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Old 02-08-11, 09:40 PM
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^^^ and what is your seatpost. really good setup!
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Old 02-08-11, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by rwmichel View Post
is that an origin 8 stem?
the stem is a deda murex. they have been discontinued but the origin 8 copy is somewhat close in appearance.

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^^^ and what is your seatpost. really good setup!
the seatpost is a mid 90s ritchey wcs. it is still available today but has changed slightly. mine is black with a silver head. the new ones have a one piece shaft/head and is only available in all silver or black with a silver clamp.
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Old 02-08-11, 11:22 PM
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Not the best picture but...



Now with 600 tri-color derailleurs, shifters, and dual pivot brakes.
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One of the lasts T-Cubes

Last week the new saddle and the wheels came in, so now it's where it should be.



Frame&fork : Bianchi T-Cube, celeste, 59 cm
Groupset : Campagnolo Centaur UltraShift, 59-39x13-26, with Nokon-cabling
Seatpost, stem and handlebars : FSA SL-K, Bianchi-graphics
Saddle : Fizik Arione, black with celeste
Bottlecages : Elite Moro d'Elite
Wheels : Fulcrum Racing Zero, clincher-only

How did it come into existence ?

Between 1980 and 2000 I rode Bianchi 748 and 848 frame with a Campagnolo/Gipiemme mix, originally a 2x5 setup, later a 2x6 setup with friction-shifters and toe-clips.

After 5 years doing hardly any cycling, getting the 848 on the road again was hardly realistic, and about as expensive as a decent new bike, so, having found another LBS (my previous one had retired by then), in came a Bianchi 1885 in the silvery CenteVigento (120 year anniversary) colours, Campagnolo Mirage group, including hubs, with Rigida DP18. Last year I replaced the Mirage-group, of which chainwheels, chain and cassette were extremely worn, with a Centaur-group (I loved the new-style grips as I used on my Surly Long Haul Trucker with a Campagnolo Comp Triple + Centaur mix).

For my 5'11.5" the 55 cm frame should have been appropriate, but I never felt really happy on it. Having 4 bikes of which 1 just didn't feel right, I decided to gambloe and switch frame, upped the size with 2 increments to 59 cm, and went for a T-Cube, that being a carbon frame reportedly appreciated by heavier riders (and I'm over 200 lbs, not being able to sit really deep was responsible for one of the size-increments).

I was thinking about a FSA K-Light/K-Wing setup, but then the Bianchi-shop came out with an SL-K-combo with Bianchi-grpahics, so that was decided then and there. The groupset, and initially the wheels, came over from my 1885. I wanted the white T-Cube, but by the time I ordered it the frame had disappeared from the Bianchi-offering, and my LBS lay a claim on one in Bianchi's warrantee-stock, which meant that I had to wait half a year until the warrantee-period for the final regular T-Cubes had expired. In the end there was so much interest in the T-Cube that Bianchi ran another production-batch, but I could only get a celeste one, which didn't look too good on pictures, but was a very pleasant surprise when I collected it. The bottle-cages are Elite Moro d'Elite, chosen because the graphics match the Bianchi-OEM-graphics on SL-K-components.

The minute I stepped on the T-Cube it was clear that now I had 4 bikes which felt good as soon as I set down, so I decided to improve weight and looks by replacing the wheels. My initial thought were Campagnolo Shamals, but the logos contain too much red for my liking, but the Fulcrum Racing Zeroes are much the same wheel, in a nice black and white in the clincher-only version, and I like the spoke-pattern better than the G3 of the Shamals.
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Old 02-14-11, 08:06 AM
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I don't think I posted this bike yet. it is my '87 Sport SX the bike and Bianchi that started it all. like some of you my first new bike can a bit late in life. I did everything with this poor old girl, training, commuting training races, I tried cyclocross with her, you name it we did it.

the original Suntour Alpha 5000s bits are long gone but I scored some last year to be a of restoration/update/overhaul.



Tange ChroMo frame/fork Suntour Alpha 5000 derailleurs, cranks, and brake calipers. Campi Record Corse brake levers, shimano bb,

original parts still hanging on are Sansin hubs, Araya 20 front rim, Levin HS, Laparde seatpost and seat
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Old 02-14-11, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by mvdejong View Post
Last week the new saddle and the wheels came in, so now it's where it should be.



Frame&fork : Bianchi T-Cube, celeste, 59 cm
Groupset : Campagnolo Centaur UltraShift, 59-39x13-26, with Nokon-cabling
Seatpost, stem and handlebars : FSA SL-K, Bianchi-graphics
Saddle : Fizik Arione, black with celeste
Bottlecages : Elite Moro d'Elite
Wheels : Fulcrum Racing Zero, clincher-only

How did it come into existence ?

Between 1980 and 2000 I rode Bianchi 748 and 848 frame with a Campagnolo/Gipiemme mix, originally a 2x5 setup, later a 2x6 setup with friction-shifters and toe-clips.

After 5 years doing hardly any cycling, getting the 848 on the road again was hardly realistic, and about as expensive as a decent new bike, so, having found another LBS (my previous one had retired by then), in came a Bianchi 1885 in the silvery CenteVigento (120 year anniversary) colours, Campagnolo Mirage group, including hubs, with Rigida DP18. Last year I replaced the Mirage-group, of which chainwheels, chain and cassette were extremely worn, with a Centaur-group (I loved the new-style grips as I used on my Surly Long Haul Trucker with a Campagnolo Comp Triple + Centaur mix).

For my 5'11.5" the 55 cm frame should have been appropriate, but I never felt really happy on it. Having 4 bikes of which 1 just didn't feel right, I decided to gambloe and switch frame, upped the size with 2 increments to 59 cm, and went for a T-Cube, that being a carbon frame reportedly appreciated by heavier riders (and I'm over 200 lbs, not being able to sit really deep was responsible for one of the size-increments).

I was thinking about a FSA K-Light/K-Wing setup, but then the Bianchi-shop came out with an SL-K-combo with Bianchi-grpahics, so that was decided then and there. The groupset, and initially the wheels, came over from my 1885. I wanted the white T-Cube, but by the time I ordered it the frame had disappeared from the Bianchi-offering, and my LBS lay a claim on one in Bianchi's warrantee-stock, which meant that I had to wait half a year until the warrantee-period for the final regular T-Cubes had expired. In the end there was so much interest in the T-Cube that Bianchi ran another production-batch, but I could only get a celeste one, which didn't look too good on pictures, but was a very pleasant surprise when I collected it. The bottle-cages are Elite Moro d'Elite, chosen because the graphics match the Bianchi-OEM-graphics on SL-K-components.

The minute I stepped on the T-Cube it was clear that now I had 4 bikes which felt good as soon as I set down, so I decided to improve weight and looks by replacing the wheels. My initial thought were Campagnolo Shamals, but the logos contain too much red for my liking, but the Fulcrum Racing Zeroes are much the same wheel, in a nice black and white in the clincher-only version, and I like the spoke-pattern better than the G3 of the Shamals.
beautiful bike - how did you source the fizik with celeste ?
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Old 02-14-11, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
beautiful bike - how did you source the fizik with celeste ?
Bianchi has a store on its own website with all kinds of Bianchi-logo'd stuff, for the US : https://www.bianchiusa.com/store/

Then there is another outlet : https://www.bianchistore.com/en/home/home.aspx, but unfortunately for the US-citizens :
Bianchi Store cannot take orders with destinations in the United States
and I haven't found if there is a US-based version of that store.

I saw the saddle and the SL-K stuff initially on the eBay-listing from the German BianchiStore. I'm from The Netherlands, and there is a Dutch version of that store, but it has not really been functional for over a year (the site states that it cannot take orders from the web, only by phone), so as usual I tasked my (official Bianchi-vendor) LBS to obtain it for me, which he managed, probably via the Bianchi-distributor. That way I obtained both the saddle and the SL-K-combo.

eBay itself is a good source too, that way I acquired a Fizik Arione from HongKong, in celeste with a dark-blue stripe, for a 1990's Bianchi Krono, but that was the old, real, celeste colour, much more softer and golden than the harsher celeste of the T-Cube (and the celeste of the current generation is somewhat softer again, but with a greyish sheen).
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Old 06-28-20, 07:50 PM
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Infinito CV disc, size 57 with Ultegra Di2 and ENVE 45 wheels. Running Vittoria Corsa 28 tubeless tires. Got it a few weeks ago, put about 200 robust’ miles in the hills of VA. I just got black bottles for it.....
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
lots of nice looking Bianchis on here. here are a few of mine

nice collection.but at some point it is called a disease....
sell me one cheap.
size 56.
thanks.
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Old 06-29-20, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
I loved mine. Light, stiff, quick.



Unforntunately, now it's just a wall decoration in my garage now.


ouch.
sad.
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An unexpected blast from the past. Interestingly I have repurposed the Ksyriums and the Red shifters to my CX bike.
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Old 08-22-20, 02:25 PM
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2004 Bianchi ML3, aluminum frame with carbon fork. Chorus 11-speed and ten-year-old Zipp carbon tubulars. Selle San Marco Regale carbon saddle. Waiting for a replacement body for the left/front shifter, so it's downtube shifting on the front for now.

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these look awesome!
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Old 08-27-20, 02:01 PM
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I'm getting back into cycling after about 20 years away and even then it was only mountain biking. I pulled this Bianchi Eros out of my dad's basement, but he doesn't remember anything about it. He and I are the same size and it fits well. Hopefully after a tune up this will get me out and riding again.


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Note the "celeste-ish" graffiti in the background...

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Campioni del Mundo and Infinito CV



Team Celeste- Vintage vs new
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I don't think I posted this bike yet. it is my '87 Sport SX the bike and Bianchi that started it all. like some of you my first new bike can a bit late in life. I did everything with this poor old girl, training, commuting training races, I tried cyclocross with her, you name it we did it.

Tange ChroMo frame/fork Suntour Alpha 5000 derailleurs, cranks, and brake calipers. Campi Record Corse brake levers, shimano bb,

original parts still hanging on are Sansin hubs, Araya 20 front rim, Levin HS, Laparde seatpost and seat
I like a bike with attitude ^^^. This zombie thread needs some purple




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkkIwO_X4i4
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The Sprint is calling me. Has anyone here tried one yet?
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The Sprint is calling me. Has anyone here tried one yet?
Do eet!
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I like a bike with attitude ^^^. This zombie thread needs some purple



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkkIwO_X4i4
Do those Campag shifter work with the 600 derailleur? How many speeds are you running on that?
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