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    My first ever. Road bike, 2014 Colnago Strada, picked it up yesterday rode 10 miles from shop to home and I absolutely love it, smooth,responsive,and sexy!, I already changed some stuff on it took white bar tape off and did Black lizard skin, and put a Fizik carbon rail saddle, and front Mavic Ksyrium SL.will post updated pics later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgp927 View Post
    My first ever. Road bike, 2014 Colnago Strada, picked it up yesterday rode 10 miles from shop to home and I absolutely love it, smooth,responsive,and sexy!, I already changed some stuff on it took white bar tape off and did Black lizard skin, and put a Fizik carbon rail saddle, and front Mavic Ksyrium SL.will post updated pics later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    I wanted an Arion before it even had that name, but the two things I don't like about it are:



    the boxiness and solid triangle where the seat stays join the seat tube, and the way the seat tube just cuts off like a rectangle instead of a nice airfoil or kammtail shape. That can't be very aero, or at least it isn't in the eyeball wind tunnel. The seatpost looks like a rectangle which really bothers me. I know there's a round seat tube option, but it's an aero frame, and that just ain't right.





    and the amount of space between the cutout seat tube and the rear tire. That also can't be very aero, and certainly isn't very attractive.

    the matte black version also looks much better than this teal version too, IMO.

    Other than those things, though, it's a nice bike.
    If it looks aero, it must be aero! in all seriousness..the shaping on the alchemy do not look very aero..
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    Quote Originally Posted by speling_champ View Post
    It looks better outside in the natural night, but my photography skills suck and couldn't get a good picture. I just finished building it a few weeks ago, and I'm really enjoying it. So much lighter and a lot more stiff than my old 2004 Fuji Pro.

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    I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post
    If it looks aero, it must be aero! in all seriousness..the shaping on the alchemy do not look very aero..
    Thats why I said the "eyeball wind tunnel", but seriously I cannot imagine that solid rear triangle or the rectangular seat tube and seat post are very aero. Aero or not, though, it's pretty ugly and doesn't appear very well thought out, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgp927 View Post
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    I'm glad you're happy and I think you have a nice bike, but this is the hot or not thread so I'm going to say it:

    You've got one italian lady, and a Chinese lady with an Italian name, lol.

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    The Bianchi could be hot without the big azz saddle bag

    Quote Originally Posted by lgp927 View Post
    My first ever. Road bike, 2014 Colnago Strada, picked it up yesterday rode 10 miles from shop to home and I absolutely love it, smooth,responsive,and sexy!, I already changed some stuff on it took white bar tape off and did Black lizard skin, and put a Fizik carbon rail saddle, and front Mavic Ksyrium SL.will post updated pics later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    The Bianchi could be hot without the big azz saddle bag
    Not with the hoods like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    Not with the hoods like that.
    I thought it was some kind of special single speed racer thing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    Not with the hoods like that.
    Hoods are like that cause I use that bike to do heavy climbing and it's where it feels better for leverage,not sure if you ever tried climbing w single speed 48x16 gearing . Saddle bag is where all my tool go, pump, tube etc rather carry it on that then on my jersey pockets

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgp927 View Post
    Hoods are like that cause I use that bike to do heavy climbing and it's where it feels better for leverage,not sure if you ever tried climbing w single speed 48x16 gearing . Saddle bag is where all my tool go, pump, tube etc rather carry it on that then on my jersey pockets
    That's nice, but both look dumb.

    So it goes in the Hot or Not thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    That's nice, but both look dumb.

    So it goes in the Hot or Not thread.
    PS - the yellow one is close to hot, but misses by a stack of spacers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    A team mate has this Arion. I do not think it has a boxy seat tube like that one.



    [edit] this sort of shows it a bit better, looks like a different seat post too...


    Quote Originally Posted by speling_champ View Post
    It looks better outside in the natural night, but my photography skills suck and couldn't get a good picture. I just finished building it a few weeks ago, and I'm really enjoying it. So much lighter and a lot more stiff than my old 2004 Fuji Pro.

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    Both hot. I'm not a huge fan of the orange, but it's still a hot bike

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    What's not to like about the Alchemy. Zipp stem, aero seatpost, and a Handmade in Denver label.

    I don't mind the colors on the Fondriest, but it just seems they added more gratuitous curves than necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speling_champ View Post
    It looks better outside in the natural night, but my photography skills suck and couldn't get a good picture. I just finished building it a few weeks ago, and I'm really enjoying it. So much lighter and a lot more stiff than my old 2004 Fuji Pro.

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    I think it is hot. Usually this many graphics and logos make a bike look way weird, but this one does it well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speling_champ View Post
    It looks better outside in the natural night, but my photography skills suck and couldn't get a good picture. I just finished building it a few weeks ago, and I'm really enjoying it. So much lighter and a lot more stiff than my old 2004 Fuji Pro.

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    I vote Hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcollier5 View Post
    I vote Hot!
    Thanks for the feedback, all. I agree with the overly splashy graphics - almost nascar-ish. Unfortunately, they're sealed under a clearcoat, so no way of scraping them off Other than that, I'm really happy with the look of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speling_champ View Post
    Thanks for the feedback, all. I agree with the overly splashy graphics - almost nascar-ish. Unfortunately, they're sealed under a clearcoat, so no way of scraping them off Other than that, I'm really happy with the look of it.
    Plus you get points for expending a modicum of effort in staging the picture well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Not a road bike, but whatever.

    HOTTT... why does it have a front brake if it's not a "road bike"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkbaby View Post
    HOTTT... why does it have a front brake if it's not a "road bike"?
    Haha, well it is a bike I ride on the road, just not the traditional geared road bike accustomed to this thread. I tried the no brake thing briefly. I can do it, but I don't really enjoy it, nor do my knees.
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    Fondriest = Hot
    Cinelli = Hot
    Above Allez = Not

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Not a road bike, but whatever.
    What can I say... colors that break out from the monotony of other framesets. HOT.
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    So much Not in this

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttper View Post
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    I think it is on purpose. Has to be.
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