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Old 05-10-06, 05:49 PM   #1
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Is this frame a CX bike?

I am guessing it is... as far as I know Bianchi specs their bikes a just cross or cross/touring

EDIT: post should read: is this a CX FRAME? sorry!
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I'll take a stab then. I just wanted to see if anyone actually "knew" the answer difinitively. I will say YES! It lacks rack braze ons on the back which I would expect a tourer to be equiped with (not that you can't tour with it), there are only one set of eyelets presumably for feners (not that you need the extra set I have my rack and fender mounted on the same eyelet anyway. Lastly the wheelbase looks shorter to me, definatley the chain stay than what I would expect from a touring bike. The bottom bracket also looks higher than usual. This bike has a 60cm TT and a 61cm C-T seat tube. that makes sense to me because when you put on a rising stem you are shortening your top tube so a longer top tube on a CX bike would account for that, the 61cm seat tube measurement is either wrong or this bike as a shorter seat tube to accomodate the high bottom bracket. I don't know much about CX geometry but that makes sense in my mind. Do you concure?
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Old 05-11-06, 12:35 PM   #3
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well it has a Cross Project sticker on the right chainstay.

looks cross to me

can u ask the seller whats the widest tire that will fit in the rear?
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looks kinda like this just older

http://gianni.bianchiusa.com/2001/se...clo/index.html
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aye! that is does. I noticed that sticker on the chainstay after! I also think the guy's measurements are off, the 2001 frame has a 58.5 top tube, this bike is probably the same! I'm going for it, I like it a lot. Cheers!
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