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Bianchi 1885 - Updated Pics

AdeTAdeT Posts: 34
edited November 2014 in Your road bikes
Just thought I'd put up a few pics of my summer bike I'm just about to start riding it again.

Modest by most of the bikes on here :D but never the less still makes me smile and its a lovely ride.

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Frame: Bianchi 1885 59cm
Stem: FSA OS190 130mm -6°
Handlebar: FSA KWing 44cm
Brakes: Campagnolo Veloce Skeleton
Levers: Campagnolo Centaur Carbon
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Veloce
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Centaur
Cassette: Campagnolo Veloce
Chain: KMC
Crankset: Campagnolo Centaur Carbon 175mm, 53/39
Pedals: Look Keo Blade
Wheelset: 50mm Carbon Clincher - Novatec Hubs
Tyres: Pro Race 4
Saddle: Sella Italia Turbomatic Team Carbon
Seatpost: FSA K-Force SB25
Bottle cages: Elite Sior

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  • That is lovely! Very similar in colour scheme to the Condor which was posted not too long ago. It is such a beautiful combination.
  • AdeTAdeT Posts: 34
    That is lovely! Very similar in colour scheme to the Condor which was posted not too long ago. It is such a beautiful combination.
    Thanks ! I'm biased of course but I do love the look of it, I've been toying with a Sempre or Oltre but even though they are better bikes to my eye they dont look as good... now if I could maybe get a Androni Sempre I'd be tempted. Been cycling since the late 80's and still like a 'classic' looking bike which I think this is..
  • Classic bikes are awesome! A Androni Sempre would be lovely!
  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    That's is a beautiful bike, nice one.
  • MarkjaspiMarkjaspi Posts: 729
    Nice bike, I really like that colour.
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Nicest Bianchi I've seen on here and on the road - chapeau. Until now, to me at least, they have always promised so much but failed ta the last hurdle - that ticks all the boxes. Lovely.

    Very, very nice indeed.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
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    He's right you know.
  • CalpolCalpol Posts: 1,039
    Really nice looking bike. What wheels are those and how do they ride?
  • AdeTAdeT Posts: 34
    Calpol wrote:
    Really nice looking bike. What wheels are those and how do they ride?
    The are Flyixx chinese rims on Novatec A291SB / F482SB hubs. Been very happy with them, have had to change the rear bearings after a year but they did get rode in some wet conditions last year. Added some TI/Carbon skewers as the Novatec ones are pretty ugly. They only cost £340 ish so taking that into account I have no complaints. Ride well have stayed true and I'm not a lighweight, so no trobule with handling either.
  • bobbydazzlabobbydazzla Posts: 289
    Lovely looking bike. Often find that bigger frame sizes aren't as easy on the eye as the tiddly bikes, but yours is an exception to that rule.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Looks great! Definitely one of, if not the, nicest of the bianchis on here.
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  • btiratsoobtiratsoo Posts: 204
    First Bianchi that has made me look twice. Lovely machine.
  • I didn't realise they were Chinese rims. They look great! Do you have a link to them?
  • Lovely bike! I have just bought an (old) 1885 & am amazed at how nice it is to ride. Previously I had always thought the carbon stays for comfort was just marketing hype.
    Mine is on this thread viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=12947515
  • IrishMacIrishMac Posts: 328
    Deadly, it pulls off the whole celeste look very well :)
    Can't imagine they're too common which is always a good thing! :D

    Bit disappointed, thought I was going to see a bike from actually 1885. (Yeah, I have my moments) ;)
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Nice.
    What's the 1885?
  • AdeTAdeT Posts: 34
    I didn't realise they were Chinese rims. They look great! Do you have a link to them?
    Pm'd you a link
  • AdeTAdeT Posts: 34
    Thanks for the comments, nice to know other people like it.
    Haven't seen another locally so thats a plus plus mine is quite customised. As I said I keep thinking about a jump to a full carbon frame but I cannot fault how this rides and is plenty good enough for me.
    1885 is the model number with reference to the year 1885 when Bianchi started.
  • matig0lmatig0l Posts: 37
    Love that. Looks brilliant. Really top notch job.
  • velogeevelogee Posts: 133
    Really tastefully out together bike that.
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    AdeT wrote:
    1885 is the model number with reference to the year 1885 when Bianchi started.


    I thought it would be that.
  • supergrasssupergrass Posts: 123
    WOW... Really nice bike.I have a Bianchi, but now need a new one after seeing that.
  • AdeTAdeT Posts: 34
    Just thought i'd put a couple of pics up if how my Bianchi is currently, put on some Campagnolo Bullets a couple of months ago and changed the bar tape to Celeste for a change.

    Not sure how much use it will get now till next spring..

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