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considering bianchi campione, campy mirage: comments?(17 posts)

considering bianchi campione, campy mirage: comments?jeffreyh
Mar 8, 2001 7:26 AM
1998 year, unused, $895. good deal or does this suck? any comments on mirage?
re: considering bianchi campione, campy mirage: comments?Dougal
Mar 8, 2001 7:30 AM
Don't know the bike, but have been riding on the group-set for several years now and it done me just fine. Not exactly light, and not very pretty but gets the job done, and it cheap and easy to fix. What more can you ask for at that kinda price?
re: considering bianchi campione, campy mirage: comments?ColnagoFE
Mar 8, 2001 7:37 AM
sounds a little high...especially since it's 8 speed (right?). I'd offer $600ish
CampioneAndy M-S
Mar 8, 2001 7:41 AM
I think it's a very good bike, but the price may be a tad high. I ride an older Campione, and I like its feel a lot, but that's subjective.

I agree with the poster who said around $600. That's a better price for this bike, given its age.
re: considering bianchi campione, campy mirage: comments?bartali
Mar 8, 2001 8:28 AM
I currently own a 98 Campione with Mirage 8 speed.

It weighs 25 lbs, the Mirage (like all Campy gruppos) needs 1500 miles to break in and the ride is a bit harsh up front.

I think it's a fine 1st bike to own but not for $800.
You can get a new Bianchi Giro ...bianchi boy
Mar 8, 2001 9:06 AM
w/ Shimano 105 components for $895 from gvhbikes.com Probably a much lighter bike and group, unless you're partial to Campy and steel frame.
New, but not really,TJeanloz
Mar 8, 2001 9:19 AM
Just for reference, the Giro on sale from gvhbikes.com is a 2000 model. The 2001 is way cooler looking with carbon wrapped seat and chainstays.

Ted
Yea, but...Cartman
Mar 8, 2001 10:31 AM
my 2000 Giro cost $1295 at the LBS. I love it, almost 4000 miles since new last March
you guys ROCKHaiku d'état
Mar 8, 2001 10:13 AM
now i'm really seriously considering the giro at gvhbikes.com. wondering if 57 or 59 cm would fit, as i'm currently comfortable on my 58 cm 2000 specialized allez a1 sport (?).

anybody else want to comment on the 2000 Bianchi Giro?

thanks to all who've chimed-in. i really appreciate your opinions!
you guys ROCKTJeanloz
Mar 8, 2001 11:12 AM
If you were on a 58 Specialized, you will need at LEAST a 59 Bianchi, more likely a 61. Specialized bikes run HUGE. For example, I'd ride a 57 Bianchi, but a 54 Specialized.
you guys ROCKHaiku d'état
Mar 8, 2001 11:23 AM
funny, i'm hearing the opposite from GVH: 57. perhaps i should drop by the lbs to sit on a 57cm bianchi (provided they have one built-up).

last bike was a 56 cm cdale crit, too small, and i ride 19" specialized mtb.

whattaya think?
Frame sizeHap
Mar 8, 2001 11:34 AM
I can't tell you which size you need, but I definitely recommond that find one near by to try for size before you order one. And you never know, the LBS might have just as good a price.

Hap
you'd ride a 57 Bianchi?ET
Mar 8, 2001 12:04 PM
Didn't you once say you're around six feet tall (not to mention skin and bones)? And you're telling me you'd ride a 57 Bianchi, with a 55.5 or 56 top tube? Is it then I who's fit wrong? I thought we determined that Bianchi sizes its frames to the very top of the seat tube (lug?), making its 57 more like a 55.5 c-t or a 54 c-c. That for someone 6' tall?
6'2", 32" inseam, riding a 58 cm 2000 specializedHaiku d'état
Mar 8, 2001 12:07 PM
skin & bones, i wish. down to 198 from 235+, but still haven't missed a meal. haven't missed any weekend beer, either.

you tell me. i'm stopping by the bianchi LBS this afternoon. not sure on how they're sized. i'll be sure to update you guys on my findings tomorrow. i fear i have italian frame FEVER.
I meant TJeanlozET
Mar 8, 2001 12:53 PM
But be forewarned: Bianchi apparently is one of those companies with misleading frame sizes. The nominal size for the seat tube (to top of lug) comes out several cms lower than compared to standard measurements (c-t of top tube). This means that compared to another bike, your seat tube might be small and standover clearance too much if your top tube is right, or to view it another way, the top tube is long for the effective seat tube, meaning it's more ideal for those with very good reach or proportionately longer torsos.
ahhhh...thanks.Haiku d'état
Mar 8, 2001 5:54 PM
thanks. will certainly sit on one before i throw a grand at it.
I have midget legs...TJeanloz
Mar 9, 2001 6:30 AM
No offense to those who are truely vertically challanged- but I'm 6' tall with a ~29" inseam. It makes fitting some bikes a real pain. I'd ride a 57 Bianchi; with a 13cm stem. I can't stand over a 56 Specialized. The crux of it is Bianchi's run a little small and Specializeds run a LOT big. If you're 6' 2", and comfortable on a 58 Specialized, no way I'd put you on a 57 Bianchi.