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Bianchi SS Picture, my new ride(7 posts)

Bianchi SS Picture, my new rideFixie-ated
Jun 17, 2003 4:02 AM
I fianally have posted a picture of my Bianchi Limited SS. Origanally, I had this set up as a 42X17 fixed. I just did not feel too comfortable with my commute so I decided to try SS.

I swapped out my 42 for a 53 and the 17 fixed for an ACS 17 freewheel. AWESOME! The gearing is a bit on the big side but I enjoy a couple of 40 mph hills on my route.

Since I am not officially fixed at the time, I still promise to pedal even on the downhills.
Beautiful Bike!carpe_podium
Jun 17, 2003 6:33 AM
Something about a celeste Bianchi! I'm "fixing" my old Bianchi too. Is that the original paint and decals? You're gonna have to change you handle to SS-ated ;)
Wow 53x17!LC
Jun 17, 2003 9:18 AM
Nice bike! You must be really strong to push a 53x17 up the hills. I know I could not do it, but I guess that is why I am only a Cat 4.
Mmmm, celesteTig
Jun 17, 2003 10:00 AM
What a fine looking bike! A true modern classic. The LBS I work at carries Bianchi. As nice as the new ones are with various colors and designs, I still like the traditional celeste ones the most. Now if only we had one with horizontal dropouts...

53 x 17? Ouch!
:-)
Nice ride...OverStuffed
Jun 17, 2003 1:41 PM
That's a nice looking setup. What made you uncomfortable on the commute? In my rides around the DC metro area, I've seen a lot of different fixie setups. Two brakes, one brake, no brakes, a decent range of gearing. For a lot of riders, what works as a commuter fixie, won't work for other rides (I know I want something slightly larger than my 42 x 16 when I'm not commuting.). Maybe a different setup would help.

Keep on cruisin.
Nice ride...reminds me of first Bianchi I ever saw....last year!Trevo
Jun 19, 2003 7:04 PM
A Bianchi, celest of course, is definatly one of the top 5 frames Iam looking for right now. Or would definatly like to own in the future.
One of the first Bianchi's I ever saw was in my brothers Dads basement. It was to the best of my memory, pre 1980's,very cool campy groupo,Dura-Ace head-set...you know the kind that took the special wrenches to adjust, a rear Tubular wheel. he said that he'd re-painted it twice, and after closer inspection the top-tube cable guides were rusted OFF! The sweat dripping off of his body eventually rusted the cable guides away! After 20 plus years, two paint jobs, two trips to a welder, the bike was retired. Replaced by a Tip-Top Ultegra clad Lemond.
Bianchi's are Hot!
Nice ride, but yikes! 53X17? Ouch!KG 361
Jun 21, 2003 11:21 AM
My knees and back hurt just typing that.