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Bianchi Volpe Glamor Shots! The original "master of none" bike

Old 02-21-24, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
I love my Sizzling Peach '86 but I'd love to find one of those torquoise '87s

While she's been heavily updated, and I think made much better, my '89 SIzzling Peach is a fabulous early season bike for a nice comfortable ride. SHe could use a new saddle though. The OEM crank was only double (although drilled for a triple) but I think a triple makes more sense on these great bikes. THe origina RD was sort of a mid cage Suntour but this long cage Mirage really allows for some wide gearing options.

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Aren't those Mirages sweet shifting? I tried several derailleurs on my 9-speed triple Ti Cycles then one day needed another and pulled out a Mirage I'd picked up in one of Portland's coops. That thing isn't coming off until I have to give it a burial.
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Old 02-21-24, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by guy1138
Let's be honest, who here turns away *any* bicycle?

Depends on what you consider a 'bicycle'. Mwahaha



(Yea I know it's a 3 year old post)
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Old 02-23-24, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
Aren't those Mirages sweet shifting? I tried several derailleurs on my 9-speed triple Ti Cycles then one day needed another and pulled out a Mirage I'd picked up in one of Portland's coops. That thing isn't coming off until I have to give it a burial.
As they say in Bahston it's "wicked pisser" and "shifts like buttah"! Yes it's really smooth even with the ancient Suntour BarCons. As I'm running a shipmano cassette I've often thought about trying some index barends but I just don't want all the hassle of unwrapping the bars for an experiement.

thefringthing sadly yes I believe they, stupidly, tightened tightened up the geomentry, maybe to share the frame with another bike, and likley ruined a good "all arounder" My '86 has room for regular fenders like these Celeste ones (which are for sale) but currently running these cool Woody's "Variation on a Surfer Theme" fenders.


Woody's "Fair Weather" fenders LOL


These were originally purchased for my sparklie hunter green with lavish gold accents Hetchins but after a fiscal incident ended up here.
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