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Old 08-27-04, 02:34 PM
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I'm a traitor, I just picked up a CX bike!

I just stopped by the shop where I help out. I walked in and saw her. A Bianchi Axis.

Dang, she was the right size too!

I couldn't leave her there with all those "Road" bikes.

Hopefully I can take her for a spin tonight.












I know, I know, but my digital camera took a dump!

I'll get pics soon!
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Old 08-27-04, 02:36 PM
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That's a funky color.
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Old 08-27-04, 02:40 PM
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Old 08-27-04, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by notfred
That's a funky color.

It's Bianchi's signature color. Specifically made (and patented) for them. It's called Celeste Green.

You either love it or hate it. I LOVE it!

I don't think you should own a Bianchi that ISN't Celeste Green.

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Old 08-27-04, 02:50 PM
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Don't say it like you're guilty of something! Cyclocross is effin' sweet, and likewise that bike is effin' sweet. There's always room for another set of wheels in the stable...
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Old 08-27-04, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
It's Bianchi's signature color. Specifically made (and patented) for them. It's called Celeste Green.

You either love it or hate it. I LOVE it!

I don't think you should own a Bianchi that ISN't Celeste Green.

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It's still a nice bike, just a weird color.
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Old 08-27-04, 03:00 PM
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Yep you are guilty. You gave into her without even introducing yourself ...

Congrats. Sounds like you have some fun riding ahead of you. I, if I didn't buy the djer, was considering one myself.
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Old 08-27-04, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
Don't say it like you're guilty of something! Cyclocross is effin' sweet, and likewise that bike is effin' sweet. There's always room for another set of wheels in the stable...
I just feel like I'm 'crossing over'! ha, ha, I crack myself up!

I'm not abandoning the Mtn bike.



Stable:

1 full squish mtn bike
1 hardtail
1 hardtail SS
1 full squish frame, needing to be sent in for warranty
1 hardtail frame waiting for build
1 BMX 24" Cruiser
1 Old Schwinn Tandemn
1 road bike
1 road bike frame (possible fixie build)
and now
1 CX bike!

L8R

The only thing I'm guilty of is having too many damn bikes and not enough time to ride.
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It is still bicycling it"s all good.
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Old 08-27-04, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by james Haury
It is still bicycling it"s all good.

Amen Brutha!
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Old 08-27-04, 03:06 PM
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What you really need in there now is a fixed gear. Come on, you know you want it.
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Old 08-27-04, 03:10 PM
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That's what the "1 road bike frame (possible fixie build) is in there.

It's the first road bike frame I owned and I still have it. I think it's about an '84 or '85 Cilo. Steel frame with horiz. drop-outs. It's red and white and came with 105 components. It's been sitting in my garage forever. I'm thinking a SS to start and then transition to fixie.

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Old 08-27-04, 04:15 PM
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I'm about to buy the same bike. Wish I could get a Giro Helm' to match the colour.
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Congrats!

I saw your post in the CX forum, and thought 'Damn, how great to see a bike you like and just take it home on the spot!'

Very cool color scheme, BTW...I have always been a fan of Bianchi's Celeste green. Definately a classic.

Think you'll hit any dirt with that bad boy? Or is it all sand in Sarasota?
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Old 08-28-04, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by geoduck
Congrats!

I saw your post in the CX forum, and thought 'Damn, how great to see a bike you like and just take it home on the spot!'

Very cool color scheme, BTW...I have always been a fan of Bianchi's Celeste green. Definately a classic.

Think you'll hit any dirt with that bad boy? Or is it all sand in Sarasota?


Mostly sand, but we do have some dirt. Albeit, it includes a lot of palmetto scrub and oak tree roots.

Yeah, I'll get her dirty!

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I just picked one up myself last weekend. I was looking at new, but was fortunate enough to find this one in town really cheap. I figured if a really like it I'll upgrade. i saw the Bianchi Axis at the LBS the other day. Very nice! I will consider it if the time comes to go new.

Here it is. 2000 Kona Jake the Snake. I have 46cm wide bars, longer/higher degree stem and salsa top mount brake levers on the way to get it a little bit closer to an MTB feel.

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Old 08-30-04, 09:31 AM
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Nice!

I finally got around to taking Beatrice (her name) out for a spin. Although it was only on pavement around the neighborhood. It was dark already and wasn't brave enough to venture off-road.

VERY Schweeet is all I can say.

Going for a ride tonight on her.

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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
Going for a ride tonight on her.
You do that man


Sweet bike.
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Originally Posted by dpdsurf
I just picked one up myself last weekend. I was looking at new, but was fortunate enough to find this one in town really cheap.

Here it is. 2000 Kona Jake the Snake. I have 46cm wide bars, longer/higher degree stem and salsa top mount brake levers on the way to get it a little bit closer to an MTB feel.
Nice bike!
I'm looking @ getting one (same model/year - 55cm) and was wondering what did you pay for yours?
How do you like it?
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Man cannot live on one bike alone! I live in a dorm and I've got 2 bikes with me...haha...and I'm looking at touring bikes now.
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Hey, now you gotta do a durability test on it: Hit up some downhill runs! It should do well on the skinnies...
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I saw a guy on a cyclocross bike last week. I was sitting on a log taking a break before bombing down this shallow but long and swoopy hill (its alot of fun, and FAST). So as I was sitting there he passed me and went down the hill. I waited a moment and hopped on my bike and flew down it as fast as I could. I never caught up to him, nevermind even SAW him again.

So anyways...now I want one
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How much did she set you back? That's a hella sweet bike and I almost kinda sorta wish I'd bought one instead of my MTB.. but then again, I dunno.

and no, we don't think you're a traitor. there's nothing wrong with owning a CX bike!

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Whats the diff between a CX and a Road. I can see something different but I can't put my finger on it.

I suppose their frames are pretty strong.
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The tires have more of a tread, tougher wheelset, beefier parts would be my guess.
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