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Timo
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by Timo

lcoolb wrote:+1 Timo's bike is an example of a bit too much celeste imho...

Could be, but it's faithful to what the Bianchi team bikes looked like in the eighties and nineties :thumbup:
And if I ever meet an aardvark, I'm going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn't suck up an insect if its life depended on it.

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Nice bike but I think the celeste integrated bars deviate from the 80's-90's bikes...just that little too much celeste...

I always loved Argentin's 86 worlds bike with the black chrome.
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

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Timo
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by Timo

Depends, my big inspiration was Berzins mid-ninteties TT bike ;)
And if I ever meet an aardvark, I'm going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn't suck up an insect if its life depended on it.

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by TheD

My love:

Bianchi Via Nirone 7
3T Retundo Pro
3T Doric LTD
3T Arx Pro
Campagnolo Chorus
Campagnolo Khamsin
Selle Italia Slr Kit Carbonio
Look Keo Max 2 Carbon

7.8 kg.

My goal is get some nice wheels, and get the weight down to 6.8 kg. :) What you think, is it possible?

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DSCN0794 by The Dave, on Flickr
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by TheD

One more pic. :)
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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Timo wrote:Depends, my big inspiration was Berzins mid-ninteties TT bike ;)


Oh ok...cool.

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"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

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i need a better camera :( sorry for the crappy pic
nowhere ww tho

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Is that a C-Record rear derallieur?

That Berzin TT bike is proof that you cannot have too much Celeste.
Bianchi-Campagnolo

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OrenciaB
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by OrenciaB

Here's my Bianchi with Reynolds Strikes:

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With Bontrager RXL's:

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Here's me in a crit:

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Hey does all that Rapha and Hi-vis make you faster?

E777L
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by E777L

Time for my 3 additions :)

My very first road bicycle, a 1990 Bianchi Rekord 902 [original spec: "Made in Italy" cromoly frame (3 Oria tubes); Suntour GPX drivetrain; Modolo Mach 3 brakes; ITM Bianchi stem, ITM Mondial bar, Selle Italia Bianchi saddle, Ambrosio Elite wheels, Cobra bottle cages] awaiting restoration.

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My very second road bicycle, a short-lived 1997 Veloce [original spec: "Made in Italy" cromoly frame, Campagnolo Veloce gruppo & Moscow aero wheels], the most traditional of my Bianchi's.

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And separately below, after 10 years of Giant TCR, my brand new spanking 2012 Bianchi Oltre team issue :D
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by E777L

Presenting, my 2012 Bianchi Oltre "Vacansoleil-DCM" team issue rig, the best amongst all my previous ones :up:

Specs: 55cm carbon frame; Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 mechanical drivetrain with FSA K-Force "red/white" striped crank, brakes, bar and stem; temporary? Shimano Dura-Ace CL24 carbon laminate wheels; Michelin Pro3 Race tyres and AirComp Ultralight tubes; San Marco Concor Racing team saddle; Look Keo Blade pedals; Elite Custom bottle cages. Total weight as pictured (incl. Polar S725 computer and sensor plus carbon Topeak Micro Rocket pump on other side of photo and excluding 1.1kg of water): 7kg exactly.

This was a custom build to fully reflect the pro team bike (except for a KMC X10SL gold chain and no FFWD F6R carbon tubulars with DT240s hubs - dream upgrade) as raced in the first half of 2012, since the "retail" team issue bike instead runs Dura-Ace 7900 brakes and "celeste" FSA K-Force cockpit parts... and Elite Sior instead of Custom bottle cages :lol:

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Unfortunately, this bike came after a nasty road accident that initially put me on a wheelchair with a broken ankle, and unable to walk for 3 months thanks to a careless driver before New Year's 2011... but good things come to those who wait. So a special thanks to Bianchi Australia, Limar, Selle San Marco for their hand in getting me back on a bike, this awesome bike :) .

The key dream upgrade, as I mentioned above, now remains a sweet set of FFWD F6R wheels to be able to finally really have my "pro tour" Oltre look like the one below! By all accounts... who needs Zipp, Mavic, Fulcrum or Shimano... the FFWD wheels not only look fantastic in celeste but are also a match for the rest in terms of performance also thanks to DARC aero design, 1350g light hand-made construction & quality... if not excellent value for money! http://www.ffwdwheels.com/products/wheels/road-tubular/f6r-celeste/

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mbdub80
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by mbdub80

Kjetil wrote:Is that a C-Record rear derallieur?

That Berzin TT bike is proof that you cannot have too much Celeste.

yes sir, 1st gen c record. i've replaced it with a newer c-record (a gen up) since the Ti positioner snapped. I was lucky to found a replacement in ebay, and therefore i decided to decommission it all together.

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by dadoflam08

OK - finally joined the Bianchi club this week - my next project is to restore this to mint condition - 1959 Bianchi Tour De France roadbike. Stay tuned
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'83 De Rosa Professional |'11 Baum Corretto |'08 BMC Pro Machine >6 |'86 Pinarello Team |'72 Cinelli SC |'58 Bianchi |'71 Cinelli SC |'78 Masi GC |'83 La Redoute Motobecane |'94 Banesto Pegoretti |'88 Bianchi X4 |'48 Super Elliott |'99 Look Kg281

E777L
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by E777L

Awesome! Where did you find it?

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dadoflam08
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Ebay - Netherlands. Should come up a treat when re-finished with new chrome, celeste paintwork and decals.
'83 De Rosa Professional |'11 Baum Corretto |'08 BMC Pro Machine >6 |'86 Pinarello Team |'72 Cinelli SC |'58 Bianchi |'71 Cinelli SC |'78 Masi GC |'83 La Redoute Motobecane |'94 Banesto Pegoretti |'88 Bianchi X4 |'48 Super Elliott |'99 Look Kg281

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