My dream bike build - Bianchi Oltre XR

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ultyguy
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by ultyguy

btompkins0112 wrote:......if only I had $$ before the wife instead of the other way 'round.....


The other way 'round is more depressing, trust me, it just floats away and you don't even get to enjoy ;)

edit- oh and I totaly lust for an Oltre. Any rationale behind their claims of the nano-tech making the thing more crash resistant?

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pje0713
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by pje0713

Beautiful frame. Excited to see it finalized.

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Martin.F
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Martin.F
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No f***ing lead cable, so quite a bit of precise navigation and some colorful swearing :evil: :x :x

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by Montana

Very exciting! Looking good!!!!

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Martin.F
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So, sanding is pretty much done. Some polishing with 1200 needed before applying clearcoat. I wonder what to do with the spider... :noidea: I want to remove the silvery parts and leave only the Quarq logo on the batterycap and the ant+ logo. Suggestions very welcome!

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Speedplay zero titanium weight by Martin.F., on Flickr

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Quarq s975 weight by Martin.F., on Flickr

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Quarq s975 chainring weight by Martin.F., on Flickr

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Before sanding by Martin.F., on Flickr

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Quarq s975 by Martin.F., on Flickr

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Sanded crankarms by Martin.F., on Flickr

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Sanded crankarm by Martin.F., on Flickr

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Sanded crankarm by Martin.F., on Flickr
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Martin.F
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Acetone didn't work, so until I find the patience to paint or whatever, this will have to do:

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Quarq s975 sanded with Praxis works by Martin.F., on Flickr

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Quarq s975 sanded with Praxis works by Martin.F., on Flickr
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With Lightweights and Zondas for training? [/homer drool]

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Martin.F
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Steertube cutoff by Martin.F., on Flickr

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Quarq s975 sanded with Praxis weight by Martin.F., on Flickr




And the bike is done. Took me all of yesterday to sand, build and adjust it, but now it's done. Final weight is 6550g (+-10gms, don't have a hanging scale), and the ride is extremely responsive. I've only done a few there-and-back-again to try it out, but it feels so much more nimble and agile than my Cervelo. Will give it a hard vo2max session later today to really get the feel of it!
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Martin.F
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On beforehand, I appologize for the bad posing of the bike. I had been working on it for 13 hours straight, so I was kind of tired... I will take a better photo with my proper camera once the fog clears :)

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Bianchi Oltre XR by Martin.F., on Flickr
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ultyguy
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by ultyguy

So f-ing hot, great ride and a very worthy build, chapeau!

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by Martin1977

Great bike !!!
I'm looking forward to see more pictures.

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by kgt

+1

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Quinn039
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by Quinn039

looks lovely! the white/white bar/saddle works well here. proves not everything Bianchi need be celeste...

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