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    Siu and I are arguing over which bike is cooler

    Ok, so we thought that if we get roadies, we'll get twin bikes. But we both like different colors. I like the silver one, and she likes the puky celeste puky green one. Vote foosters. Vote on the color. Also she wants to get a different groupo, but I think it isn't worth 700 dollars more.


    Silver-
    Frame TC07-Via Nirone 7 Alu - sloping geometry
    Sizes 46/50/53/55/57/59/61
    Fork Bianchi FLS New Carbon/Al 1-1/8"
    Stem DA-32 3D forged alloy
    Handlebar ITM 300 SuperOver
    Brakes Bianchi RC-461 E
    Crankset FSA CRD-215 53/39
    Bottom bracketFSA BB-7420 AL
    Headset FSA ZS4-Custom
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
    Front Derailleur Shimano 2200
    Shifters Shimano Sora
    Chain KMC HV800
    Sprocket Shimano CS-HG50 13/26
    Rear Hub Joytech F192SB Alloy 28H
    Front Hub Joytech A141SB Alloy 28h
    Spokes Stainless black
    Rims Ambrosio Aluminium 6060T silver anodized
    Tires Continental Ultra Sport 23x622 rigid
    Seatpost SP-222 6016 alloy, 31.6mm
    Saddle San Marco Ponza C) steel
    Pedals Look FQV
    Bottle cagenone
    Color Tahiti Grey
    Retail Price $799.99

    Green-
    Frame TC07 - Via Nirone 7 Alu - sloping geometry
    Sizes 46/50/53/55/57/59/61
    Fork Bianchi FL5 Carbon/Al 1-1/8"
    Stem DA-32 3D forged alloy
    Handlebar ITM 300 Super Over
    Brakes Bianchi RC-461 E
    Crankset FSA Omega Mega Exo Triple, 50/39/30
    Bottom bracket included in crankset
    Headset FSA ZS-4D Custom
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
    Front Derailleur Shimano 105 Triple
    Shifters Shimano 105
    Chain KMC DX10SC
    Sprocket Shimano 105 12/25
    Wheels Shimano WH-R500
    Tires Continental Ultra Sport 23x622 rigid
    Seatpost SP-222 6016 alloy, 31.6mm
    Saddle San Marco Ponza C) steel
    Pedals Look 206
    Bottle cage Aluminum black
    Color Celeste CK

    Retail Price $1,449.99
    Last edited by Pheard; 02-09-07 at 04:13 PM.

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    green...without a doubt
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    Out of these two choices, I dig the silver.

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    The silver rocks me like a hurricane. Being Irish however I am partial to green. Damn it......why did you make this thread so hard!?
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    Its not green, it is celeste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barba
    Its not green, it is celeste.

    Pkg. in the mail......let me know when you get it.
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    The Celeste for sure, i'm thinking about getting my BMX powdercoated that color.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Celeste is classic Bianchi and is hard to beat. It took years for me to enjoy that color, now I love it...

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    Tough call. One of each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barba
    Its not green, it is celeste.

    Thank you. Jon has no respect.
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    I think Celeste is at its best on a classic thin tube steel frame. I am less fond of it on modern over sized tubing. Too much of a good thing...

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    The silver one looks kinda cheap to me. Actually, they both look kinda cheap but the silver one moreso.

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    So who's on my side? The puky puky green is pretty fugly right?

    Do you guys think the 105 groupo is worth 700 more?

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    Well, the green isn't fugly, I just like the look of the silver better in this case. Perhaps if the accents of celeste on the silver were more prominent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    Do you guys think the 105 groupo is worth 700 more?
    yep... sora stuff is garbage, especially their shifters.

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    are those carbon seatstays on the celeste one?

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    Frames are both the same, and both have a carbon fork and carbon seatstays.

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    ALL REAL BIANCHIS ARE CELESTE!! PEROID. END OF STORY.

    Now I have a sore throat from yelling

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    105, better wheels, and it's Celeste. Respek.

    [edit] Though I'd drop the celeste saddle and handlebar tape. That's a little much.

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    Hmmmm isn't celeste a shade of green???

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    I'm sorry Pheard, but your so wrong on this one.

    I don't know much about roadie bikes but I can tell you the 105 groupo is better by leaps. Plus it just looks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah
    Hmmmm isn't celeste a shade of green???
    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DM4
    ALL REAL BIANCHIS ARE CELESTE!! PEROID. END OF STORY.

    Now I have a sore throat from yelling
    +1. Some things simply have to be a certain color. Ferrarris must be red to be appropriate. Hearses need to be black, at least in America when used for non-Asian guests of honor. And Bianchis have to be celeste.

    Just so we're clear, Pheard, I'm with you on the general esthetics of the puke green that Bianchi calls "celeste." On anything else, I'd say "burn it." But there is simply too much history behind celeste-colored Bianchis for them to be approrpiately attired in any other color. Fausto Coppi rode celeste Bianchis. Modern-day Bianchi riders should do no less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    Bianchi bicycles are traditionally painted in the highly recognizable "Celeste", (Pronounced che-les-te) a turquoise colour also known as "Bianchi blue," despite its tendency more towards green. There are two opposing legends concerning the origin of this colour - some say it is the colour of the Milan sky, others say it was the colour of the eyes of the former Queen of Italy, for whom Edoardo Bianchi once made a bicycle. There is also some speculation that the "Celeste" color was the result of surplus military paint.
    What I read somewhere is that Bianchi wanted to do something to make their bikes stand out in a race. The time was early-1900s, and all bikes were black. However they picked Celeste, it got picked, and no other manufacturer (including today) can use it. I'm not sure on the enforcement, but that's how I understand it....

    some official wording: http://gianni.bianchiusa.com/2002/si...chi/index.html

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    celeste ownz joo.


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