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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:33 pm 
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RichTheRoadie wrote:
shamrock134 wrote:
I still feel slightly intimidated by tubs in the event of a puncture.

Stan's.


This on every wheel I have.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:02 pm 
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I will have to take the plunge next time!

In all honesty, the Bora 35 One clinchers with Vittoria Corsa SCs ride beautifully and forking out another £1100-1200 for tubs at this stage would be a bit much. Instead, I plan to take my new bike to Majorca and Gran Canaria for some climbing! 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:33 pm 
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A few shots from my trip to Majorca...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:25 pm 
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Amazing Ride for an Amazing Trip and Purpose built, imho ! Congrats on putting that bike to good use, I envy your trip!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:25 am 
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Steerer cut and climbing wheels swapped out temporarily.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:50 pm 
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They say it should come only in Celeste, but Bianchi is beautiful in every colour!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:25 pm 
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Just returned from a trip to Gran Canaria. Over 410 miles and 48,000ft of ascent! No real changes to the bike besides putting the Boras back on and changing out the tan-wall Vittorias to some all-black Veloflex Corsas.

The view from Pico de las Nieves, the highest point on the island at 1949m, reached by a 45km climb.
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Not far from the top of the Valley of the Tears, looking towards Tenerife's Mt Teide. This is a fairly brutal climb with a mostly poor surface and many steep sections over 20%!
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Close-up vanity shot. 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Absolutely beautiful bike, and the color is spectacular.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:21 pm 
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[quote="shamrock134"]Just returned from a trip to Gran Canaria. Over 410 miles and 48,000ft of ascent! No real changes to the bike besides putting the Boras back on and changing out the tan-wall Vittorias to some all-black Veloflex Corsas.

Be careful with these clinchers if they're anything like my experience of these tyres on my Bora 50s then I would just bin them straight away from a safety perspective and get some grey sidewall vittoria corsa g tyres viewtopic.php?f=113&t=145874


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:49 pm 
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c60rider wrote:
Be careful with these clinchers if they're anything like my experience of these tyres on my Bora 50s then I would just bin them straight away from a safety perspective and get some grey sidewall vittoria corsa g tyres
Thanks for the heads up. I did actually have an issue on my first day where I very nearly crashed, but I don't think it was the tyre's fault.

The Canary Islands are notoriously windy and I was caught off-guard by a strong tailwind gust on a descent that had me going way too fast into a switchback. I panicked and braked really hard, possibly overheating my front rim. I thankfully stopped myself going over the barrier but afterwards part of the tyre had come off the rim and the tube was bulging out. :shock: :oops:

I'm fairly light and have done plenty of mountain descents on my Bora clinchers but just goes to show you can get caught out very easily!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:43 pm 
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Love this. Looks great - congrats

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:06 pm 
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Glad you're safe. That color is too nice to wreck!


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