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Old 08-07-18, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Itís not hot, but that photo is terrible.
While I haven't looked at every photo in this thread, I don't recall seeing a worse photo.
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Old 08-07-18, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
If you need to use photography to hide a part of the bike then, by definition, it is not hot.
what, like bike stands and tyre valves? :-)
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Old 08-07-18, 06:07 AM
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Old 08-07-18, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Godihatehills
I have a soft spot for Bianchi bikes but I can't stand gum wall tires. That's just me I guess. One thing that is taking away from this image is that you didn't have the camera level which makes the saddle look like its pointing down when its really not; the whole room is pointing down. Overall I like the bike though.
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Old 08-07-18, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
I have a soft spot for Bianchi bikes but I can't stand gum wall tires. That's just me I guess. One thing that is taking away from this image is that you didn't have the camera level which makes the saddle look like its pointing down when its really not; the whole room is pointing down. Overall I like the bike though.
guess I need to go and find a white garage door then :-)
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Old 08-07-18, 06:38 AM
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I've never been a big fan of the Bianchi baby blue color but that aside, nice bike. A few points when taking a picture of your bike, the crank arms should be level and for goodness sake lose that bottle cage. Go with carbon next time.
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Old 08-07-18, 06:43 AM
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Got seatpost?
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Old 08-07-18, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Harumph
I've never been a big fan of the Bianchi baby blue color but that aside, nice bike. A few points when taking a picture of your bike, the crank arms should be level and for goodness sake lose that bottle cage. Go with carbon next time.
you see- Iíve always found cranks to be a contentious point - some advocate it as a continuation of the seat tube... but with garage door I can soon spin that to 3 o clock... donít see the issue with the bottle cage - nice, classic design unlike many ostentatious carbon affairs!
Iíll admit post is a little high as it had just replaced a mismatched 3t number so is about a cm higher than it should be . But Iím a lanky rower with monkey arms so it wonít change much :-)
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Old 08-07-18, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Godihatehills


guess I need to go and find a white garage door then :-)
Nope, just need to hold the camera level like you did in your last post.
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Old 08-07-18, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
Nope, just need to hold the camera level like you did in your last post.
and level that saddle
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Old 08-07-18, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Godihatehills
donít see the issue with the bottle cage - nice, classic design unlike many ostentatious carbon affairs!
Is the cage aluminum or stainless? The aluminum ones always grimed up my water bottles. Stainless I am told doesn't. I'd keep it if it was stainless but if it mucks the bottles...
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Old 08-07-18, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Godihatehills
I don't know if it due to the art work, but the saddle looks like it is slopped as aggressive as the stem. Warm......
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Old 08-07-18, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
and level that saddle
Are you referring to the Bianchi or the Betty Leeds? The Betty is definitely pointed down, but its hard to tell with the Bianchi if it's the whole room or the saddle too.
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Old 08-07-18, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
Are you referring to the Bianchi or the Betty Leeds? The Betty is definitely pointed down, but its hard to tell with the Bianchi if it's the whole room or the saddle too.
The Betty Leeds.
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Old 08-07-18, 09:18 AM
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To be fair Iím using photos on my phone - Iím away from bikes so canít take appropriate pics as per requests :-)
theres another couple one of which might work... one definitely doesnít


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Old 08-07-18, 09:37 AM
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The cassette on that Bianchi is so tiny!
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Old 08-07-18, 09:39 AM
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that serotta is so good
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Old 08-07-18, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
The cassette on that Bianchi is so tiny!
Might be why he hates hills.
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Old 08-07-18, 09:41 AM
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Thatís what happens when you live in the fens :-(
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Old 08-07-18, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Godihatehills
Is that the new Specialissima Pantani edition? Gorgeous frame! I would mount Bora Ultra 35's dark and replace the white Enve stem decal with a dark one. Other that that, its stunning!
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Old 08-07-18, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
Is that the new Specialissima Pantani edition? Gorgeous frame! I would mount Bora Ultra 35's dark and replace the white Enve stem decal with a dark one. Other that that, its stunning!
it is indeed. I run zipp 303s too - I do need to de-logo the stem but itís tough to do when it costs a bomb!
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Old 08-07-18, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Godihatehills

it is indeed. I run zipp 303s too - I do need to de-logo the stem but itís tough to do when it costs a bomb!
I'd love to build the Specialissima with Campagnolo Super Record 12-spd and Bora Ultra 35's. My next bike will be either a Time Skylon or this.
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Old 08-07-18, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
I'd love to build the Specialissima with Campagnolo Super Record 12-spd and Bora Ultra 35's. My next bike will be either a Time Skylon or this.
no experience of Times but the Bianchi rides very well- but Iíve found paint to be delicate and getting the rear wheel set consistently in the dropouts is tough ...

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Old 08-07-18, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by toavii
you rolled past me today on west river pkwy and 25th today as i was driving home from work...i rubbernecked at your bike...and i concur...hot

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