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Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

Amen! Though it was more like, I *didn't* change...

Amen! Though it was more like, I *didn't* change my mind.

I considered the other bike ... for maybe 3 days.

Then, after a bottle of wine, in vino veritas struck and there was no question I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By glowrocks

Great looking bike! I'm sure you'll enjoy many...

Great looking bike! I'm sure you'll enjoy many happy hours riding!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-18, 01:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,437
Posted By glowrocks

Love the roads you ride on!

Love the roads you ride on!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

Good eye! That is correct. I switched to the...

Good eye!

That is correct. I switched to the big ring for the photo and geared way down before I stopped. Not the way one normally does things, but proper photo protocol must be maintained :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

Thanks, I am loving it! And I've been reminded in...

Thanks, I am loving it! And I've been reminded in so many ways over the past two weeks that this is really the bike I wanted. Asking the "happy accident?" question only helped reaffirm the Celeste...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

Here she is in her natural environment (an old...

Here she is in her natural environment (an old railway, now known as the Meadowlark Trail)


..

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

What dork disk? Oh that's right, I haven't taken...

What dork disk? Oh that's right, I haven't taken any new pictures yet :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

It does fit me pretty close. They measured my old...

It does fit me pretty close. They measured my old Felt and applied the same measurements and then tweaked the setup as I sat on the bike.

The forward reach is maybe a bit more than I want, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

Definitely agree on the look. Very happy I held...

Definitely agree on the look. Very happy I held out to get the right color.

In terms of the stem ... ha ha, as a 60+ Clyde, that's probably not going to happen :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

You got me there, but given these gusty 35 mph...

You got me there, but given these gusty 35 mph winds, I expect it to be off before my next ride. :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

What reflectors? Oh, the ones the bike shop left...

What reflectors? Oh, the ones the bike shop left on and that I left on because I went for a ride the minute I went home?

Gone now! :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By glowrocks

I went from a 54 Felt to a 55 Infinito. I may ......

I went from a 54 Felt to a 55 Infinito. I may ... after riding a bit longer, may install a slightly shorter stem.

But otherwise, going down to a 53 would have been too small as the 54 almost too...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

I haven't confirmed, but it's supposed to be...

I haven't confirmed, but it's supposed to be 11-30, where before it was 11-28.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By glowrocks

New Bike Day - Bianchi Infinito Celeste

All's well that ends well!

I ordered this bike on April 4th.

A slight shipping delay resulted in a bike arriving at the (4 hour drive away) store on the 17th.

And (see this thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

Were the carbon frames not made in Asia, I would...

Were the carbon frames not made in Asia, I would definitely agree!

If/when I get a used steel (Celeste) Bianchi, it will be equipped in the proper, Italian, manner! :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

I've got a set just waiting my bike to arrive! :-)

I've got a set just waiting my bike to arrive! :-)
Forum: Foo
04-23-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 19,587
Posted By glowrocks

Ordered Celeste, received Black.

Ordered Celeste, received Black.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-18, 07:46 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

If immediately worked, I'd be riding the Celeste...

If immediately worked, I'd be riding the Celeste now.

As it is, I have the cookie cutter for a loaner, and the Celeste is on order.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

And that is excellent advice! And why I...

And that is excellent advice!

And why I seriously considered keeping this specific bike.

It is VERY STRIKING!

But, after a few days sleeping on it, and one night drinking wine and thinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,909
Posted By glowrocks

The frame is a 55cm. Same as my Felt Z6, though...

The frame is a 55cm. Same as my Felt Z6, though it feels a tad bigger.

It is set up for a 60 year old overweight rider. In other words, fairly relaxed, but it works for me.

I'm 5'9".

I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,909
Posted By glowrocks

Smoky Hill River at the 8th street bridge...

Smoky Hill River at the 8th street bridge southwest of Lindsborg, KS.

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=608631&stc=1&d=1524454489
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

Wow. As you said, that's just not right. Kind of...

Wow. As you said, that's just not right. Kind of hurts the eyes, tbh (not generally a bike snob, but some things ...)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

Nah. I had already driven 4 hours. I was already...

Nah. I had already driven 4 hours. I was already pumped to have a new bike.

The choice was: take a loaner or go home empty-handed.

It was an easy choice.

And now my Celeste will be at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

That was my initial thinking. And my current...

That was my initial thinking. And my current thinking. But in the middle I really really liked the looks of this particular non-Celeste bike :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

Exactly right. And it was the right call as it...

Exactly right. And it was the right call as it immediately diffused a tense situation.

I hear ya about CA. We moved away 14 years ago and our house is now (sadly, though it's the right thing) on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

I have and I'm now waiting for the new bike to...

I have and I'm now waiting for the new bike to arrive at the store!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

I took the bike as a loaner while the find the...

I took the bike as a loaner while the find the right one.

They checked w/Bianchi last week and expect to have my bike, in the correct color, at the store within 2 weeks.

I'm thrilled!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-18, 12:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

In vino, veritas: I'm very happy I'm getting the...

In vino, veritas: I'm very happy I'm getting the Celeste. The loaner is stunning, but ...
04-20-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By glowrocks

Actually, the more I look at Celeste photos, on...

Actually, the more I look at Celeste photos, on Flickr and on the Bianchi site, the more confused I get.

I wonder if there is a standard color naming scheme for Bianchi Celeste variations?
04-20-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By glowrocks

Bianchi Celeste -- Matte vs Gloss

I just learned that Bianchi Celeste comes in two formats: gloss and matte.

I don't really have any questions about gloss, but cognizant of the reported issues with black matte finishes (and seeing...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,120
Posted By glowrocks

Bianchi Celeste -- Matte vs Gloss

(I picked this sub-forum thinking frame builders would likely know about finishes.)

I just learned that Bianchi Celeste comes in two formats: gloss and matte.

I don't really have any questions...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

They sent me (the standard, stock) a photo of the...

They sent me (the standard, stock) a photo of the 2018 Infinito in Celeste. Nice black accents on the fork and seat tube.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

I really, really, do love the frame I have. ...

I really, really, do love the frame I have.

I'm pretty sure I will miss it.

IF, big if, the matte finish didn't have problems (already!), it would be a hard decision.

But, between the matte...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

UPDATE: Erik's have located a Celeste 2018...

UPDATE:

Erik's have located a Celeste 2018 Infinito and it should be at store within 10 business days.

The '18 has more black accents than the 2017, but it is essentially pure Celeste.

They...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By glowrocks

Ah! Thanks for the info; filed for future...

Ah! Thanks for the info; filed for future reference.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By glowrocks

I'd search for that phrase, but for the sake of...

I'd search for that phrase, but for the sake of others who haven't heard it before, care to elaborate?

Also, wrt to carbon rims, w/admittedly no research, my feeling is they are the best for folks...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By glowrocks

Indeed. I love mine, and the recent problem has...

Indeed. I love mine, and the recent problem has in no way soured me on Boyd.

In fact, given their great customer service, I'm as big a fan as ever.

And back to the main q of the thread, given...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By glowrocks

Thanks. I should haven noticed which side, but I...

Thanks. I should haven noticed which side, but I also have cracks on my rear wheel.

It's out of warranty, but they will rebuild it for a very good ($100) price, so I'm going that route.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

That's great to hear!

That's great to hear!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

Here is their return policy. Now, the "like new"...

Here is their return policy. Now, the "like new" won't be true, but given the circumstances, I'm not too worried about that. If they have to sell it as used, that's the price for their screwup.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 09:52 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

It's a small chain of bike and sporting equip....

It's a small chain of bike and sporting equip. Most of their stores are in Minnesota and a couple in NE Kansas.

So it was: order from their online site, with a deliver to store fulfillment.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

Thanks! That's great to know. I'll try cleaning a...

Thanks! That's great to know. I'll try cleaning a small area and see if that works on this particular paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

Thanks. I'll check it out if I keep the bike!

Thanks. I'll check it out if I keep the bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

Well, that will be the one I get if they can find...

Well, that will be the one I get if they can find one. Which is ok with me, as on this one the Celeste is muted just a touch with the black fork and saddle (not post, but you know what I mean).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,461
Posted By glowrocks

Addressing a number of points all at once :-)...

Addressing a number of points all at once :-) Thanks for all of the responses and feedback. Very helpful!

* The store didn't know it was the wrong color. A bike was ordered online for shipment to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By glowrocks

I wonder if the fish eye problem is more...

I wonder if the fish eye problem is more prevalent on the matte finish ... if so, another strike against matte.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By glowrocks

Solvent pop sounds like a flaw, albeit a minor...

Solvent pop sounds like a flaw, albeit a minor one.

Thanks for the Di2 info.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By glowrocks

Bianchi Infinito Oddities

Two odd things I noticed. If you know what's up, please advise.

I'm curious, because even if I don't keep this particular bike, the same things may be present on a different bike. Plus, I'm just...
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