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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    2010 giant defy advanced 2 with a few upgrades
    It's a not on many levels. Strikes me as a poseur bike and money spent is not the issue... the lack of drop/stem/spacers/upturned bar and the compact crank paired with aero wheels are common on most tour de' freds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    More pictures, less chit chat.
    Donno if "budget" hot or not ... so, I posted in both.
    I can post a better pic, once the power gets turned back on, from yesterdays wind gusts -or- this current rain storm moves through...


    Last edited by martinus; 04-02-14 at 09:09 AM.

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    I like, although I don't know that I've ever seen a Bianchi that looks like a Bianchi than this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    Donno if "budget" hot or not ... so, I posted in both.
    I can post a better pic, once the power gets turned back on, from yesterdays wind gusts -or- this current rain storm moves through...


    Hot.. Well done!

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    Hot Bianchi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    It's a not on many levels. Strikes me as a poseur bike and money spent is not the issue... the lack of drop/stem/spacers/upturned bar and the compact crank paired with aero wheels are common on most tour de' freds.
    I get it, haven't spent too much money on it it was one of the least expensive carbon bikes they had at the time. I'm resolving some of the glaring problems as we speak. I'll post a revised shot at some point. Hope I'm not perceived as a poseur, that would suck. Just fairly new to road cycling and trying to properly enjoy the hobby. The lbs fit me on the bike like that last year but I've since flipped the stem and am working down on the spacers as I continue to get used to it this season. Probably won't get slammed but certainly better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    I get it, haven't spent too much money on it it was one of the least expensive carbon bikes they had at the time. I'm resolving some of the glaring problems as we speak. I'll post a revised shot at some point. Hope I'm not perceived as a poseur, that would suck. Just fairly new to road cycling and trying to properly enjoy the hobby. The lbs fit me on the bike like that last year but I've since flipped the stem and am working down on the spacers as I continue to get used to it this season. Probably won't get slammed but certainly better.
    Poseur might have been a bit much. My first carbon bike looked similar in set up, but as I got more fit and flexible and figured out what was fast the fit evolved. You have to ride what works for you. IMO a professional fit is money well spent.
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    Bianchi is hot.
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    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    2010 giant defy advanced 2 with a few upgrades
    The bike looks very "busy" ... Loose the bag, bend the housing back ( might need replaced, if kinked took bad ) get 1 more red cage ( or just take the white one off ), peel stickers off rims ...




    Bam, instant hot from not ... it will, only cost you one 44$ blackburn cage.

    "Fliped & slamed" would help a lot... but, I do under stand not everyone is 20 years old ...

    I'm no expert...

    Here is my bike, the day I baught it off the PO. ( Note: he already took of the huge ORANGE Trek/Bontrager saddle bag & his BLUE bottle cages )

    Last edited by martinus; 04-02-14 at 11:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    Thanks guys.



    The bike looks very "busy" ... Loose the bag, bend the housing back ( might need replaced, if kinked took bad ) get 1 more red cage ( or just take the white one off ), peel stickers off rims ...




    Bam, instant hot from not ... it will, only cost you one 44$ blackburn cage.

    "Fliped & slamed" would help a lot... but, I do under stand not everyone is 20 years old ...
    This is so funny, I was actually trying to use my Mac to make changes like this just to see how it would look but either i suck at arpeture or it's not the right program. Anyway thanks for going to the trouble. Cheers.

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    Love the bianchi!

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    2011 Carbon Synapse Frame, Ultegra 6800 11 Speed, SLK Compact Crank, Mavic Aksium wheels (I know I cheaped the wheels) This could probably fall in the budget category as well. Total build cost was $1350. Which will leave me some time to save and buy some nicer wheels. Rides like a dream.

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    It's hard to match that 'Sagan' green...might be better not to try. Otherwise I think it looks nice.
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    IMO get rid of that green bartape. It doesn't match the bike at all.

    For me, it's a not as it sits. Frame has real potential, but don't like your current set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    Here is my bike, the day I baught it off the PO. ( Note: he already took of the huge ORANGE Trek/Bontrager saddle bag & his BLUE bottle cages )

    Random question...I've seen colored spokes before, but they're usually around the valve to make it easy/fast to find the valve or whatever. What is the point of them if they're not by the valve?
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZier View Post
    Road Bike.jpg

    2011 Carbon Synapse Frame, Ultegra 6800 11 Speed, SLK Compact Crank, Mavic Aksium wheels (I know I cheaped the wheels) This could probably fall in the budget category as well. Total build cost was $1350. Which will leave me some time to save and buy some nicer wheels. Rides like a dream.

    Try a green and a white bottle cage. Just kidding, i like but agree with others about the tape, it's just a shade or so off.

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    You're breaking my heart with the Shimano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    This is so funny, I was actually trying to use my Mac to make changes like this just to see how it would look but either i suck at arpeture or it's not the right program. Anyway thanks for going to the trouble. Cheers.
    My power came back on 30 min. before I needed to be at work... but yeah, just a quick ms paint hack job ... so you get an idea, of what the others where/are saying.

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    Last edited by martinus; 04-02-14 at 07:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Random question...I've seen colored spokes before, but they're usually around the valve to make it easy/fast to find the valve or whatever. What is the point of them if they're not by the valve?
    Um... I'm just a consumer ... but, here you go :

    Bianchi - More than 125 years of history, international leadership Ph. +39.0363.3161

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    Bend the knees, watch the trees ... 5 $ please .

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    My fizik green bar tape is a spot on match but it almost never comes out in pictures. I think I want to tone down the green on my Supersix when I need to change, maybe go back to stock white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    Um... I'm just a consumer ... but, here you go :

    Bianchi - More than 125 years of history, international leadership Ph. +39.0363.3161
    Ha, I'll skip calling them, just wondering if anyone knew.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Random question...I've seen colored spokes before, but they're usually around the valve to make it easy/fast to find the valve or whatever. What is the point of them if they're not by the valve?
    Point, what's the point you ask? As if there's a point to any of this....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98koukile View Post
    My fizik green bar tape is a spot on match but it almost never comes out in pictures. I think I want to tone down the green on my Supersix when I need to change, maybe go back to stock white.
    Hmm. I'm a photog so I know colors can absorb and reflect light differently and look different in a photo than they do to the naked eye (have you ever seen a clothed eye, just wondering?) but ARE YOU SUUUUUURE? Have you asked someone else if the colors are 'a spot on match', cuz the photo looks hideous. I can't see anything else because of that green on the bars… Ask someone else to look, and then if they agree, get back to us.

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