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Pics of my new bike

Old 08-27-06, 11:11 AM
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Pics of my new bike

As requested, and as a "thank you all" for your help on my decision on my first real road bike here are som pics. I think she's a beauty! And she also rides really well...


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Congratulations chubakabra - very nice Bianchi, great choice. Enjoy!
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Very, very nice. That celeste color is really eye catching.
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I have always loved Bianchi bikes, especially the Celeste ones.

Congrats and enjoy the ride!
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I always wanted a celeste Bianchi. Nice choice.
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Dude. Nice bike; the Via Nirone if I'm not mistaken? I've never actually seen one, being limited to the US market Taiwan Bianchis, but that looks great. Have fun with it.
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Sweeeeeet!!!!!
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Originally Posted by the beef
Dude. Nice bike; the Via Nirone if I'm not mistaken?
Yes it's the Via Nirone 7 Alu Carbon frame.

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Sweet, nice bike. That'll bring joy for years to come.
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Congratulations on your new bike. Enjoy it.
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Ooo, that's a slick bike...
You'll definitely get a few compliments while on the road.
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Very nice. It looks like it's movng really fast even while leaning up against a wall!
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Nice bike...good to see your handlebars aren't above your seat.
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Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
Nice bike...good to see your handlebars aren't above your seat.
Heh...that's actually something that have concerned me a little bit. Looking at the bike it seems like my seat are very high doesn't it? And the guy who helped me at my lbs said this size (57 cm, I'm 180 cm btw) should do it. And it feels very comfortable. But beeing a newbie and all that I'm still concerned that I could have gotten the wrong size.

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jeez...that is a beautiful piece of machinery...

congrats!
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Very nice bike. Boy, there are alot of Bianchi's in the Bike Forums.
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Very nice. But what's with the wired speed sensor?
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Congrats man, hope you enjoy it for some time to come.
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Very nice. But what's with the wired speed sensor?

After nice shoes, a good helmet etc my budget was allready blown to peices... maybe next year I will get a wireless one, but this one really does an ok job for now.
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that green is sweet looking. later.
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Originally Posted by chubakabra
Heh...that's actually something that have concerned me a little bit. Looking at the bike it seems like my seat are very high doesn't it? And the guy who helped me at my lbs said this size (57 cm, I'm 180 cm btw) should do it. And it feels very comfortable. But beeing a newbie and all that I'm still concerned that I could have gotten the wrong size.

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Quite honestly, I have no clue how tall 180 cm is. But...that seatpost does look a bit high....just looking at that pic, you probably could've gone up a size rather easily.

*Edit* Ok, 6'2" tall? I don't know how Bianchis are sized, but you probably would've wanted something a hair bigger.

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What a beautiful bike! How does she ride?

Welcome to the Celeste Army!
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Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
Quite honestly, I have no clue how tall 180 cm is. But...that seatpost does look a bit high....just looking at that pic, you probably could've gone up a size rather easily.

*Edit* Ok, 6'2" tall? I don't know how Bianchis are sized, but you probably would've wanted something a hair bigger.
180 cm is more like 5'11"-6'00"

That size should work well for you.

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What Year is it? and name of the model and how much did u buy it for? it's pretty nice
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