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What bike would you compare to a Bianchi Eros?

Old 01-25-17, 01:49 PM
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What bike would you compare to a Bianchi Eros?

Hi all ~

My beautiful 1997 Bianchi Eros was stolen about two weeks ago. She and I had been together close to 10 years, and we'd been on some amazing journeys together.

I'm looking to find a new bike that's comparable to that one.
I used her for
Daily commuting (6-10 miles; I tend to/like to move fairly fast)
Monthly/quarterly touring (20-40 miles each way, with camping gear)
Some longer trips -- 40-80 miles each day, with camping gear, for a few days at a time.

I know some folks might recommend having separate bikes for these things, but part of what I loved about her was that she seemed perfect for all of these things.

If I don't find another Bianchi Eros, what other bikes would you recommend I explore for similar geometry & utility?

Would love some help as I begin this new journey with a new bike friend!

Thanks for any advice you can offer.
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Old 01-25-17, 01:54 PM
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Have a look at a Bianchi Volpe, it's a "do everything" bike like your Eros..
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Old 01-25-17, 02:00 PM
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The Bianchi Volpe is a good all-rounder (not the Volpe Disk which has only two chainrings, the plain Volpe with the triple). I road tested it but I ended up buying the Novara Randonee, but the Volpe was a close second.
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Old 01-27-17, 09:46 PM
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thanks for your help!
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Old 01-28-17, 08:03 AM
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The Bianchi "Eros" & "Strada"? were their cheapest road bikes for quite a few years. Bianchi renamed, reshuffled their hybrids and other bikes 6,7 -ish years ago. Many sell a rim & disc brake touring bike, of the same model. Like the Jamis. There are still steel frame road bikes. They are just more a niche market.
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Old 02-28-17, 04:03 PM
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Bianchi Eros

If you are still looking for a new EROS I have one in almost mint condition - no kidding. Looking to sell. Very few miles on it.
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Old 03-01-17, 07:23 PM
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I took an Eros frame in trade last year and converted to 650b. It has to be one of the nicest steel frames I have ridden.
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