaway View Post
    Beautiful! Can you show us pics of your other Bianchi's as well?
    Well, since you asked (from oldest to newest):

    The one that stays in the house and VERY RARELY gets ridden:



    The most fun bike in my collection:



    My track bike (which gets ridden a couple of times a month at the local velodrome:



    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    AAaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh. Can I come over and just sit and stare at it. For those who posted in the show us your screen saver..............I have a new one.

    Thanks Cleave...can I start bothering you for info on setting up my TT bike like I bother Hermes?
    Bother away.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
    Can you show us pictures of your wife, as well?
    Sorry, she's kind of camera shy and she's a runner who tolerates my bikes. However, here's a shot of her bike (celeste) and my son's (black):





    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    Are you sure that thing is legal? It looks like it's pumped with EPO.
    No EPO, but psychologically it's got to be good for 0.5 MPH.

    Quote Originally Posted by geraldatwork View Post
    Really nice looking wind cutting bike. One comment would be maybe a wheel in front a littlel more areo. But this is nit-picking.
    My marriage might not survive the purchase of an aero front wheel after the purchase of this frame.
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    Great looking TT bike, Cleave. How often do you TT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    Great looking TT bike, Cleave. How often do you TT?
    Hi John,

    Eight times last year. Two 40K ITTs, one 40K TTT, and the rest 20K or less ITTs. I'm planning on doing Tom's Farm in Corona on Sunday.

    BTW, are you doing the Malibu ride on Saturday?
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    Nice stable.

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    Good heavens. What a collection! And I'll bet every one of them was over fifty dollars. Great pics!
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    OK.....I put that bike on my desktop and this morning when I went down to the workshop I found the White Rabbit cowering in the corner. I coaxed her out with a new Jtek 3rd brake lever but I had to change the desktop again.

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    Well, THIS is a cool thread. The original bike is gorgeous and amazing, and the Bianchi collection is stunning, too! Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Hi John,

    Eight times last year. Two 40K ITTs, one 40K TTT, and the rest 20K or less ITTs. I'm planning on doing Tom's Farm in Corona on Sunday.

    BTW, are you doing the Malibu ride on Saturday?
    Wow, a team time trial? That must be exciting! How many on the team? I assume they are Lightning Velo members?
    The Malibu ride, I'm not sure. If I do I would start on this side of the hills with Cassave, but I wanted to do something longer.
    Vertical Bob wants to go up Hwy 39 to the snow, sounds grueling.

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    Wow! What an amazing-looking bikek!

    In fact, your entire collection is amazing.

    How about a ride report?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    The one that stays in the house and VERY RARELY gets ridden:

    That one is my kind of bike and by far my favorite of the bunch, but perhaps that's because it is the one most similar to my Bianchi.

    It is hard to go wrong with Bianchi!
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    That new one looks dangerous.

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    Wow! That's a beautiful collection of bikes.
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    There's one of those in our LBS. It's no good for me - my stomach would be scraping the top tube!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    Wow, a team time trial? That must be exciting! How many on the team? I assume they are Lightning Velo members?
    The Malibu ride, I'm not sure. If I do I would start on this side of the hills with Cassave, but I wanted to do something longer.
    Vertical Bob wants to go up Hwy 39 to the snow, sounds grueling.
    Yeah, the TTT was four (4) old LV member -- combined age 220+ years. I really like TTTs as the distance and time seem to go by much faster.

    Regarding Highway 39 and snow, last year was enough for me. I'll wait until it's warmer. BTW, I'll do hill repeats with you on Latigo if you want to make the Malibu ride harder.

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Wow! What an amazing-looking bikek!

    In fact, your entire collection is amazing.

    How about a ride report?
    I'll post a ride report on the TT bike after this coming Sunday.

    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    That one is my kind of bike and by far my favorite of the bunch, but perhaps that's because it is the one most similar to my Bianchi.

    It is hard to go wrong with Bianchi!
    My affinity for Bianchi goes back to that bike. It was my second race bike. It's a 1975 Specialissima that I bought during the summer of 1976 -- $530 out the door. I restored it in 1986 (4th paint job and 3rd set of components) and I've hardly ridden it since then. Now it's a display bike in the main entranceway of our house (the only bike in the house). I would conservatively guess that I put 40,000 miles on that bike.

    The only other manufacturers that I've bought more than one bike are Look and Serotta.
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    [QUOTE=Cleave;

    Regarding Highway 39 and snow, last year was enough for me. I'll wait until it's warmer. BTW, I'll do hill repeats with you on Latigo if you want to make the Malibu ride harder. [/QUOTE]

    O.K., I think I'm in for the Malibu ride, but I'll start in Calabasas with Cassave. Have you ridden with him?
    I'll pass on the Latigo repeats, but I might want to add to the ride once the Latigo climb is done. BTW, I said longer, not harder.

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