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Old 04-24-14, 08:52 AM   #23976
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I would get rid of the reflectors and get some lights instead. Though I think you posted you commute a bit, so probably is on your list to do already.
I usually use a hybrid bike for commuting. I put the rear reflectors on the front to balance out the wheel as a quick temp fix. I was afraid the single reflector would make the wheel wobble a bit at high speeds.
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Old 04-24-14, 04:27 PM   #23977
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Ok.2012 Cannondale Super Six (carbon). Boyd Altamont wheels, SRAM Red

2013 Litespeed T5 (ti). Velocity A23 rims, White MI5 Hubs, CX Ray Spokes, SRAM Force

2012 Bianchi Vigorelli (steel). Mavic Kysrium Elite, SRAM Apex

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Old 04-24-14, 08:42 PM   #23978
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I guess one can never have enough bikes....
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Old 04-24-14, 08:55 PM   #23979
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Itd be one thing if they were 20$ craigslist bikes but all those are actually really nice!
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Old 04-24-14, 09:48 PM   #23980
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Ok.2012 Cannondale Super Six (carbon). Boyd Altamont wheels, SRAM Red

2013 Litespeed T5 (ti). Velocity A23 rims, White MI5 Hubs, CX Ray Spokes, SRAM Force

2012 Bianchi Vigorelli (steel). Mavic Kysrium Elite, SRAM Apex

2011 Trek Madone 6 Project One (carbon). Aeolus ACC wheels, SRAM Force. On the way Psimet wheelset; Pacenti SL23 rim White T11 hubs (gold) and CX Ray spokes.

2009 Trek Madone 6 Project One (carbon). Mavic Cosmic Elite, SRAM Rival

2011 Cannondale CAAD10 1 (alum of course). Shimano RS80, Shimano Dura Ace

2008 Specialized Sirrus Pro (carbon). Mavic Cosmic Elite, Shimano 105

2010 Cannondale Quick 1 (alum w/carbon fork & seat stays). Mavic Aksium Race, Shimano Ultegra
Nice collection! How is that Vigorelli? I love the look of those 2012's and thought it would be a great all-purpose bike.
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Old 04-25-14, 07:30 AM   #23981
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Hey dmc,

My Super Six, Litespeed and Bianchi are all new for this riding season. With the weather still crummy most of the time I've only gotten one ride in on each of them. Only done a short 30 miler on the Vigorelli, the ride is real smooth. Am expecting it and the Litespeed to be excellent on long 70-100 miles rides, maybe less fatiguing than carbon. I chose the 2012 over the 2013 because of the black Bianchi panels.

And yes, you can never have enough bikes. n + 1 is my favorite algebraic formula.
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Old 04-25-14, 09:09 AM   #23982
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My 2013 GT. First road bike i've owned since my Vitus 979 back in the late 80's. Entry level, but more fun on the road than than my MTB
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Old 04-25-14, 09:18 AM   #23983
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I like it. It's a nice bike. Looks like a relaxed comfy ride to me. Entry level bikes are the best

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Old 04-27-14, 12:59 AM   #23984
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So my Bianchi got fixed ... it now has a different color frame. I think it looks a bit odd... but I'm not complaining with the Celeste color.

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Infantile girly colors? I'd be embarrassed to ride a bike that color. They didn't have the red anymore?

I'd pay another $200 somewhere to have it repainted matte black or do it myself.
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Old 04-27-14, 06:29 AM   #23986
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So my Bianchi got fixed ... it now has a different color frame. I think it looks a bit odd... but I'm not complaining with the Celeste color.
Celeste is the only correct colour for a Bianchi.
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Old 04-27-14, 07:42 AM   #23987
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This is, perhaps, why I do not own a Bianchi...I hate Celeste
....yes I do know that they come in other colours
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Old 04-27-14, 05:22 PM   #23988
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Just added a more comfortable ride today, much more agreeable to my back. 12 Synapse 6 Carbon.
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Old 04-27-14, 09:11 PM   #23989
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I've been told this many many times. Lol -- To an extent I agree.
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Old 04-27-14, 09:50 PM   #23990
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This is, perhaps, why I do not own a Bianchi...I hate Celeste
....yes I do know that they come in other colours
Anyone who has a Y chromosome should hate it.
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Old 04-28-14, 06:23 AM   #23991
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So my Bianchi got fixed ... it now has a different color frame. I think it looks a bit odd... but I'm not complaining with the Celeste color.


Wow ! Is this the bike, that had the RD go in the spokes on the first ride ?

I like the Celeste, since its a Bianchi ! ... Now, I have seen some celste treks & fujis, wich is sad & proly a new thread...

Def. has potential ...



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So my Bianchi got fixed ... it now has a different color frame. I think it looks a bit odd... but I'm not complaining with the Celeste color.

It's just the red bits that make it look odd. Ditch them, quick. And I think black tires would also bring it more together. The historic celeste color scheme will always be better on any frame labeled Bianchi. That's just how it is.
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haven't been riding for 10+ years and recently trying to get back as a healthy habit. started out with a Sirrus Expert carbon but after a month i realized i want to get rid of the flat. luckily the bike shop was kind enough to take the Sirrus back and do a straight swap on a Roubaix Elite rival with no extra charge. i feel like a lucky rider =)

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Old 05-01-14, 11:12 AM   #23996
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nice bike but those are very odd photos.
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haven't been riding for 10+ years and recently trying to get back as a healthy habit. started out with a Sirrus Expert carbon but after a month i realized i want to get rid of the flat. luckily the bike shop was kind enough to take the Sirrus back and do a straight swap on a Roubaix Elite rival with no extra charge. i feel like a lucky rider =)

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Which aero bar brackets are you using? I'm looking for a bracket that will let me mount under the bar, but without flip-ups for the pads, which I found to rattle terribly.

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Which aero bar brackets are you using? I'm looking for a bracket that will let me mount under the bar, but without flip-ups for the pads, which I found to rattle terribly.

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they are Profile Airstryke S. yes they came with the spring-loaded flip up and i found it was odd to use, so i took the springs out and epoxy them permanent onto the "down" position. the brackets are the one came with the bar, i had to play around and loop around the cable wires a little to get them into place.
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Very nice bike. Just a tip, the bike goes on the other side of the garage door
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haven't been riding for 10+ years and recently trying to get back as a healthy habit. started out with a Sirrus Expert carbon but after a month i realized i want to get rid of the flat. luckily the bike shop was kind enough to take the Sirrus back and do a straight swap on a Roubaix Elite rival with no extra charge. i feel like a lucky rider =)
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