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Blue Bianchi, sky blue that is..(resp. earlier post)(12 posts)

Blue Bianchi, sky blue that is..(resp. earlier post)Qubeley
Jun 21, 2003 6:13 PM
There was a thread earlier about sky blue Bianchi.
As I was browsing the CampyOnly site, I came across this picture. Now this color matches Gimondi and Basso's old Bianchi jerseys.
However, check out the second picture. Can you believe it's the SAME bike??
vert, bleu, vert, bleu, v...Qubeley
Jun 21, 2003 6:16 PM
Stop, you're making my head spin.....MR_GRUMPY
Jun 21, 2003 7:10 PM
Color #1 is the one that I remembered in old pictures.
contemporary celesteSpoiler
Jun 21, 2003 7:19 PM
just noticedSpoiler
Jun 21, 2003 7:23 PM
1997 pointy Campy style hoods with new carbon brake levers
just noticedtremblay
Jun 21, 2003 11:59 PM
Yeah, what's up with the pointy hoods? Damn pros getting all their favourite stuff made for them....
You could too,TJeanloz
Jun 23, 2003 7:14 AM
If you were so inclined, as Ullrich is, you could put 10 speed ergo guts into an old-style lever, and it would work as well as an off-the-shelf 10speed lever.
just noticedmackgoo
Jun 22, 2003 12:27 PM
You could probably take the 97 Ergo bodies and put the carbon piece's on and the 10sp guts in. Oh the beauty of Campy.
contemporary celesterrjc5488
Jun 21, 2003 8:08 PM
Not to take away from the fact that pro's are alot more talented and faster than I am, but come on, look at the bikes they have. I know that alot of racers have top end bikes that the pros ride, but when was the last time you saw someone with ADA's or lightweight's. The wheels being the best upgrade you can make on your bike, im guessing that alot of cat1 riders could turn pro with the equipment that pro's get. Just a thought.
Jun 22, 2003 3:22 PM
The Elite riders are so for good reason. Equipment isn't going to make some cat1 rider that much faster. Sorry, that opinion comes from too much reading and not enough riding.

Elite UCI riders are FAST. Not fast but Frickin' unbelievable FAST. The difference between a top 100 UCI rider and a Cat 1 is the difference between a cat1 rider and Cat 5- it's a whole different ballgame.

On top of that guys like Ullrich are a step above that! Equipment is important since the margin between winning and loosing can be a split second but you have to have the skills to ante up in the first place!! You have to be kicking ass at national events as a Cat 1 to even try to ride the peloton of any UCI pro race in Europe.
You're very confusedKerry
Jun 22, 2003 4:34 PM
If what you say is true, then when US Pros go to Europe, they would be right on top from the beginning, given that you say a CAT1 could be a pro if he just had the right equipment. None of this is true - the equipment offers the last 1%, with the first 99% coming from the rider. Most USA CAT1 racers would be out the back rather quickly in a pro peleton, just as would most Euro top class amateur racers.
re: Blue Bianchi, sky blue that is..(resp. earlier post)mackgoo
Jun 22, 2003 12:28 PM
I'm pretty sure Celeste is sky in Italian.