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Old 12-29-2012, 10:57 PM   #6426
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Beautiful. You are going to love it. I love my Bianchi (same era).

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I had meant to go for a long overdue MTB ride this morning, but woke up to find that it had rained overnight. Again.


I was over at some friend's house this evening and complaining about how I need to buy another road bike for such eventualities, and they asked "you want the one in the garage?"



Early '90's Bianchi Veloce with Campy components. Needs tires and a thorough tune-up, maybe a longer stem, but will clean up nicely!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #6427
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Beautiful. You are going to love it. I love my Bianchi (same era).
I'm stoked that it actually fits me. She's shorter than I am by a bit, but she must have longer legs. I probably won't even need to adjust the seatpost. I'll have to get it out on the road before I can tell if the stem is going to be long enough.

I also need to buy some tools. I don't have anything for threaded headsets or these old bottom brackets, and they'll both need service for sure.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:21 AM   #6428
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Nice score there. with some modern wheels, it'd be really hot.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:06 AM   #6429
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I'm stoked that it actually fits me. She's shorter than I am by a bit, but she must have longer legs. I probably won't even need to adjust the seatpost. I'll have to get it out on the road before I can tell if the stem is going to be long enough.

I also need to buy some tools. I don't have anything for threaded headsets or these old bottom brackets, and they'll both need service for sure.
Did your friend happen to buy that bike in Atlanta off Craigslist? If so, I believe my friend might have sold it to her since you don't see this type of Bianchi everyday. Sweet ride!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #6430
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Nice score there. with some modern wheels, it'd be really hot.
I don't want to sink a ton of money into it, but I'm already thinking some Ksyrium Elites or Bonty Race Lites, but I don't know much about Campy components, and unsure about compatibility with the 8spd cassette. To that end, I spotted some very sexy looking Campy wheels on eBay at a fairly reasonable price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WHEELSET-Cam...item25791d4ded

It looks like I can reliably get those as takeoffs for ~$230. I imagine that I could use the 8spd cassette with a spacer on the 9/10/11 cassette body?

That'll have to wait a bit though. I need to focus on getting it rideable first.

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Did your friend happen to buy that bike in Atlanta off Craigslist? If so, I believe my friend might have sold it to her since you don't see this type of Bianchi everyday. Sweet ride!
She bought it new in ~'92.


EDIT: Just read on Sheldon Brown that the 8spd Campy cassette body spline is different from the 9/10/11 spd.

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #6431
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:29 PM   #6432
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pothole? ouch. I've never had any problems with continentals...
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:34 PM   #6433
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Jumping curbs?




Spent some time on the Bianchi. I aired the tires up and rode it around the neighborhood, and this bike doesn't need anything beyond a headset servicing. Even the shifting is flawless!

I found the wireless setup, apart from the cadence magnet, for my computer, so I mounted that. Once I get some headset wrenches I'll be able to start putting miles on it. I ordered a Flite Gel Ti last night, so that should be able to go on soon.

Still a little bummed that it'll be difficult to put some modern wheels on it though.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #6434
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I'm looking for decent chain lock to secure my $500 commuter bike in Chicago. I was thinking about this one Amazon.com: OnGuard Beast 5017 Bicycle Chain Lock: Sports & Outdoors but it is in my upper price limit. Could you recommend me something better or cheaper?
Get a long u lock and a cable. Use the u lock to secure the rear wheel, frame and rack, and run the cable around the frame, both wheels, rack and the u lock. I've been parking in Chicago for years with no problem.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:22 PM   #6435
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Get a long u lock and a cable. Use the u lock to secure the rear wheel, frame and rack, and run the cable around the frame, both wheels, rack and the u lock. I've been parking in Chicago for years with no problem.
I use this method and same.

If you want to be extra OCD, take off the front, place along the rear, and run the chain through the frame/rack/both wheels. Basically the same, but looks more like a PITA to steal.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #6436
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JK - nice bike.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:49 PM   #6437
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pothole? ouch. I've never had any problems with continentals...
No. I think it was my faulty install. The tire was probably not seated properly and the tube work its way out. The tube and tire BLEW like a firecracker. It happened fast, I felt the flat and a few revolutions later BOOM.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #6438
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:29 AM   #6439
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bought a new seat for the bike, its much more comfortable than my san marco aspide and matches my bike. the seat was the team limited edition and comes with fizik green handle bar tape. painted the red FSA strip to green to match the rest of the bike

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:32 AM   #6440
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looks great , slam dat stem BRO
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:47 AM   #6441
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:00 AM   #6442
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:12 AM   #6443
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I'm picking up a new (to me) Fisher Cronus Ultimate this afternoon! Fulcrum Racing 1 wheels. Dude. Red crank, DA shifters and deraillers. Should be right ~15lbs with the new SS Speedplays I got for my bday, especially awesome considering I need a 58. Not a bad upgrade from the 12 y/o aluminum triple I'm coming from......stiffer AND smoother.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:14 AM   #6444
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Still a little bummed that it'll be difficult to put some modern wheels on it though.
i have a 94 Colnago Masterlight with a Campy Record 8spd group. was able to get Mavic Ksyriums on there, with a new Campy chain and 9spd Campy cassette. there are some compatibility issues with the old and new stuff, basically no one makes an 8spd colnago cassette that will work with spacing on modern wheels. the 9spd cassette does work, but the lowest gear is locked out. only a real problem on descents, where i run out of pedal around 40.

if you've got any specific questions about my setup or what i went through to get it done, just let me know!

enjoy the ride.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:21 PM   #6445
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i have a 94 Colnago Masterlight with a Campy Record 8spd group. was able to get Mavic Ksyriums on there, with a new Campy chain and 9spd Campy cassette. there are some compatibility issues with the old and new stuff, basically no one makes an 8spd colnago cassette that will work with spacing on modern wheels. the 9spd cassette does work, but the lowest gear is locked out. only a real problem on descents, where i run out of pedal around 40.

if you've got any specific questions about my setup or what i went through to get it done, just let me know!

enjoy the ride.
I'm reading that I could use a Shimano compatible wheelset, then I can use Shimano or SRAM 8spd cassettes if I replace the spacers with a set from Wheels Mfg. That'll correct it to Campy spacing, and I'll be able to use cheaper and more readily available cassettes.

Have you looked into that?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #6446
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I'm reading that I could use a Shimano compatible wheelset, then I can use Shimano or SRAM 8spd cassettes if I replace the spacers with a set from Wheels Mfg. That'll correct it to Campy spacing, and I'll be able to use cheaper and more readily available cassettes.

Have you looked into that?
That's probably possible- the Campy 8 speed cassettes from that era tend to be just a pile of cogs and spacers, so if you have a Shimano wheel with a loose cog cassette, just use the Campy spacers (maybe with an extra spacer on the end or something).

Having said that, while modern wheels look neat, there's still something to be said for a nice classic set with some decent rims and nice hubs that last forever (and most importantly, have serviceable cup and cone bearings and non-proprietary spokes you can get at any bike shop). You can still find new Record 8 speed cassettes for around as much as a 10 speed 105 cassette....

That Bianchi will last forever- I have a 2001 veloce, and other than an irrational urge to change the fork and headset, it needs nothing. Sure, it's a full four pounds heavier than a $5,000 crabon fribé wonderbike, but I could stand to lose a good 15....
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:50 PM   #6447
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Hey Vick- I'm not following exactly how fancy of a wheelset you're looking for, but I do have a spare set of Ambrosio 32spokes collecting dust in my garage from my 2001 Italian ride. They're blue too..... Not light but are Campy 9-spd freehub. No extra cassette though, those things seem to cost a mint.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:44 PM   #6448
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I have a V10 as well, but no good pics at the moment.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:17 PM   #6449
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That's probably possible- the Campy 8 speed cassettes from that era tend to be just a pile of cogs and spacers, so if you have a Shimano wheel with a loose cog cassette, just use the Campy spacers (maybe with an extra spacer on the end or something).

Having said that, while modern wheels look neat, there's still something to be said for a nice classic set with some decent rims and nice hubs that last forever (and most importantly, have serviceable cup and cone bearings and non-proprietary spokes you can get at any bike shop). You can still find new Record 8 speed cassettes for around as much as a 10 speed 105 cassette....

That Bianchi will last forever- I have a 2001 veloce, and other than an irrational urge to change the fork and headset, it needs nothing. Sure, it's a full four pounds heavier than a $5,000 crabon fribé wonderbike, but I could stand to lose a good 15....
Believe me, the itch to put a carbon fork on has already started, and I know what you're saying about the wheelset, but it would be nice to drop some rotating weight. Veloce being the low end of the line I'm sure that these wheels are a good bit heavier than even a lower end modern Ksyrium or equivalent.

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Hey Vick- I'm not following exactly how fancy of a wheelset you're looking for, but I do have a spare set of Ambrosio 32spokes collecting dust in my garage from my 2001 Italian ride. They're blue too..... Not light but are Campy 9-spd freehub. No extra cassette though, those things seem to cost a mint.
Thanks for the offer, but I can't use a Campy 9spd wheelset without swapping my whole drivetrain to 9spd. I think that when I do do something with the wheels it will be to a Shimano compatible and use the Campy spacers. Also, I'm not thinking that fancy at all, $200-250 range, so Ksyrium Elites or Bonty Race Lites maybe.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:42 PM   #6450
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