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Bianchi Veloce, Best all around mid price steel frame?(9 posts)

Bianchi Veloce, Best all around mid price steel frame?Bike-Go-Far
Aug 26, 2002 6:44 PM
I'm lookin to get a steel bike for my 2nd bike, Is the Veloce the best all around mid price steel frame to get? Or do you guys have other suggestions?
The best?McAndrus
Aug 27, 2002 5:05 AM
The best? I don't know about that. I have one though and I think it makes an excellent training frame. Very nice ride and it corners like it's on rails.
All things considered? It's a contender...TJeanloz
Aug 27, 2002 5:36 AM
The Veloce is sort of a rare breed- a lower/middle priced steel bike. When considering whether or not it's the best, I tried to think of something to compare it to, and really there's not much out there. None of the big players have a steel bike that compares- except maybe LeMond, which is probably much more expensive (?- I don't know LeMond's lineup that well). What else is out there in mid-priced steel?
Check out GiosLeroy
Aug 27, 2002 6:35 AM
Compact Pro at Excel Sports, Boulder. Excel is the sole US distributor for these excellent frames. Very reasonably priced, too. My experience with Excel has been quite positive. You'll have a choice of a steel fork or a carbon. Excel will sell a frame all the way up to a complete bike. Roll your own. Personally, I like the Gios winning blue over celeste any day, but that's just my preference.

Dave Loving
Also Ritchey (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 27, 2002 8:03 AM
re: Bianchi Veloce, Best all around mid price steel frame?joekm
Aug 27, 2002 7:01 AM
I'm reasonably happy with my IronHorse Victory that I got on the internet for about $1250. Reynolds 853 frame, Ultegra setup, climbing and cornering is pretty decent.

Might be worth a look if you can find one.
re: Bianchi Veloce, Best all around mid price steel frame?King Henry
Aug 27, 2002 7:32 AM
I test rode the Veloce and the LeMond B.A. and went with the LeMond. I can't say that either bike was significantly better or worse. It was a personal fit thing, as well as my preference for a particular LBS.
not a bad choice, but I'm sure there are others (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 27, 2002 8:02 AM
re: Bianchi Veloce, Best all around mid price steel frame?julio
Aug 27, 2002 7:18 PM
check out Gunnar. their frames are 853 reynolds steel and sell for around $550. they're made in the USA at the Waterford plant.