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Got my Bianchi!

Old 06-14-06, 08:50 AM
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Got my Bianchi!

Yesterday I picked up my Bianchi Giro in a 53cm. Took it out for a ride last night and the difference between it and my Felt was night and day! Much more comfortable. I had a Thompson seat post installed as well. It also looks like it is an Italian made frame. It is stamped "made in Italy" on the front of the fork so thats a nice plus! The carbon stays really make a difference as well.

For all those who were tired of my posts regarding fit, you can now simmer down..there shall be no more....
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Old 06-14-06, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Miller2
... It is stamped "made in Italy" on the front of the fork so thats a nice plus!
a friend of mine bought a cannondale roadwarrior 800 over a couple of other similar bikes because of the "Handmade in the USA" logo on the seat stay. By far, the largest made in indentifier i've ever seen (or at least noticed).

Hope you enjoy your bike... should we be expecting pictures anytime soon?
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Old 06-14-06, 09:49 AM
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Awesome. We definetely need some pics.......
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Old 06-14-06, 10:02 AM
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Congratulations. Poor fit takes the fun out of riding.

Bianchis are nice looking bikes.
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Old 06-14-06, 10:09 AM
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I'll snap a few pics tonight.
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Old 06-14-06, 02:56 PM
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My wife has a Giro she bought a couple of months ago. She has been really happy with it. It really seems to be well-made, the welds look good, paint is really nice, she has had zero problems with it. I have a Bianchi also, and I have a Thomson seatpost on it. My friends tell me the Italian gods will strike me dead for putting non-Italian stuff on it, but I am taking my chances. You can't beat Thomson. Enjoy you new bike!
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Old 06-14-06, 03:22 PM
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yeah. post some before/after pics. we wanna see what the diff.
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Old 06-14-06, 05:42 PM
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Yay! I was considering going for the Giro before I got my Bianchi Veloce. They're both awesome rides. Post us those pics!
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Old 06-14-06, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by BeeTL
I'll say it...

This thread is useless without pics!
AGREED!
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Pics as requested. Yes I know the saddle is high but it is comfortable so it's all good!!
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Old 06-14-06, 07:50 PM
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Have fun and enjoy!
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Old 06-14-06, 07:59 PM
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Bellisimo! love the color schemes...... but then again.... I'm a sucker for Italian bikes
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Congrats on becoming a Bianchinista. Hope you have miles of riding pleasure on it.
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Old 06-14-06, 08:31 PM
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Welcome to the club. Errr... "Club" I mean.
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Old 06-14-06, 10:49 PM
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Beautiful! Now flip the stem
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Old 06-15-06, 01:07 AM
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no offense meant to you, its a beautiful bike. But, its always puzzled me why people get Bianchi's in a color other than celeste', it just dosent seem right.
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Old 06-15-06, 04:40 AM
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Wow that looks like a lot of drop. How is your numb hand issue?
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
Wow that looks like a lot of drop. How is your numb hand issue?
Actually the drop is no more than what I had on my Felt. The numb hand issue is basically gone.
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Old 06-15-06, 05:24 AM
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Flip it.


JOKING!!!!!!!!
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Nice bike.Glad you're happy with it.
By the way what Felt is it,and how much you want?
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Old 07-30-06, 06:45 AM
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I also don't understand why you didn't get the giro in celeste green, or settle for a veloce. anyways, good riding, and btw, i have a bianchi veloce. lol
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