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    Senior Member pamaguahiker's Avatar
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    My final built up ride, Bianchi

    Thanks to the advice on and off forums. I managed to use bits and pieces of all the advice i received and this is the finalized project...but is it ever final? i know i will have some bugs to work out but so far all the pre-rides and test rides have been wonderful. I think that is because i found out some items that work and others that DIDN'T before i finished.
    thanks to all,
    Walter


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    Senior Member Chris Pringle's Avatar
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    Really cool! Neat water bottle cages! What type of stem are you using?

    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Pringle View Post
    What type of stem are you using?
    An ugly one?

    No offense, i like everything else about the bike, but that stem is atrocious!

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    That stem...

    The rest of the bike is lovely!
    Compromise breeds adventure.

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    Senior Member pamaguahiker's Avatar
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    Thank you,
    haha...FrankenStem. The ancient Softride Flexstem. That's the Aheadset aluminum version. Far more reliable than the Cro-mo ones...which broke O~;
    But it is very comfortable and takes out some road vibrations. The cages are awesome. They are leather with a strap. I sell them at my outfitters and have sold a bunch when people start seeing them. The leather strap has a buckle and it can expand and fit some good size non-cycling related water bottles. They look great too.

    But thanks again guys.

    Walter

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    Please post another picture

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    Senior Member pamaguahiker's Avatar
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    i wonder why it stopped showing up for awhile


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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    Walter just how in the world did I miss this? Great looking Bianchi, is that a late '90s cross frame? Any more pics coming? more details?

    just where (in Clarion County right?) in your Outfitter? Do you mail order? one of those would be simply smashing on the Hetchins.
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    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe SOLD, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Awesome bike, love the leather pieces. That stem is a bit of a loud color though.

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    Senior Member pamaguahiker's Avatar
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    Thank you SpasticSprocket! And BianchiGirll, I am living in Jefferson County, Pa. You were very close. And yea, i do have mail order at my Outfitters also. If you want something for your Hetchins, just ask. That is indeed a late 90s Cyclocross frameset. One of the last cro-mo lugged, Italian made framesets. I love it. I actually picked it up as a complete cross bike at the Trexlertown Velodrome years ago for $300. It was a steal!! It set up perfectly for a tourer/rando type as pictured. I will get some more pics, close ups soon. It is set up,
    58 cm Bianchi Deda tubes, the one with the S curved stays.
    The stem....Allsop Softride Flexstem, aheadset type but i use a quill adapter. only had the gold color...i wish there were a more subtle color.
    Nitto Rando bars
    Diacompe brake levers,
    LX cantis
    VeloOrange crankset, triple 48-36-28 crankset
    VeloOrange bottom bracket - threadless type.
    Those lovely leather bit waterbottle cage...
    Naubaum cloth tape, with an Aztec shock system under the tape.
    Shim bar end shifters, 8 speed.
    XT rear...can't remember what kind of front.
    LX rear hub, CODA front sealed hub. Maxxis tires....

    I have to get some photos...So far, It rides very pleasantly and i have been riding it fully loaded to get the experience and to give it a full try out. Work out the bugs, etc. I must have done a fine job as i haven't had much tweaking to do so far. But i want to make sure i get it all worked out.

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