JWolf wrote:NPlus, my first high end bike - about 25 years ago was a Bianch and I loved it.
He's saying his first high end bike 25 years ago was a Bianchi and he wants another one
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Do current Bianchis have anything in common with those of 25 years ago, other than the name, logo, and color (in the case of Celeste)?JWolf wrote:Plus, my first high end bike - about 25 years ago was a Bianch and I loved it.
wrote:OP has an R5CA but it's a super light build and not the most comfortable thing to ride all day long. I like the bike a lot - much more than the S5 - even though I'm faster on the S5 and the Di2 is slick. But I want a couple of things out of the z1. First, I want to build a comfortable bike without the compromises of a super light build. For example, on the CA I am using THM Fibula brakes. Not the strongest brakes or best brakes around. But very good for the idea behind the CA. Super light, and they make the bike stop. That said, Super record and dura ace brakes are much much better - but also weigh about twice as much. I also really like the Campy UT cranks - and cannot put them on my CA - even if I was willing to accept the weight penalty.Tragus
Second, I want a nice custom paint job. Thinking "superman" look for the bike. Not because I think I am superman, but I am a big fan of the idea of superman. Have always been since I was a kid.
Third, i like the idea of a custom bike project for the next couple of months. Enjoy doing the research on the build.
That all said, when I stopped riding most top tubes were straight, now most are sloped. My thinking was "why?". Even the cost is no object R5CA has a sloped top tube. They changed everything else, but kept the slope. So, I was wondering if there was a compelling reason, or just an industry shift. I haven't asked cervelo the question, and am curious why they kept the slope. I may ask them next time I speak with them just to get their reason. It's pretty clear to me that on this bike they could have done anything they wanted. That said, maybe they kept it because all of their other stuff is sloped.
But, all, thanks for all the great feedback.