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Old 05-29-17, 03:29 PM
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This one??!!

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Old 05-29-17, 09:28 PM
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Mine is red. I like it red. It's really their entry road bike from 88, but I love how it rides, and it looks good.
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Old 05-29-17, 09:50 PM
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I like mine.
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Old 05-30-17, 06:46 AM
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Sound expensive to me-Italian, or fo-Italian?
Fo-Italian? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bianchi_(company)
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Old 05-30-17, 07:24 AM
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Sad that the company that developed the modern "Safety bike", double triangle with equal sized pneumatic tires, is forgotten.
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Old 05-30-17, 07:51 AM
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Bianchis look really nice but the problem I have with them is that in Celeste, they all look pretty similar across the entire price range. Or is there something wrong with my eyes?
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Old 05-30-17, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by rgconner View Post
Sad that the company that developed the modern "Safety bike", double triangle with equal sized pneumatic tires, is forgotten.
Especially when you consider that they continue to make fine bicycles.
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Old 06-05-17, 05:48 AM
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Unlike a lot of bikes, especially modern ones, Bianchi's got style. Others I'd put in that category would be the likes of Colnago, Masi, and LOOK. It's analogous to comparing Ferrari & Lamborghini to Ford & Chevy: objectively, they've both got the same basic bits; but subjectively - and that's where it matters for most of us - there's an obvious, glaring difference.

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Old 06-05-17, 06:04 AM
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Id like to have a vintage lugged steel Celeste Bianchi with Campy on it, but in todays world I'd say they aren't any better, or worse than any other reputable brand.

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Old 06-05-17, 06:28 AM
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Here's an analogy:

Yesterday, I was at the local car show "Concours d' Elegance". The owners sat on their lawn chairs as visitors walked by. Motorcycles too.

One similarity among the owners: they're mostly old guys, collectors who really love their cars, motorcycles. In maybe 15 years, their kids or a museum will end up with their collection. That means there will be more supply than demand as the millennials don't really want their grandparent's cars.

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Old 06-05-17, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
Here's an analogy:

Yesterday, I was at the local car show "Concours d' Elegance". The owners sat on their lawn chairs as visitors walked by. Motorcycles too.

One similarity among the owners: they're mostly old guys, collectors who really love their cars, motorcycles. In maybe 15 years, their kids or a museum will end up with their collection. That means there will be more supply than demand as the millennials don't really want their grandparent's cars.

https://crankpunkoriginal.com/2012/1...odern-machine/
When I bought my Ridley in 2015 I explained it this way to a Vette fan. My old Team Fuji was like a 69 L88 Vette...Built to race. My Ridley was like A new Vette Z06..Better in every way, but I like the looks of the old one better.
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Old 06-10-17, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
They're metal (or crabon) mechanical devices; they don't have opinions.

Saddles judge you, though.
Here I was looking for brand info, honest about my ignorance and found an older but still sharp lesson. School is in session, English is first on the agenda.

The Professional Associaton of English Majors would be proud.
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Old 06-12-17, 06:58 AM
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Difficult decision between orbea an bianchi

I live in the Dominican Republic, for a woman is kind of hard to make this kind of decisions, I've tryed the bianchi intenso and loved it, whith shimano 105 11 gears, so I tryied to look for one in the states and import it. Got the store and they are asking for 1800 for the intenso or 3100 for the infinito cv.

Here I have a store which represents orbea, they let me drive the two models they own Orca, and Avant. And for the orca or avant with 105, they are asking for 1800, tryed both and prefer the orca, faster, nicer, I dont really know if I like it as much as the intenso, but like it, and dont have to import the bike. For orca with ultegra, they charge 2500, and i have the choice for disc brakes.

Question is: are both as good bikes?, is the orbea a better decision? or should I stay with the intenso and import it.

some people are telling me to buy the bike and after a while change to Di2. that will be like a thousand more dollars. so in that case I should probably go with the cheapest 1800/shimano 105 either bike choice.

Advice please. my top is probably 2500.
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Old 02-04-18, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
Simple question, just curious what your thoughts are on Bianchi as far as the brand itself and quality of the bikes?
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Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
I own a Bianchi and I really like it, but not because of its color. (For the record, I like celeste, but my Bianchi doesn't have a speck of celeste anywhere on it.)

I like my Bianchi because of the way it rides, but I could probably say the same for at least a few other bikes from BMC, Cannondale, Cervelo, Felt, Giant, Jamis, Orbea, Trek, etc.
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Old 02-04-18, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
Thanks for this. As a specialized owner, I was trying to figure out where these slotted in/compared against Roubaixs and Tarmacs. So what is it that causes the huge price jump from an Intenso Ultegra to an Infinito CV Ultegra? The Infinitos are likely out of my price range (not buying yet, but hopefully another year on the hybrid and I'll be shopping in the $2k-$3k bracket), but if the geometry is the same/frames are similar, I'm wondering what the big price difference is for from one Ultegra bike to another Ultegra bike.

The Intenso Ultegra looks like a fantastic value at $2500, and even has a threaded bottom bracket.
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Old 02-04-18, 08:08 PM
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Here I was looking for brand info, honest about my ignorance and found an older but still sharp lesson. School is in session, English is first on the agenda.

The Professional Associaton of English Majors would be proud.
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Old 02-12-18, 05:54 AM
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Bought the Bianchi and love it!

Originally Posted by La Panamena View Post
I live in the Dominican Republic, for a woman is kind of hard to make this kind of decisions, I've tryed the bianchi intenso and loved it, whith shimano 105 11 gears, so I tryied to look for one in the states and import it. Got the store and they are asking for 1800 for the intenso or 3100 for the infinito cv.

Here I have a store which represents orbea, they let me drive the two models they own Orca, and Avant. And for the orca or avant with 105, they are asking for 1800, tryed both and prefer the orca, faster, nicer, I dont really know if I like it as much as the intenso, but like it, and dont have to import the bike. For orca with ultegra, they charge 2500, and i have the choice for disc brakes.

Question is: are both as good bikes?, is the orbea a better decision? or should I stay with the intenso and import it.

some people are telling me to buy the bike and after a while change to Di2. that will be like a thousand more dollars. so in that case I should probably go with the cheapest 1800/shimano 105 either bike choice.

Advice please. my top is probably 2500.

Final I got the Bianchi. Love it.
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Old 02-12-18, 05:56 AM
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Update.

Got my "celeste" Bike. My intenso is beautiful, got a fitting and very happy with it.
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Old 02-12-18, 02:10 PM
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Update.

Got my "celeste" Bike. My intenso is beautiful, got a fitting and very happy with it.
Awesome!
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Old 02-13-18, 05:17 AM
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I have a Bianchi Via Nirone 7, in Celeste.


I LOVE it.....glorious bike to ride. Gorgeous to look at. What more is there?
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Old 02-26-18, 10:30 PM
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Iíve had my Axis 'cross bike since 2000 and love it. Itís in the very un-Bianchi blue color, Iíve grown used to the color but I keep thinking if it ever got a big scratch on the frame itís off to the painter.
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Old 02-27-18, 04:51 AM
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I have a Bianchi Via Nirone....and I love it!!!!


Even the colour.....
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Old 02-27-18, 11:11 PM
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I have a Bianchi BoronXL, its a nice bike.
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Old 02-28-18, 06:49 AM
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