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bianchi for me?(8 posts)

bianchi for me?kmc
Oct 16, 2002 2:54 PM
I have a dilemma. I recently won a Bianchi EV4 frame and fork and am awaiting its arrival. I recently purchased a Schwinn Fastback and really like the bike. Should I swap the parts over or sell the Bianchi? From what I can gather, the EV4 seems to be a race-specific bike. I do not race so this is not important to me and really cannot justify two bikes. Comfort is somewhat important, but my Fastback is a compact Aluminum frame and feels fine on the road.

Any insight???

Thanks!
re: bianchi for me?UncleMoe
Oct 16, 2002 3:36 PM
If it were me and I was happy with my current bike, I would just sell the Bianchi frame and fork. Or go to a Bianchi dealer and test ride the bike you won and see if you notice a difference in the handling. Who knows, you might go WOW and want to build the bike up.
sell it to me...Iwannapodiumgirl
Oct 16, 2002 3:59 PM
the EV4 that is!
sell it to me...kmc
Oct 16, 2002 5:38 PM
I just might...it is a 61. Looks like it fits like a 59. I am 6'1" with a 35" inseam. Check the bianchi site for full details.
re: bianchi for me?Cuervo930
Oct 17, 2002 12:38 PM
I'd keep the EV4. I have an EV2 that has a real nice ride. The 61 cm frame should fit you pretty good. I'm 6'2" and have a 63 cm frame, and sometimes wish I had a 61 - on days that I don't feel as limber, the shorter top tube would be nice. Please note that my frame is a 2000 frame with traditional geometry, I think Bianchi went to sloping top tube in 2001/2002. I am quite pleased with the Bianchi, didn't think aluminum would be that comfortable on long rides.
re: bianchi for me?kmc
Oct 17, 2002 2:18 PM
Thanks for the input...I was hoping to get a bianchi owner to chip in! I am leaning toward keeping it...it seems like a pretty nice frameset!

Thanks again!
I confess....Iwannapodiumgirl
Oct 17, 2002 2:52 PM
I too have an EV2 - the 2001 Mercatone Uno replica. It is the sloping geometry and I absolutely love it!

It is a 56, so lucky for you yours is too big.

I would keep the EV4, slap on Carbon Record and a nice pair of Neutrons and ride, ride like the wind.
I confess....kmc
Oct 17, 2002 5:26 PM
Looks like the EV4 might stay in the garage. Thanks for coming clean...good to hear of so many satisfied EV2 owners. For some reason though, I cannot find any EV4 owners.....

Thanks again!!