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Well I've gone and done it

BobScarleBobScarle Posts: 282
edited February 2011 in Road beginners
I've done it..........Ordered my new bike today. :D

Had a fitting session at Epic Cycles last week and, after spending some time mulling over the options, I have decided to order a Bianchi Infinito 105. I should get it in a week or so. Am I excited........Not very much......

Here's a picture of it....http://www.epic-cycles.co.uk/images/Bianchi-Inf-10511-1000.jpg

Can't wait for some good weather.

Bob

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  • Epic - great choice of bike shop - nice bike
  • ohhh *drool*
  • amnesiaamnesia Posts: 118
    Mmmmmm - I do lurve Bianchi !

    Enjoy !!!
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  • riggsy81riggsy81 Posts: 281
    that is a very nice bike... Im thinking about getting myself a Bianchi very soon :D
    I̶m̶ ̶t̶i̶r̶e̶d̶
    I̶t̶s̶ ̶r̶a̶i̶n̶i̶n̶g̶
    I̶t̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶o̶ ̶l̶a̶t̶e̶
    NO EXCUSES
    JUST RIDE!!!
  • gwillisgwillis Posts: 998
    Glad you went to Epic great place, you'll love the bike I'm sure
  • carefulcareful Posts: 720
    I bought an infinito Ultegra from Epic last year and have had lots of great rides on it. I hope that you enjoy yours just as much - good choice.
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    stunning looking bike
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  • That's a beautiful bike - going on my list of potential future purchases!

    Happy riding!
  • elgordoelgordo Posts: 13
    That's a really nice pie plate!
  • Stunning looking bike :D
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  • stunning looking bike but would ditch the tyres they will look horible with mud on ps i would buy one
    going downhill slowly
  • BobScarleBobScarle Posts: 282
    Thanks for the comments. The bike looks lovely and rides like a dream.

    I must say that I have been very impressed with Epic. Excellent service. And isn't it great to walk into a proper bike shop. It is full of road bikes.

    Good point about the tyres. The test bike had black tyres so I assumed that mine would have as well. I have also requested black bar tape. The white looks good but I don't think it is very practical as it is hard to keep it clean.

    Should have the bike in a little over a week, can't wait!!!!!!!!

    Bob
  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Nice. I'd remove that black disc that sits behind the cassette, just looks wrong. I wish more carbon frames had internal cables, looks so much nicer. Enjoy :-)
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  • PhilbyPhilby Posts: 328
    Looks lovely - wish I had the money for a little trip to Epic. Enjoy!
  • so jealous enjoy :P
  • dulldavedulldave Posts: 949
    unixnerd wrote:
    Nice. I'd remove that black disc that sits behind the cassette, just looks wrong. I wish more carbon frames had internal cables, looks so much nicer. Enjoy :-)

    +1 cheapens the look of the bike a bit. Other than that it's very nice.
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  • furragfurrag Posts: 481
    That black disc is part of the stand which holds the bike up!

    Gorgeous bike.
  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Furrag wrote:
    That black disc is part of the stand which holds the bike up!

    Yes - but he needs to get a new stand without a big black disk... either that or ride the bike where he doesn't need a stand.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Furrag wrote:
    That black disc is part of the stand which holds the bike up!

    If it is I hope the OP posts pictures of himself trying to get the bike off the stand :wink:
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  • TommyEssTommyEss Posts: 1,855
    jibberjim wrote:
    Furrag wrote:
    That black disc is part of the stand which holds the bike up!

    Yes - but he needs to get a new stand without a big black disk... either that or ride the bike where he doesn't need a stand.

    No it isn't - it's a Pro Bike Stand - and that black disc is a pie plate.

    pro-stand.jpg
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  • neebneeb Posts: 4,448
    Great choice. The Infinito is supposed to be a really good frame - ridden by Robbie Hunter in the 2009 Giro!
  • Curiously the disc is only there on the 105 and Athena versions of the bike. There are three others that don't have it. Why?????

    http://www.epic-cycles.co.uk/Bianchi_Infinito.html

    Bob
  • neebneeb Posts: 4,448
    These disks are really only there to prevent the chain going into the spokes through incorrect gear adjustment, an insurance policy against the fumblings/ignornace of the inexperienced. Maybe it's assumed that if you are buying Ultegra and upwards you should know how to adjust your gears?
  • Neeb. Good theory but fatally flawed as the Veloce equipped bike has no disc!

    I need to give Epic a call today, I think I will ask them to remove it. Although, saying that, I didn't really notice it when I looked at the bike and when I rode it.

    Bob
  • furragfurrag Posts: 481
    TommyEss wrote:
    No it isn't - it's a Pro Bike Stand - and that black disc is a pie plate.
    I stand corrected, deceived by this nugget.
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