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Major drooooool while at my LBS today...

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Old 01-11-06, 01:55 PM
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Major drooooool while at my LBS today...

While picking up my new NIKE heart rate monitor before work today, the delivery guy stopped by my LBS. So I get all the stuff I need with the watch/monitor and say to the owner (and my personal coach) "Cool."

"Cool?" he says...."No, I'll show you cool. Come here."

He takes me toward the back of the shop to a couple of Bianchi boxes.
He slits one open and lifts out a new white-carbon Bianchi Luna.

Drool immediately starts forming, and as he hands it to me and I see the constuction...the shape....the color...the fact that it weighs about as much as the work I-D card handing around my neck...the drool now starts flowing openly to the floor.

OMG that is one awesome frame.
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Pictures???????????????????????
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That's how I felt when my LBS showed me the new DeRosa Avant a few weeks ago. The difference for me was I'm actually looking to buy a new CF frame and it would fit in my budget. Not sure if I want to spend the extra $$$ though as I wanted some leftover money for part/wheel/accessory upgrades.

Its a lot more bike than I need, but when did that matter?
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Originally Posted by Chicocreole
Pictures???????????????????????
Didn't have my digital camera with me....must be on the Bianchi site somewhere though...
Picture will not do this justice though....just to see it...hold it....the lightness of it...the sexiness of it...the...oh, you get the idea...
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Get out and ride Hip. It is going to be 44 tomorrow. I was out for a quick 15 with hills today 36-40. It helps with memory of how much you love the bike you have.


I know, I know the OPC in you wants the Luna.
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Mild hijack.

Assume you have an excellent road bike made out material X. What would the rationalization be for getting another excellent road bike made out of material Y?

Why would you pick one bike one day and the other on another day?

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THANK YOU fmw!
There she is....wow....picture is nice, but again, seeing IS believing.
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Originally Posted by SpongeDad
Mild hijack.

Assume you have an excellent road bike made out material X. What would the rationalization be for getting another excellent road bike made out of material Y?

Why would you pick one bike one day and the other on another day?

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It's like sex. You don't want to be stuck with one position all the time. Variety is nice.
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A friend of mine has a 05 Luna... it is one SWEET bike. Although he built his up with Dura-Ace components (blah). I'd still take it though
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Here we go. It is kind of cool.
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Originally Posted by CPcyclist
Get out and ride Hip. It is going to be 44 tomorrow. I was out for a quick 15 with hills today 36-40. It helps with memory of how much you love the bike you have.


I know, I know the OPC in you wants the Luna.
Very true^

But don't get me wrong...I LOVE the Klein.
Remember, it's just like women:

It's OK to look at the menu as long as you eat at home.

As for riding Thursday...If the forecast holds up it should be warm and dry enough for me to take the Klein out tomorrow for a 26-mile spin!
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Dare I ask - how much does one of these go for?
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Dare I ask - how much does one of these go for?
About $5500 with chorus, I think. More with Record.
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I drooled over a Norco A-Line today! but thats not a road bike...
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Its kind of like when I had the oppurtunity to pick up an orbea orca. It was so damn like I felt like it was less than a pad of paper. Then you think to yourself..."How the heck do you ride these?" BUt somehow it works. And ya gotta love it
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I'd be afraid to get it dirty... it's too white!
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Hip, remember it's Carbon Fiber and probably will
self destruct and fail catastrophically if you ride over
road imperfections, or something like that. . .

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Hard to tell, but the Luna is carbon right? Sweet mutha [insert bad word here] though!
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I've seen that thing on the road. I'm actually considering joining a team (sponsored by Bianchi) next year just so I can afford one of those. Sure I'm nowhere near good enough, but hey the check will cash at the bike shop.
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Hard to tell, but the Luna is carbon right? Sweet mutha [insert bad word here] though!

I believe it is a (Black) Carbon fiber 928 frame with an extra wrap of "white" Carbon Fiber. "White" carbon is so sexy but is real more show the go. That said I am working to get "white" carbon for my titanium Lemond, have seat post, bars, and hopping for stem soon.
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I have a Bianchi Carbon XL, think it's the precursor to this bike as it looks very similar. Sure I don't warrant a bike like that, but it rides like a dream....

You'd spend all your time cleaning this bike though....
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Hmm, I've seen a few L'unas around and for some reason the image of a powder blue leisure suit and white Gucci loafers popped into my mind.....
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my lbs has had one hanging on the wall for about a year. i haven't test-rode it, because it's too small for me. but, as nice as the bike is, i don't understand why it's such a fetish to some people.

not saying i'd turn one down were it given to me.

and yes, "white" or "silver" carbon is just regular carbon fiber with a cosmetic overlay of coloured glassfibre on top of the structural layers. doesn't make it any less pretty.
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
While picking up my new NIKE heart rate monitor before work today, the delivery guy stopped by my LBS. So I get all the stuff I need with the watch/monitor and say to the owner (and my personal coach) "Cool."

"Cool?" he says...."No, I'll show you cool. Come here."

He takes me toward the back of the shop to a couple of Bianchi boxes.
He slits one open and lifts out a new white-carbon Bianchi Luna.

Drool immediately starts forming, and as he hands it to me and I see the constuction...the shape....the color...the fact that it weighs about as much as the work I-D card handing around my neck...the drool now starts flowing openly to the floor.

OMG that is one awesome frame.
I'm drooling just thinking about it
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