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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Just built up Bianchi D2 chrono. Have always wanted a Bianchi and this frame came cheap so.... Parts have been chosen for several reasons
1. To avoid any shimano/campag/sram
2. Aesthetics
3. Weight

Total cost in the end came under $2000 using existing wheels and tyres, with total weight 7.5kg

Frame: Bianchi D2 chrono
Shifters/Computer/Rear derailleur: Mavic mektronic
Brakes: TRP R950
Crankset: Deda lokomotiv
Wheels: Spinergy Spox
Front derailleur: Microshift
Saddle: Fizik arione
Bars: Vivimax road
Stem: Uno alloy
Headset: FSA
Pedals: Crank Bros Candy C
Cables: Jagwire


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:37 pm 
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This is the way to go to avoid Shimano/Campagnolo/Sram.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:42 pm 
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Can we get some close up pictures of the Mektronic?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:38 pm 
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I would seriously consider posting this bike in the freaks topic.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:55 pm 
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de zwarten wrote:
I would seriously consider posting this bike in the freaks topic.


Agreed, that's a genuinely different build. And I'm 99% sure your saddle is off to the right.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:46 pm 
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This is a scam! :smartass:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:53 pm 
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That is a preposterously awesome bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:42 am 
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Sweet jeebus that is fugly. You must have gotten carried away with how to avoid shimano, campag and sram that you forgot about the aesthetics.

bianchifan wrote:
Just built up Bianchi D2 chrono. Have always wanted a Bianchi and this frame came cheap so.... Parts have been chosen for several reasons
1. To avoid any shimano/campag/sram
2. Aesthetics
3. Weight


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:56 am 
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I'm not even sure how to respond to this.

...ok?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:33 am 
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Come on now... it only cost $2000. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:43 am 
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I had the mektronic system in 1999. It worked great for a year. Then it died. It was warrantied and I got a new one- that one never worked right and I ditched it. Nice to see some of the ones that worked are still around!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Just curious. Why avoid Shimano/Campag/SRAM?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:50 am 
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This is awesome, but I feel something is missing. Aerobars, perhaps?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:10 am 
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I like it for its uniqueness.

Anyway, how do you like those cranks?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Ok, the build seemed to generate a mixed bag of comments. The mektronic is great when it works, I have 4 sets, 2 of which work and they work great, I always carry spare batteries, but never had a problem with the two functioning systems, the other two however.... The cranks are great, but a actually do not tell a difference from regular cranks, but they look great and match the white accents on the bike (brakes/headset/bars/stem)
Why avoid the Shim/campag/sram - once I started the build and realised that with just a few parts to go I had none from the big 3, it just made the build fairly unique
The cost - I already had the wheels and the mektronic set so most of the funds just went on the frame/cranks and brakes, with careful shopping and picking things up on sale, I just barely made the $2000 budget
Freak/Fugly comments - To each their own, I wanted a unique build, I think I succeeded.


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