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What road bike do you have?

Old 01-21-08, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by bdcheung
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You need to cut that steerer tube down a little bit. Otherwise that is a nice bicycle.
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Old 01-21-08, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by bdcheung
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Gulp, that is fantastic!!
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gimminy gillekers batman, this thread has > 1,000,000 views!!! we're so vain.
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bdcheung's CAAD9=ridiculous (in a good way)
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Originally Posted by lechat
^^ nice bike, love that celeste green. how long is that stem?
seems happy any way.
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Swap the stem with the spacers and flip it?
The stem is what came with the bike, Specs state "DA-32 CF 3D forged alu/carbon". And yes the stem is flipped and swapped with the spacers.
This was done by the LBS during the Bike fitting that was included. The intent is that the stem will be switched back to its intended position once I get some time on the bike and get some flexability back. I've been off road bikes for over a year and chest surgery last june kept me off bikes for a few months. Other than flipping the stem and adding some spacers to one shoe the bike fit was perfect.
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Originally Posted by dpr
Nice bike. How does it ride, especially climbing / sprinting?
I found it light and resposive. Its stable but responds instantly to any input. For a heavy bike (20.5 lbs) it accelerates easily and smoothly. It feels very light to me while I'm riding it.

It handles the hills I've taken it on nicely so far. I don't feel that the bike is holding me back at all while climbing or sprinting. I'm the limiting factor there. I haven't tried it on anything steeper than 7% yet. And some of the rides I'm planning on do have some short (1/2 mile) grades that are 14%.

In my opinion the 1885 shows it's racing roots. No regrets in buying a Bianchi. I'm looking forward to putting lots of miles on it this year.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung
2007 CAAD9:

What kind of computer is that? Any closer shots of it? I personally don't find Cannondales to be attractive bikes, but this one with the combo of wheels and parts looks rather nice.
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Originally Posted by dgasmd
What kind of computer is that? Any closer shots of it?
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Old 01-21-08, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by pwyll99
I found it light and resposive. Its stable but responds instantly to any input. For a heavy bike (20.5 lbs) it accelerates easily and smoothly. It feels very light to me while I'm riding it.

It handles the hills I've taken it on nicely so far. I don't feel that the bike is holding me back at all while climbing or sprinting. I'm the limiting factor there. I haven't tried it on anything steeper than 7% yet. And some of the rides I'm planning on do have some short (1/2 mile) grades that are 14%.

In my opinion the 1885 shows it's racing roots. No regrets in buying a Bianchi. I'm looking forward to putting lots of miles on it this year.
Thank you for your reply. Insightful.
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Originally Posted by clichty
You need to cut that steerer tube down a little bit. Otherwise that is a nice bicycle.
Yeah, I cut it right after the pics were taken. Here's an updated pic:

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Now its just perfect. Very nice.
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I have always liked the looks of Cannondales and that one is no excpetion. Beautiful bike!!
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Batbike for sure. Perfect.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung
Yeah, I cut it right after the pics were taken. Here's an updated pic:

sweet bike. what cyclocomp do you use? is it a wired one?
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Originally Posted by nescafe
sweet bike. what cyclocomp do you use? is it a wired one?
Ergomo. It's wired.
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Thats what you call a Bianchi.
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Brand new! Still have a lot to add or change.
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Hi,

Figured I'd post my current stable in one place (including my track bike and museum piece) since I've posted them separately on various subforums.

Race rig


Training bike


TT bike


Oh, and I've ridden each of them (except the Specialissima) within the past 5 weeks.

Fun bike


Museum piece


EDIT: Oops, forgot the track bike
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Hi,

I like classic frames with modern components for some reason. Nice.
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Cleave, you may have one of the nicest collection of bikes on these forums...
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if this keeps up we will have a collection of bikes thread!!! Nice bikes Cleave.





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