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My new/old ride.(10 posts)

My new/old ride.jeff27
Jun 23, 2003 5:01 AM
Wanted to share this. Also thanks to Doug Sloan for some of the inspiration. It's a Bianchi EV2 that was black and yellow, had it repainted by Weigle in traditional Celeste, what else? Got new Chorus 10, and put on my Nucleon wheels. Rides like a dream, all is right in the universe again. Thanks for taking a look.
Looks great!Fez
Jun 23, 2003 5:43 AM
What year is it? Is it traditional or compact geometry?

I was never a fan of the Bianchi 2 color paint jobs, but I think it hid the bulk of the downtube. The one color celeste really shows how large the downtube is.

But I think the bike definitely looks better in 100% celeste.
2000, traditional geometry, thanks...nmjeff27
Jun 23, 2003 5:54 AM
re: My new/old ride.divve
Jun 23, 2003 6:01 AM
I have a question regarding the Alien seatpost. It took me 3 days and I'm sure over 25 tries to get the angle adjusted properly. Did the angle of your seat change as well as you tighten the bolts? I've got it set properly now but really hate the thing....
Yes, first couple of tries....jeff27
Jun 23, 2003 6:04 AM
were a pain, but eventually got it to where I wanted it.
I shudder to think of ever having to replace the saddle!
One fine looking machineLeroy
Jun 23, 2003 7:03 AM
I especially like the decals and details on the fork - but the downtube "Bianchi" is the best. Congrats - well dine!!
almost forgot, paging Doug Sloan....jeff27
Jun 23, 2003 8:11 AM
See original post if you haven't already.
How much?SeamusAD
Jun 23, 2003 8:34 AM
Well done my friend. How much did they charge for the paint job? Did you prep it for them?

I have a 2001 Reparto Corse/Daytona. I never cared for the unusual celeste, yellow, and blue paint job, as well as the multitude of decals, but I it was too inexpensive not to buy. I might just follow your lead and go for the total celeste experience. Who provided the red decal?

How much?jeff27
Jun 23, 2003 9:02 AM
I didn't do any prep, just cleaned it and dropped it off, so that pushed the price up. Pete Weigle did all the paint work and got the decals for me. I also had him do a pearlescent(sp?) clear coat (in the sunlight it has 2-3 different shades of celeste-blue).It wasn't cheap, but it is a classic paint job, top quality and worth every penny in my eyes and in my heart. It went up past 3 bills, but you only live once! Jeff.
How much?SeamusAD
Jun 23, 2003 12:24 PM
Even from my limited point of view, I consider $300+ a fair price. Thanks for the info.