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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-16-06, 05:28 PM   #1
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2007 Bianach Concept



Bianchi is heading in the right direction. Wish I could just buy the frameset, cranks and wheels.
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Old 12-16-06, 06:27 PM   #2
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I want that frame and the cranks. I'd build my own wheels. Why couldn't you have posted this earlier? then I may have been able to get one under my tree.
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Old 12-16-06, 06:45 PM   #3
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um, you can. they also sell the frame separate-like.
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Old 12-16-06, 06:51 PM   #4
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the traditionalist in me is not sure how to feel about the strange bb...
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Old 12-16-06, 06:57 PM   #5
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yeah, whoa, what's the deal with that? "external"? I looked at the documentation and I still have no idea how that works...

I imagine the bb shell is compatible with any properly-threaded BB, though, so that wouldn't be an issue with just the frameset.
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Old 12-16-06, 08:24 PM   #6
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External is the biz my friend. I used to be against it too until running it on my road bike. All positives (stiffer, less bearing wear, etc.) except for a few mm wider Q factor which isn't enough to really give any appreciable power loss.
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Old 12-16-06, 08:30 PM   #7
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As far as I can ascertain, Bianchi is not selling the frameset seperately in Canada.
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that ****s hoooooooooooooot
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I'm actually thinking of buying one and taking up the fine hobby of track racing.

DoshKel loves his.

But yeah, that steez looks really sexy with no decals.
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Old 12-16-06, 10:54 PM   #10
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Does anyone know where to get the Truvativ Omnium cranks? I want to try polishing the decals off an 07 veloce crankset.
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is anything different other than the paintjob? (frame & fork)
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is anything different other than the paintjob? (frame & fork)
Crankset and BB for one (like mentioned earlier).

Different wheelset than the 2005 (not '06 I believe) model as well. $100 less to top it off.

Thats it I think.
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Old 12-17-06, 11:56 AM   #13
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As far as I can ascertain, Bianchi is not selling the frameset seperately in Canada.
Maybe Bianach is though...check your LBS.
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Old 12-17-06, 12:11 PM   #14
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External BBs are actually pretty cool and are a nice bit of engineering, IMO. Nice looking bike.
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Why do the specs list SRAM cranks? They are clearly Truvativ Ominiums in the picture. Which is correct for the '07?
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Old 12-17-06, 01:28 PM   #17
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Why do the specs list SRAM cranks? They are clearly Truvativ Ominiums in the picture. Which is correct for the '07?
Because they are one in the same.
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Old 12-17-06, 03:34 PM   #18
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SRAM = truvativ. sort of.
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Old 12-17-06, 03:40 PM   #19
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Yes, I see that SRAM bought out Truvativ a couple years ago. Thx.
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Old 12-17-06, 04:52 PM   #20
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the new concept is really, really ugly. Bring back celeste!
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Old 12-17-06, 06:29 PM   #21
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+whatever for the external BB interface. Though it may be ugly as sin to some, it is just a superior way to transfer power to the rear wheel. I sort of hate the truvativ/fsa interpretation though. With no pinch bolt to clamp to the humongous spindle, the non-drive cranks work themselves loose sometimes. While regular checking of the 8mm bolt remedys this, I'm really damn lazy and have chucked a crankarm on two different bikes in the last year.
Shimano has it going on.
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