Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member hosehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    touring + divorce

    So this summer I'm thinking about doing a tour across Colorado, my home state. I'm looking around on the internet for various resources on touring. You know those little ads that pop up based on the content of web pages you're visiting, e.g. the ones that come with Kazaa or whatnot? I'm browsing the net for touring information and they come up with "Divorce support resources". Trying to say something? Not encouraging.

    I am not fazed. Anyone have any experience with the Bianchi Volpe and/or a good divorce lawyer?
    Last edited by hosehead; 04-30-03 at 12:56 AM.

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    upstate New York
    Posts
    1,688
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    BTW, the word is fazed.
    Je vais à vélo, donc je suis!

  3. #3
    Senior Member hosehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yup, thanks
    "Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas."

  4. #4
    Kev
    Kev is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,652
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've heard some good things about the volpe, looks like a nice bike. I don't believe bianchi makes a bad bike. I know a good divorce attorney but he is in california so not sure that will help you.

  5. #5
    Jungle Explorer
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    My Bikes
    2003 Bianchi Volpe, 1995 Gary Fisher Paragon
    Posts
    54
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm picking up my new Volpe this afternoon.

    The 2003 model has a threadless headset; if you're not a fan of these, look for last year's model.

    The gearing on this bike needs a little work; mine came with a 30/42/52 crankset and an 11-32 cassette. I'm planning on swapping the 30-tooth for a 28 and maybe even going to a 12-34 cassette, depending on how much carbon I end up blowing out on the hills.

    But for the money (~$850 at my LBS) you get a cro-mo frame with a good reputation, decent Shimano components (albeit not great), beefy wheels/spokes, and clipless pedals.

    I was amazed that Bianchi sells a red bike with blue handlebar tape, though!

    Can't help with divorce lawyers as I'm still happily married!
    Light, cheap, strong; pick any two.

  6. #6
    Senior Member late's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Southern Maine
    Posts
    8,248
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Braumesiter,
    that is exactly what I did. My small is 28 up front, and a 12-34 Megarange out back. Works well, the lowest gear is not quite low enough for heavy loads up steep grades. But it's low enough for most.
    We are as gods, we might as well get good at it.
    Stewart Brand

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •