Bianchi Specialissima 57 celeste matt

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hannawald
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by hannawald

As I like to read about bikes of others here, I need to post my beauty to contribute:)

So here is my built:

Frame size 57, incl. derailleurs hangers, seatpost clamp and hole covers 885g
Frame brake alu inserts 15g
Fork cut 357g
Chain PYC SP1101 unshortened 233g
3T Ergonova Team handlebar 42 C-C (incl. temporary install plastic cable guides) 188
Bianchi cork celeste handlebar tape incl. bar plugs (cut) 42g
Kalloy Uno Ultralight 7 Alu 7050 with ti bolts 100mm -7 95g
Stem spacers 17g
Bianchi FSA headset 43g
Bianchi expander incl top cap and nut 20g
C-bear GXP ceramic BB 93g
Sram Red GXP crankset with Stronglight outer chainring 50-34 172.5 525g
Speedplay Zero (titanium tuned) pedals 140g
Campagnolo Bora One AC3 35mm tubular 1192g
Vittoria Corsa 25mm G+ tubular tyres (grey walls) 586g
Spin Stix titanium spindle quick release 58g
Berk Lupina padded saddle oval rails 94g
Darimo T1 350mm seatpost, UD matt, reinforced to 100kg 95g
Lekki 8 brakes with Campagnolo red pads 155g
Ciclovation brake cables 50g
Sram red etap front der 160g
Sram red etap rear der 240g
Sram red 11-28 cassette 165g
Sram red etap shifters 266g
bottle cages Carbonworks 14g
Raceware garmin holder 15g
garmin cadence sensor 8g
glue, air and lubricants 21g
Total 5780g
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dolophonic
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by dolophonic

Oh la la ! bellissimo

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hannawald
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by hannawald

Thanks:) I know it will be nicer without those stem spacers, but i have short hands, we will see..
If anyone has some ideas how to improve, i am open to new ideas. I will try Stronglight chainring probably and Powercordz cables..

FTPWhor
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by FTPWhor

Beautiful bike!! What is the stack height of the headset cap?? What’s your height and saddle length?? Thanks!

hannawald
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by hannawald

Headset top cap is 8.7mm, saddle length should be 280mm. I am 184cm and saddle to the center of BB is 77.3cm.

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VTR1000SP2
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by VTR1000SP2

I think it looks great even with the stem spacers but I'm not a fan of the colour-matched pedals, sorry.
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hannawald
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by hannawald

Thanks for your feedback:), any suggestion appreciated. I am fine with pedals, I must say the colour quite match and they are 140g, they were not expensive with chinese titanium axle, so I wouldn´t change that...
I may change outer chainring for Stronglight with ceramic coating to save around 40g. Next on the list are EE brakes, may be as a X-mass update..it will save around 60-70g. I may use lighter spacers, but that will be couple of grams. Other than that I can´t see a space for improvement.
- there are couple of grams lighter expanders, but the difference is not huge and this one was supplied by Bianchi, so safe to ride..
- with Ceramic speed I can save 30g on BB, but people say they have their problems..
- Claviculas will be lighter by 120g, but 1100 euros sounds crazy at the moment
- lighter wheels than Bora with same stiffness and aero?
- lighter tyres with similar durability, comfort and rolling resistance?
- I don´t want to change Spin Stix axles, rotating the lever to tighten the qr seems a better system for me and DT RWS are heavier...I don´t trust ultra lightweight qr, it seems 1 out of 4 riders has problems with them...

nachetetm
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by nachetetm

I wouldn't change a single thing, the bike is perfect as it is and it has the best parts you can install. Any of your listed changes will drop some grams but will probably work worse than the parts you have. Not worthy in my opinion.

hannawald
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by hannawald

Thanks! Actually I believe Ee brakes are better than Sram, from what i have read here, so not only lighter..it is maybe just not very reasonable upgrade because my current setup is very similar to my ex disc brake bike (in nice weather). Black colour may also be nicer.

Geoff
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by Geoff

Ok, that's nice. How 'matte' is it?

hannawald
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by hannawald

if you ask, how is it to clean, then it´s how you would expect..it attracts dirt much easier than glossy frames..
But worth it in my oppinion. No photo can show, how nice the colour is when outside..

hannawald
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by hannawald

Shall I paint the seatpost in celeste? I have the spray, afraid of spoiling Darimo seatpost:)
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HenHarrier
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by HenHarrier

themidge wrote:NO! Absolutely not!
^ What themidge said. Things should look good close up as well, and your seatpost is something of a statement just as it is

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Geoff
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by Geoff

I dunno, if you can get a real match with the frameset, it might look really good. You may need to do the stem, too...

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