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iheartbianchi
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by iheartbianchi

Long-time lurker here, finally got around to creating an account!

I'm currently based in South Korea, but wanted to show off my babies:

Bianchi Oltre XR4 (53cm / 130mm stem) - matte celeste
Campy Super Record 11spd Mechanical
Bora Ultra 50 Tubs

Bianchi Specialissimia Pantani Edition (53cm / 120mm stem)
Campy Super Record / Chorus mix 11spd Mechanical
Currently on Fulcrum Racing Zero clinchers, keeping it old school :)

I rarely have the time to ride these days, so I have put only 1,000km on my Oltre and maybe 200km on the Specialissima to date :( When I used to ride seriously, I rode a mix of Colnago, Cannondale, LeMond and other Bianchis, but now I'm old and have other commitments so these are mostly for my viewing pleasure :)

Oh and a bit about myself. My first ever roadbike was a lovely black and yellow 5spd Colnago with full campy record with downtube shifters. One of my biggest regrets is selling it off, considering I only got a couple of hundred for it - I wish I could I find it, I would pay a pretty penny for it now. I will probably sell off the Oltre at some point, but the Specialissima is staying with me to my grave!
Pantani1.jpg
Pantani2.jpg
OltreXR4.jpg
Bianchi Oltre XR4
Celeste Matte
Campy SR 11spd mechanical
Bora Ultra 50 tubs
Viseon 5D / stock bits and parts

Bianchi Specialissima Pantani Edition
Campy SR / Chorus 11spd mechanical
Fulcrum Racing Speed 35 tubs
FSA / Deda bits and parts

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kgt
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by kgt

:welcome:
Great bikes! Especially the Pantani one.

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iheartbianchi
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by iheartbianchi

kgt wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:29 am
:welcome:
Great bikes! Especially the Pantani one.
Thank you! I thought I was a bit crazy buying two new rim brake bikes just as disc versions were launching, but I was on the waiting list for the Pantani for about 6 months when I got the call that one in my size was available so I had to jump on it. People ask me why I have Chorus and aluminum wheels on my Pantani all the time, but it's funny, I must prefer to ride the Pantani than the XR4!
Bianchi Oltre XR4
Celeste Matte
Campy SR 11spd mechanical
Bora Ultra 50 tubs
Viseon 5D / stock bits and parts

Bianchi Specialissima Pantani Edition
Campy SR / Chorus 11spd mechanical
Fulcrum Racing Speed 35 tubs
FSA / Deda bits and parts

hannawald
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by hannawald

:beerchug:
Really nice, enjoy!:)

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Kjetil
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by Kjetil

Very nice. You choice of wheels for the Specialissima almost mirrors mine: I use Shamal tubeless.
The bars, are they Deda RHM?
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PokojniToza
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by PokojniToza

Nice bikes. I've seen a couple of days ago that now they have the black version of the Pantani.

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Kjetil
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Yes, it was black to make it lighter back in the days. That Oropa comeback from a mechanical must be (together with the Gewiss 1-2-3 in F-W in 93) the defining optic of the EPO era.



Everybody should read The Death of Marco Pantani by Matt Rendell.
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The Specialissima

iheartbianchi
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by iheartbianchi

Kjetil wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:25 am
Very nice. You choice of wheels for the Specialissima almost mirrors mine: I use Shamal tubeless.
The bars, are they Deda RHM?
Very good eye on the Dedas! I decided to go full "bling" on the Oltre (since it's supposed to be a "race" bike) but I went with common sense on the Specialissima since it's not meant to be the lightest or fastest bike, just the nicest!
Bianchi Oltre XR4
Celeste Matte
Campy SR 11spd mechanical
Bora Ultra 50 tubs
Viseon 5D / stock bits and parts

Bianchi Specialissima Pantani Edition
Campy SR / Chorus 11spd mechanical
Fulcrum Racing Speed 35 tubs
FSA / Deda bits and parts

iheartbianchi
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PokojniToza wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Nice bikes. I've seen a couple of days ago that now they have the black version of the Pantani.
I did see the black Pantani, I didn't realize it was meant to be lighter. I thought they made it "black" to signify what a dark day (and Giro) that was for Pantani...
Bianchi Oltre XR4
Celeste Matte
Campy SR 11spd mechanical
Bora Ultra 50 tubs
Viseon 5D / stock bits and parts

Bianchi Specialissima Pantani Edition
Campy SR / Chorus 11spd mechanical
Fulcrum Racing Speed 35 tubs
FSA / Deda bits and parts

spartan
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by spartan

nah.. big texan crushing it in 2001 alp de huez

pantani was great but ferrari trained lance destroyed him in 2000 tour.
Kjetil wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Yes, it was black to make it lighter back in the days. That Oropa comeback from a mechanical must be (together with the Gewiss 1-2-3 in F-W in 93) the defining optic of the EPO era.



Everybody should read The Death of Marco Pantani by Mark Rendell.
Current Rides:

2018 Madone SLR DISC DI2 9XXX
2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 DI2 9150

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Calnago
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by Calnago

Kjetil wrote:Yes, it was black to make it lighter back in the days. That Oropa comeback from a mechanical must be (together with the Gewiss 1-2-3 in F-W in 93) the defining optic of the EPO era.

Everybody should read The Death of Marco Pantani by Mark Rendell.
Thanks for posting the video. Loved watching it. And love the bikes from that era too.
Colnago C64 - The Naked Build; Colnago C60 - PR99; Trek Koppenberg - Where Emonda and Domane Meet;
Unlinked Builds (searchable): Colnago C59 - 5 Years Later; Trek Emonda SL Campagnolo SR; Special Colnago EPQ

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Kjetil
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Pantani was destroyed before 2000, spartan. Read that book.

But yes I have forgotten most of those crazy LA uphills. Good on me.

Edit: Found a shot of Pantani's 2000 TdF bike. Pink for yellow also on the kit. I wouldn't be surprised i Bianchi makes a replica of this one too as a remembrance of the sadness of the aftermath.

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coreyaugustus
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by coreyaugustus

As if the Specialissima wasn't special enough, they had to go and give it that awesome paint. So cool.

wfcarrot
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by wfcarrot

The aluminum wheels are really fit this frame. Hows the weight?
2018 Sworks Tarmac SL6 - 7.2kg
2017 Colnago C60 - 6.29kg

iheartbianchi
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by iheartbianchi

wfcarrot wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:22 pm
The aluminum wheels are really fit this frame. Hows the weight?
It was 6.76kg last time I weighed it - probably weighed down by the mix of Chorus parts.
Bianchi Oltre XR4
Celeste Matte
Campy SR 11spd mechanical
Bora Ultra 50 tubs
Viseon 5D / stock bits and parts

Bianchi Specialissima Pantani Edition
Campy SR / Chorus 11spd mechanical
Fulcrum Racing Speed 35 tubs
FSA / Deda bits and parts

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