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Forum: Commuting
02-14-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,635
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Auckland commuter

1. What are your favorite aspects of commuting by bike?
Freedom, speed, minimalism, low cost, healthy, best way to experience my city/place. And bikes are damn cool machines!

2. If you were...
08-18-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,293
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Kia Ora. Good plan. South Island is beautiful,...

Kia Ora. Good plan. South Island is beautiful, less people and dramatic landscapes. I am a US citizen 12 years living in Auckland, so SI is not my expertise re biking but have been down there some....
08-12-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,387
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Nice frame. FWIW, I would look at compact...

Nice frame. FWIW, I would look at compact chainrings for the build over a triple. I just swapped out the stock Suntour triple chainring on my Asian-built 1989 Bianchi Axis with a 9-speed Campag...
07-03-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,400
Views: 419,659
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

My daily commuter: 1989 Bianchi Axis just rebuilt...

My daily commuter: 1989 Bianchi Axis just rebuilt with Cinelli bars/stem and Campagnolo Veloce groupset. (Of course I am keeping the stock Suntour triple gruppo). Also have a Campag seatpost and...
Forum: Touring
06-26-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Thanks for the responses. I have been back-forth...

Thanks for the responses. I have been back-forth in touch with Wayne a few months ago. He is very good but at the time didn't have any mounting gear in stock. I will contact him again.
Forum: Touring
06-24-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Tubus mounting hardware

I picked up a titanium Tubus Airy rack secondhand (never used). Unfortunately, it did not include the mounting kit. Any suggestions for sources I can order the mounting hardware? Cheers
06-11-16, 03:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,961
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

2012 Pista Via Condotti. Bought a year ago from...

2012 Pista Via Condotti. Bought a year ago from original owner that never rode it. I built it up with (almost) all Campag Record / Cinelli Mash / W.I. Eno / Rolls saddle
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

My first real bike was an 1987 Bianchi Sport SX...

My first real bike was an 1987 Bianchi Sport SX with those components. There was a red and Celeste colour that year. Mine was red. Adding to T-Mar, the Exage on mine was elliptical Bio-Pace. It was a...
Replies: 16
Views: 5,713
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Agree that it is likely mid-90's. I did a rebuild...

Agree that it is likely mid-90's. I did a rebuild n my TSX 3 years ago when I found a 10-speed Campagnolo Record carbon-ti groupset. The fork had a bit of rust, so had the hot rod electroplaters re...
12-25-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 402,200
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Recently finished Bianchi Pista singlespeed...

Recently finished Bianchi Pista singlespeed build- all Record and Cinelli Mash, Eno and Rolls

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10-26-15, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 696,915
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

484570 For my Bianchi Pista build

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For my Bianchi Pista build
06-07-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,595
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

I live in Auckland and "quaxing" is a very recent...

I live in Auckland and "quaxing" is a very recent and funny new eponymous verb. Dick Quax is a somewhat conservative city councillor here who often sides with the pro-car constituency. This group is...
05-19-15, 12:03 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 56,819
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

All steel. All celeste. All the time. 452301

All steel. All celeste. All the time.
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Replies: 18
Views: 4,948
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Nice Bianchi quiver! I also have a TSX that I...

Nice Bianchi quiver! I also have a TSX that I rebuilt with all Campag Record a couple years back. Here is my steel celeste herd449771
05-07-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,554,386
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

449770449769 Giant John Tomac ATX 890. Mid 90's...

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Giant John Tomac ATX 890. Mid 90's with a Judy
Replies: 18
Views: 4,948
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

I also have an Axis from 1989. Purchased mine...

I also have an Axis from 1989. Purchased mine here in New Zealand 3 years ago for ~$300.
Aside from some nice cyclocross tires (the canti brakes allow for good width) and brake pads/cables, mine is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,813
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

I recently got a used Hooligan- love it. It is a...

I recently got a used Hooligan- love it. It is a city bike. Found at work I commute quite a bit on shared footpaths and promenades in the city (Auckland). We have a Hoolie as an office bike that is...
12-26-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,417
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

We live in the city CBD (Auckland), lots of hills...

We live in the city CBD (Auckland), lots of hills and rain. Real estate and rent are crazy expensive here but without gas, insurance, etc, the higher cost of living in the CBD is offset w/out car...
10-14-14, 11:04 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 74,460
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

No offense taken, auchencrow- always keen for...

No offense taken, auchencrow- always keen for some banjer humor. Wow- wasn't expecting anyone here to recognise the Silver Bell- great link too. Some rank the B&D Silver Bells as the best banjo...
10-14-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 74,460
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Bianchi's and Banjos

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Bianchi's and Banjos...Probably not much overlap with these two things but I'm THAT GUY. The Bianchi's are a 1989 Axis hybrid (my daily commuter). The other is a 1994 TSX that I restored...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

A couple more photos were posted by seller in...

A couple more photos were posted by seller in response to some questions I posted
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Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Thanks for all the great feedback. I have some...

Thanks for all the great feedback. I have some unanswered questions for the seller and appreciate the expert details and valuations. The asking price is way too high- I will report back if a sucker...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

The TradeMe seller is asking $1399NZD (over...

The TradeMe seller is asking $1399NZD (over $1000USD) as starting bid. That price should at least have pantograph bling!
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

1980's Bianch- what model and approx value

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Local Bianchi for sale here in Auckland. Seller does not provide much info but mentions the ride came from UK. Photo does not show components or top tube that might indicate model or...
10-28-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,517
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

I also have a 1989 Axis. Perhaps an early pioneer...

I also have a 1989 Axis. Perhaps an early pioneer to cyclocross, these earlier models are quite heavy bikes compared with current cyclocross setups. Mine is around 28lbs and that's running it...
Replies: 15
Views: 21,541
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Again, ask about the type of frame tubing or post...

Again, ask about the type of frame tubing or post a picture of the decal on the ST. I recently purchased a Bianchi from the same era that had Mirage for about what he is asking BUT it was their upper...
Replies: 15
Views: 21,541
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Bike looks to be in clean and good condition....

Bike looks to be in clean and good condition. Based on the 8spd Mirage groupset might be from early-mid 90's. I couldn't see the tubing decal which would help with value. Maybe a late-80's saddle....
Replies: 12
Views: 11,851
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

I have a mid-90's Bianchi TSX UL that I just...

I have a mid-90's Bianchi TSX UL that I just purchased here in Auckland on an on-line auction about 2-3 months ago. As far as I know these were handmade frames from Bianchi's Italian factory under...
07-18-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,034
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Yes, a 57. Finished about a month ago but took...

Yes, a 57. Finished about a month ago but took several months to find all the right kit. Been doing 40km bunch rides 3-4x a week on her and getting some nice comments. I intend to start a seperate...
07-17-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,034
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Here ya go, Iperdido 329681

Here ya go, Iperdido
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07-16-13, 03:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,034
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Great bike and exciting project build. I have...

Great bike and exciting project build. I have just finished a Bianchi (celeste!) Columbus TSX UL build. TSX is lighter than SLX but sure more recent steels are lighter still- but steel is heavy. My...
Replies: 21
Views: 13,907
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

My first Bianchi was a Sport SX, back in 1987 as...

My first Bianchi was a Sport SX, back in 1987 as a student at UGA in Athens, Ga. Mine was red with white decals. Had an Exage Biopace groupset. Very good bike- I did a student open criterium and a...
06-27-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Evapo-rust is a great non toxic immersion product...

Evapo-rust is a great non toxic immersion product for the frame interior. Just treated my Bianchi TSX that I am restoring last weekend. Remove all components, rag out all the grease and plug the BB,...
06-18-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

I posted the 'before' photos of my celeste TSX a...

I posted the 'before' photos of my celeste TSX a cpl weeks back on the most recent page of the Bianchi serial number thread in this forum. The frame has been stripped of all the older Campagnolo...
06-18-13, 02:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

I agree that you should forego the paint job for...

I agree that you should forego the paint job for the groupset and wheel upgrades. If going to a 10-speed, I would invest in a brake upgrade too, possibly an Ergo (Italian wants Campy!) or brifter...
06-07-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 561,608
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Thanks for the replies, Bianchigirlll and T-Mar....

Thanks for the replies, Bianchigirlll and T-Mar. Very much appreciated. The TSX is now completely stripped down to the frame for the Record CT groupset swap out. I will treat the interoir rust...
06-05-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 561,608
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

As a follow up, here is the Bianchi Axis. As...

As a follow up, here is the Bianchi Axis. As mentioned on my post above (#551), I suspect it is a 1989 model, but could be an 88? Purchased this one off an online auction from someone who had not...
06-05-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 561,608
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Bianchi TSX- what year?

Hello. This is an amazing thread- very much appreciate all the inputs, especially from T-mar and Bianchigirll. I am in Auckland, New Zealand and am quite certain the two Bianchi's I am trying to...
Replies: 11
Views: 4,597
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

I JUST bought a 95 TSX UL (celeste with chrome)...

I JUST bought a 95 TSX UL (celeste with chrome) here in Auckland- only 3 weeks after getting a 89 Axis (also celeste). May has been a celeste safari for me, lol. My TSX has Campag Mirage (8spd) but I...
05-31-13, 08:10 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 119,967
Posted By Dixie Kiwi

Long time lurker, first time poster Had a great...

Long time lurker, first time poster
Had a great Bianchi during my Uni days in mid-80's at UGA Athens that I sold when I moved to Aspen with the mtb craze. Always regretted that. However, the bug has...
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