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Old 10-31-05, 01:43 PM   #1
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load limits on Volpe?

I notice on the Bianchi web site http://www.bianchiusa.com/1405.html that the Volpe frame is designed for "comfort and lightweight carrying capacity." Is this a recommendation against riding this bike fully loaded? Does anyone have any experience touring on one they can share? Thanks.
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Old 10-31-05, 05:55 PM   #2
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This year, they switched from Reynolds steel to Bianchi "mystery steel." They used to advertise it more for loaded touring, but the "lightweight carrying capacity" line is now there instead. I do know that on the occasions when I loaded up my 2003, it was more wiggly than my '86 Trek 620.

So maybe it isn't the best option for touring. Maybe bianchi usa would answer an email about it.
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I've emailed Bianchi USA about this and will post their reply. In the meantime, any other Volpe experiences are greatly appreciated.
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i emailed bianchi usa about this very question 3 times, no response
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still waiting to hear from Bianchi, two emails later. Surly Cross Check is looking better and better each day ...
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