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 Post subject: My 2014 Bianchi Sempre
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:44 am 
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2014 Bianchi Sempre Pro 55cm
Shifters: Ultegra
Derailleurs: Ultegra
Cranks: FSA SL-K compact
Brakes: Ultegra
Wheels: Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR
Tires: Vittoria Evo Corsa 23 Tubulars
Stem: Thomson
Bars: Thomson Carbon
Seatpost: Thomson
Saddle: Selle San Marco Concor

7.08kg

New saddle and crankset next on my list.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:53 am 
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In action. Love the way it rides.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:58 am 
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nice touch with those hoods :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:53 am 
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Sweet ride. How do you like the fulcrum's?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:35 am 
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Nice Bike.....

Think you need these wheels though.. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:44 pm 
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Hi,
the nicest of the Bianchi-framesets. great build (except crankset), the Thomson-parts go perfect with the Frame! nevertheless i would prefer non-deep-wheelset, something like fulcrum racing or mavic r-sys, or a classical wheelset.
why changing saddle? not satisfied with the concor?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:21 pm 
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Sempre means 'donkey' in Italian. And you have to grow a beard before they let you buy one.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:11 am 
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The Fulcrums are awesome. I was surprised by how well they felt. I was expecting a big difference but didn't have a clue seeing how these are my first set of high end wheels. I looked at the FFWD wheels but I just couldn't beat the Fulcrums for what I had to pay for them (if the FFWD would beat them anyways). I'm changing the saddle cause it's just not as comfortable as the Selle Italia SLR I borrowed for a week, so the Kit Carbino is what I'm leaning towards.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:46 am 
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I like it a lot!
IMHO i needs all black chainrings and another seatpost.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:05 am 
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Valbrona wrote:
Sempre means 'donkey' in Italian. And you have to grow a beard before they let you buy one.


Yeah, and in English Valbrona means 'cannot use a dictionary'. According to the good folks at Google translate: Donkey = Asino and Sempre = Always. As for facial hair, let's leave that discussion for http://www.beardboard.com

I think the bike looks nice with either set of wheels.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:02 pm 
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Good choice upgrading the stem and post - as well matching as the supplied ones are, they weigh a ton!

Team mates of mine were debating doing like you have with the hoods. Great to see what it looks like in the flesh.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:23 pm 
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Yep, nice looking bikes, +1 on the black chainrings though. Also some longer whiter socks for you ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:06 pm 
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I like my Thomson Masterpiece a lot. It's a really cool machined piece and is really light too. I also like the kink back instead of the traditional set back post.

As for the cranks, I'm wanting to get rid of the compact and go to standard rings and possibly a little stiffer too. But picking a new set has been pretty hard to actually do. I've been thinking of the Ultegra 6800s since the rest of my group is Ultegra. Any suggestions?


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Proper nice buddy


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jeffsavans wrote:
I like my Thomson Masterpiece a lot. It's a really cool machined piece and is really light too. I also like the kink back instead of the traditional set back post.

Thomson make great stuff.

For mountain bikers ;)


Cranks wise, Ultegra would be fine. But how about the new Rotor cranks? These might match quite well.

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