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my winter project is done! pics

Old 01-19-07, 01:01 PM
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my winter project is done! pics

2002 Bianchi XL EV-2 frame that I've been building up to use as a crit bike....basically a spare parts bike from parts I've swapped off my XL boron...

I haven't gotten the chance to ride it yet...maybe later today...











the stable....(yes I know the XL Boron doesn't have a cassette right now....waiting on my Miche 11-28 from reparto corse)




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I like the build. Are those open pro rims? I run a set of 32h OP on my track bike, and I have been quite pleased. Do people typically have a second bike for crit’s due to the higher likelihood of crashing?

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P.S. Is that top tube a little bent? (I am kidding; I recall an earlier thread in which you discussed the bend).
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Originally Posted by xJAHx
I like the build. Are those open pro rims? I run a set of 32h OP on my track bike, and I have been quite pleased. Do people typically have a second bike for crit’s due to the higher likelihood of crashing?

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P.S. Is that top tube a little bent? (I am kidding; I recall an earlier thread in which you discussed the bend).
yeah...the rims are OP/Centaur...they're my training wheels...I'm trying to find a set of Cane Creek Aros or Reynolds Stratus to use as race wheels then I'll sell the Velocity Spartacus set on the XL Boron...

and I don't know if most people have a second bike for crits...but it is the reason I do...I couldn't handle crashing the XL Boron...i love that frame...
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One of the great Bianchi color combinations. Great job. Is there something weird with the frame behind the head tube? Maybe it's the photo.
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Originally Posted by jimbud
One of the great Bianchi color combinations. Great job. Is there something weird with the frame behind the head tube? Maybe it's the photo.
lol....everyone notices that....

so i'll include the explanation in this thread now too....

yes...it is slightly bent...a little bit of a dent right by the cable stop on the top tube...it's not creased or cracked and it's actually in the area where the frame is butted...been checked over by my LBS's mechanic (very trustworthy guy I ride with on a regular basis)...everything's fine with it...

the top tube is the only one affected...noone can quite figue out how it happened...
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Regardless, It looks great!
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Looks good. How long is the stem?
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Nice Bikes!
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Great looking bike!
I like the classic Bianchi green lettering with the yellow thrown in for "bling".
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are both frames the same size? one stem looks noticably longer than the other one...
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Schweet rides. Very well done.
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Originally Posted by oilman_15106
Looks good. How long is the stem?
stem is 130mm frame is a 58cm...the XL boron is a 60cm...hence the longer stem for this build...
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OMG, bent toptube WTFBBQ.

Hehe, it's fire, in case you haven't figured out.
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Originally Posted by cslone
OMG, bent toptube WTFBBQ.

Hehe, it's fire, in case you haven't figured out.
oh yeah....i know...I think you told me on OT a while ago
that and you're the only one I know who has that many Fujis
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Nice matching set!
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Nice matching set!
thanks it was completely unintentional...I went looking for a cheap frame for a spare-parts build, (not even necessarily a bianchi) and came across this...funny how things work out...
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