Bianchi D2; Mavic Mektronic

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bianchifan
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by bianchifan

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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Rumsas
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by Rumsas

This is the way to go to avoid Shimano/Campagnolo/Sram.

Pharmstrong
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by Pharmstrong

Can we get some close up pictures of the Mektronic?

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by de zwarten

I would seriously consider posting this bike in the freaks topic.

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by bencolem

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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by majklnajt

This is a scam! :smartass:

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by roadieboy

That is a preposterously awesome bike.

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by Bianchi10

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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by yeaitsdave

I'm not even sure how to respond to this.

...ok?

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by Ramjm_2000

Come on now... it only cost $2000. :wink:

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by mdeth1313

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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by veloman

Just curious. Why avoid Shimano/Campag/SRAM?

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by AGW

This is awesome, but I feel something is missing. Aerobars, perhaps?

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by prendrefeu

I like it for its uniqueness.

Anyway, how do you like those cranks?
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bianchifan
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by bianchifan

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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