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    I decided to post some pics up of my 2006 Volpe up, for the reason of it having a funky new seat that you may, or more than likely, may not like.

    Reminds me of a bad car interior from the 80's.

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    Congratulations on your new ride. Personally, I like the seat. My Volpe has served me well for several years. The only change I made was to replace the tires with others more suitable for hard surface touring.
    Other forms of transportation grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. - Iris Murdoch

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    I like the green wall

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    Nice bike, I'm thinking of getting one myself. Two questions, does the bike have eyelets for both fender and rack on the rear dropout? Is the low rider mounts on the fork? THanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by FraAngelico
    Nice bike, I'm thinking of getting one myself. Two questions, does the bike have eyelets for both fender and rack on the rear dropout? Is the low rider mounts on the fork? THanks
    There is an eyelet on each side of the dropout, for the rack I think. There is a mount on the frame just above the rear tire for a fender. The front has this as well on the fork.

    And yes, there are lowrider mounts on the fork.

    I am no bike guru, so I hope that made sense.

    By the way, can anyone tell me what the "rear fork" is called on the frame? You know, the two tubes going down to the dropouts. Or is that whole thing considered the dropout?

    Thanks.

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    Seat stay, chain stay, dropout or axle plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdos
    I decided to post some pics up of my 2006 Volpe up, for the reason of it having a funky new seat that you may, or more than likely, may not like.

    Reminds me of a bad car interior from the 80's.
    It seems like they're all going green like the Surly Long Haul Trucker. First the Trek 520, now the Volpe.

    I like the Green but the red lettering is what really strikes out.

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    Is the bike on your bed? it must be brand new... : ) beautiful

    It looks a bit more grey, but whats with everyone copying Surlys pea-soup green? Is it really such an amazing color?

    roll on
    ~Stv

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    Yes it was on my bed.

    And I don't think that they intended to copy Surly's green. Bianchi claims it as being Celeste Green, which is a color they have used on their bikes for many many years.

    The camera I used to take the picture has an extra bright flash. The actual color of the bike differs a bit.

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    Yeah the color's weird... it looks grey in most light. I think Bianchi is calling it "gang green". I sorta liked when Bianchi didn't have a sense of humor. I just picked up my new Volpe this afternoon - I took a quick nighttime hill climb and I think I'm falling in love. I can't wait to get it on a fire road.

    I immediately ditched the saddle (too "West Hollywood" for my tastes... nothing personal against West Hollywood) and opted for a staid, conservative, trustworthy Brooks Pro. The suspension post should ease the break-in somewhat.

    Does anyone know the story behind the "100% Chick Designed" sticker on the bottom/back of the seat tube? It's a beautifully designed frame, and if it was designed by a woman, it's just makes Bianchi that much cooler.

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