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Old 05-09-02, 09:52 AM   #1
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Tour with an '01 Bianchi Volpe?

I like the Bianchi Volpe (test rode the '01 model.) My question: anyone here actually use this bike for touring and can provide some feedback?

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Old 05-09-02, 11:16 AM   #2
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From what I have read the Volpe makes an excellent touring bike. Go to sheldonbrown.com and read what sheldon has to say about the Volpe. I came very close to buying one about a year ago. I think it was a 2000 model, just my size, in a dark green that no one seemed to want. My LBS was making an offer I could hardly refuse. Unfortunately someone else snapped it up in about a week. Too bad. In another week I think I could have had my wife talked into it. Her argument was that I had just bought a new bike a few months earlier. Yeah, like THAT has anything with NEEDING another one.
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Thanks for the input. Just curious, what was the LBS offer on the 2000? I'm trying to figure out what kind of bargaining power I'll have for the 2001.
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