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Old 10-14-11, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
UCIMBZ: Awesome frame man. That is really the same bike? Incredible half/half paint job, looks tremendous, from either profile.
I know! It freaks me out too!
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Originally Posted by DUHI4GOT
Here she is after putting the new wheels and tires on. I have the GP4000s in all black so I might change them soon
Poor wheel choice. R3SL is very nice.
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His and hers. And wishing I'd ordered Red.

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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
A few weeks ago, I posted pictures of my 2012 Bianchi Infinito in this thread. My intent was not really to have it judged as ho or not, but rather, I posted in response to a message commenting on the lack of Bianchi pictures on the thread.

Soon as I posted, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth among some of the BF cognoscenti who bemoaned the presence of an Ultegra gruppo on an Italian bike.

Well, not being one to disappoint, I took those comments to heart and I decided that indeed my ride deserves the best there is. So, I marched to my LBS, ordered a full Campy Record gruppo and voila, here she is, in full Campy regalia. (I put Record, instead of Super Record only because I plan to use the money I saved by getting Record instead of SR to get new wheels. The difference between REcord and SR is not significant enough to justify the extra liras or euros.)

I am so very glad that some of you brought to my attention that a Bianchi must have Campy hanging on it. I have just about 300 miles on the bike since I got the Campy components and I must say the ride is soooooooooo much sweeter now. The cranks turn creamy smooth on the ceramic bearing, the shifts are crisp and precise, the drivetrain is very quiet, I have an extra speed to play around with and, as a bonus, the bike is now just a hair over 16 pounds (with pedals and bottle cages). Previously, it weighed in at 17.12 pounds.

So to those who bemoaned the sight of Shimano components on a Bianchi all I can say is:

Mille grazie amici!

BTW, my Bianchi may or may not be hot after these few changes. It does not really matter. What matters though is that my Bianchi is una dolce bicicletta italiana – I love riding her!

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Hi,

I am partial to Bianchis so I want to say hot but it's not quite in my book. You did a great job in making it italiana and I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the Campagnolo experience.
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Hers has some very strange angles.
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Originally Posted by vanno.velo
I just finished building it tonight:

Hello,

Looks great but the photo hurts my "hot" experience. I'm sure you'll be riding it fast.
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
Hi,

Hot! Would be really hot with the chain on the smallest cog and the crank arms in a better position. Really unique frame.
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Originally Posted by climber7
apologies for the iphone pic...no camera and no better place to take a photo right now. Anyway, my ride with some new shoes.

If "not" - is it the bike or the pic?

hot!
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Originally Posted by vanno.velo
I just finished building it tonight:

Don't like Cannondales..til now...HOT!!
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
I have to post pictures from both sides!!

Devil:


Angel:


Got to ride it for 30mls today. One stiff mulder fulker!!
Both Super HOT!!
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Originally Posted by david58
His and hers. And wishing I'd ordered Red.

sweet mother of Buddha, get that red bike FITTED.
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
I have to post pictures from both sides!!

Devil:
Hot. And you definitely won't be seeing them coming and going. I've never seen one in person around here.
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Originally Posted by malocchio
Hot.


Angel:

Either way you look at it, Hot!



Almost hot. The bold decals detract.



Hot!
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Old 10-15-11, 09:50 AM
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on the half and half, the stem needs to be painted, the brads wrapped two colors, and the saddle should be a fizik ares.
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Old 10-15-11, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by adriano
on the half and half, the saddle should be a fizik ares.
maybe that saddle doesn't work for him. its a beautiful bike and all, but I'm sure its not just for him to sit and look at. Though I thought the same thing about the bar tape.
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it almost certainly wont work for him. im just saying.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
maybe that saddle doesn't work for him. its a beautiful bike and all, but I'm sure its not just for him to sit and look at. Though I thought the same thing about the bar tape.
Call me crazy (wouldn't be the first time), but I have contemplated on both of the ideas. Too much playing into the half/half theme. Funkeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

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Originally Posted by vanno.velo
I just finished building it tonight:

Hot.
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What do you all think?


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best looking caad10 i've ever seen.

too bad cannondale doesn't actually make nice bikes anymore.
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Very hot.

Same for the white/green CAAD10.
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Originally Posted by DUHI4GOT
Here she is after putting the new wheels and tires on. I have the GP4000s in all black so I might change them soon
Not.
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Originally Posted by malocchio
Sorry, but nope. Black tires and a slammed stem might fix that though.
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
I have to post pictures from both sides!!

Devil:


Angel:


Got to ride it for 30mls today. One stiff mulder fulker!!
Hot for the paint job.
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