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kuhisek
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And he should know. He rides a Cannondale Synapse.

Now if you'd said he rides a Passoni, or a De Rosa...

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Forgot to post this - a US site, ProCycleGear, that has some of the same shirts with better photos and more info.

It also has some national champion shirts, including Mexico, Sweden and Ireland.

[ 06.11.2007, 08:10: Message edited by: kuhsek ]

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Felicity, I guess so
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Grazie, Fausto. Allora, andiamo:

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The reason I was able to get a Bianchi was because I am, ahem, impersonating an employee of another institution. He's ordered it from his employer's scheme, but it's for me. As long as they don't question why a 5'11" man wants a 53cm frame, we might just get away with it.

Until it arrives and is parked between my buttocks, it's still just a dream bike, but should be mine within 3 weeks.

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As long as they don't question why a 5'11" man wants a 53cm frame, we might just get away with it.

Well, it's a sloping top tube, so that's one size less for a start. And obviously he prefers a smaller rear triangle and longer seat tube setup, for better power transference, climbing ability and rigidity under... er... load. Or something.

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Excellent!

That's rather beautiful.

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Felicity, I guess so
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While awaiting it i am amassing a fuller selection of Bianchi kit to wear.

Won some bibtights on ebay the other night, but I've just lost the auction for a Mercatone-Bianchi winter headband. I rode home today and it is certainly getting chilly/windy enough for a headband. That's my excuse anyway.

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Fausto Ptang
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Felicity, Felicity, that fills me with electricity.

What a beauty.

As for the headband - I wear one under my helmet at this time of year. I'm cycling at 7:30 most mornings and anyone who doesn't have something around their ears is going to feel it. Looking like 'il Pirate'? Well - why not, eh?

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I've got a lightweight polartec bonnet thing for this time of year, which rolls up really small. I did 80 kms out in the hills the other afternoon and when I set out in bright sunshine, I had two layers of pockets jammed with cold-weather stuff, so that I looked like a hunchback. By the time I got back, just after sundown, I was wearing all of it.

By the way, I bought an adidas "climawarm" outer layer, and it's very good (there's no way I'm paying Assos or Rapha prices). I need some good winter tights, though - my 3/4 length ones aren't warm enough.

Houp. Forgot to say: lovely bike, Felicity.

[ 07.11.2007, 09:34: Message edited by: kuhsek ]

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I'm basking in the warm glow of everyone's appreciation, while understanding it's for the bike.

I've never understood why Bianchi bother to make bikes in anything other than celeste. I've seen some very dull-looking silver, silver/red etc combinations that are just, well...dull.

Do you think they might be worried that celeste isn't macho enough as a colour?

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For a while, they limited celeste to higher-end bikes for marketing purposes. I don't think it worked out so well...

I've got a non-celeste Bianchi; red, silver, and white. To my eye, at least, it looks rather spiffing.

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I don't know why Bianchi do any other colour either. It's like Ferrari doing blue.
The thing is, it's such a winning colour. As for being macho, it's a funny thing about cycling, it's the only time I'd wear pink, or polka dots or lycra and yet I do feel anything other than a cyclist. I think it's to do with the fact that it's so hard and tough. When I'm out on a ride and I stop for food or stop for whatever, I'm aware of how I look and yet I don't get any stick even though I expect it. I think it's because of the fact that I'm looking at them with a look which says, "Come on............you get on a bike and ride 80km up hills."
It's a respect thing. Do you think?

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Fausto Ptang
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Oh by the way Felicity - who is going to put your bike together? Have you bought pedals & shoes?
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Steels in Newcastle. I won some pedals and shoes (Shimano RO99 shoes-basic black ones/Ultegra SPD-SL) because I raised the most for charidee when I did the Northumberland hill ride.

To my eye, at least, it looks rather spiffing.


Didn't want to diss yer ride, Toro!

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I think the none-blue Bianchis came about when the original Bianchi company was brought out by an Italian engineering conglomerate.
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You mean they are not made by Eduardo's family in a small shed in northern Italy?

Has anyone seen this sumptious book. It has lovely images and whatnot of vintage cycling apparel. It's on my birthday list.

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Just heard that "my" cyclescheme voucher is now ready for collection.

I guess I take that to Steels and wait 3 weeks...

It'll be like getting a new bike for xmas. Not that I have any idea what that might be like (whine, whinge, '2nd son' issues etc).

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