My dream bike build - Bianchi Oltre XR

Who are you (no off-topic talk please)

Moderator: Moderator Team

User avatar
Martin.F
Posts: 763
Joined: Sat May 28, 2005 9:21 pm
Location: Norway, Drammen

by Martin.F

Hi!

So it's time for me to build a new bike. Some of you might have seen my lightweight 29'er (as in my signature), and my Cervelo s2. The Cervelo is now to be sold to make room and money for a new bike - the bike of my dreams. I've loved cycling and bikes since I was 13, so it's been 10 years now. I remember looking in my dads bike catalogues, drooling over the oh-so-expensive but gorgeous bikes in them. I started off mountainbiking and did that for 3-4 years before I got a road bike from my father. It wasn't the best bike - but it got me hooked.

Back to the catalogues. There was one special catalogue that I drooled over more than the others - the one with Bianchi bikes in them. I loved the shapes, the passion and the colours of them. They seemed so filled with the pure soul and passion of cycling, and I always wanted to get one. I've never had the funds or possibility to buy one until now. So here's my buildthread. It won't be a super-ww build, but it will be light enough.

Here's a teaser:

Image
Bianchi Oltre XR by Martin.F., on Flickr
Last edited by Martin.F on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
WTB Syncros bar/stem unit for foil

User avatar
Martin.F
Posts: 763
Joined: Sat May 28, 2005 9:21 pm
Location: Norway, Drammen

by Martin.F

Here's the build list:

Frameset: Bianchi Oltre XR 50cm EPS
Headset: FSA orbit c-40
Expander: Carbon-ti x-plug with Bianchi Logo
Stem: Deda superleggero
Handlebar: Deda superleggera
Saddle: Fizik Arione r1
Handlebartape: Fizik Microtex glossy
Crankset: Sanded Sram Quarq s975 with Praxis works classic 53-39
Pedals: Speedplay zero titanium
Groupset: Campagnolo record EPS
Training wheels: Campagnolo Zonda with Chorus cassette, Vittoria rubino tires and Latex tubes
Racing wheels: Lightweight Standard gen 3 with record 11-25 cassette and Continental Sprinter tires
WTB Syncros bar/stem unit for foil

User avatar
astranoc
Posts: 458
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:43 am

by astranoc

Indeed a dream bike build, can't wait to see it ready!

User avatar
Martin.F
Posts: 763
Joined: Sat May 28, 2005 9:21 pm
Location: Norway, Drammen

by Martin.F

Framesize 50cm, celeste colour, EPS ready:

Frameweight (including alu bottle cage bolts): 847g
Derailleur hanger weight): 11g
Seatpostclamp weight: 24g
Seatpost weight: 189g
Uncut fork weight: 360g

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

Image
Bianchi Oltre XR headbadge by Martin.F., on Flickr

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

Image
Bianchi Oltre XR derailleur hanger weight by Martin.F., on Flickr

Image
Bianchi Oltre XR seatpost clamp weight by Martin.F., on Flickr

Image
Bianchi Oltre XR seatpost weight by Martin.F., on Flickr

Image
Bianchi Oltre XR fork weight uncut by Martin.F., on Flickr

Image
Fsa orbit c-40 weight by Martin.F., on Flickr

Image
Carbon-ti X-plug "Bianchi" Weight by Martin.F., on Flickr
WTB Syncros bar/stem unit for foil

User avatar
trustbran
Posts: 129
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:07 pm

by trustbran

Will be a great build fo sho!

User avatar
btompkins0112
Posts: 2693
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:04 am
Location: Mississippi

by btompkins0112

Looking great! Dream build for sure......if only I had $$ before the wife instead of the other way 'round.....

User avatar
Quinn039
Posts: 273
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:56 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

by Quinn039

interested to see where/how this goes. nice start so far.

sawyer
Posts: 4490
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:45 pm
Location: Natovi Landing

by sawyer

Nice start ... I know it's a small frame, but that's still a pretty decent weight given they didn't stint on paint (or exotic headtube badges!)
----------------------------------------
Stiff, Light, Aero - Pick Three!! :thumbup:

plpete
Posts: 529
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Location: DC

by plpete

Impressive weight indeed! Italian bikes are not always the lightest but they do make them quite beautiful. Really looking forward to the finished product. Being your dream bike, take your time with it and get it perfect down to the details :thumbup:

User avatar
carbon2329
Posts: 852
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:13 am
Location: Utah

by carbon2329

Wow, great weight.

Can't wait to see it finished with a ride report. :thumbup:

User avatar
Martin.F
Posts: 763
Joined: Sat May 28, 2005 9:21 pm
Location: Norway, Drammen

by Martin.F

WTB Syncros bar/stem unit for foil

Marwin3000
Shop Wrench
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:54 am
Location: Oslo, Norway

by Marwin3000

This is going to be beautiful!!

Gleder meg til å følge videre!

plpete
Posts: 529
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Location: DC

by plpete

Nice collection of parts! Personally, I don't like the looks of the shiny bar tapes. I purchased the same white but in regular matte and it looks beautiful.

User avatar
Martin.F
Posts: 763
Joined: Sat May 28, 2005 9:21 pm
Location: Norway, Drammen

by Martin.F

I really didn't expect it to be that shiny, so I was a little dissapointed when I got it actually. I ordered it because of how easy it is to clean. I'll see how it turns out when wrapped and mounted, and if I don't like it it's not the most expensive thing to replace :)
WTB Syncros bar/stem unit for foil

wpccrunner
in the industry
Posts: 364
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:34 pm
Location: North Carolina

by wpccrunner

if i were to get a new frame this would be it. beauty

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post