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The end of a spesh era

seanoraweseanorawe Posts: 950
edited March 2015 in Your road bikes
Since the start of the cycle 2 work scheme through my employer, I have ordered a new bike every year. And I have always stuck with Specialized. I have now decided to stick with the one bike and upgrade components etc every year. I have also decided to end my relationship with Spesh and I have ordered a Bianchi via nirone 7 Sora. Spesh have served me well, so here is hoping a Bianchi entry level will also serve me well. Thoughts?

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  • lancewlancew Posts: 680
    Traitor.
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  • seanoraweseanorawe Posts: 950
    Lancew wrote:
    Traitor.

    Its just one letter change to a patriot
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  • ai_1ai_1 Posts: 3,060
    seanorawe wrote:
    Lancew wrote:
    Traitor.

    Its just one letter change to a patriot
    A patriot is worse that a traitor in my book.
    At least traitors aren't necessarily fundamentalists...patriots are!

    The Nirone looks like a nice bike.
    Why were you buying a new bike every year? Do you do colossal mileage and were wearing them out? Otherwise wouldn't it be better to buy a better one every two years instead? Or you just like to have new stuff?
  • seanoraweseanorawe Posts: 950
    Ai_1 wrote:
    seanorawe wrote:
    Lancew wrote:
    Traitor.

    Its just one letter change to a patriot
    A patriot is worse that a traitor in my book.
    At least traitors aren't necessarily fundamentalists...patriots are!

    The Nirone looks like a nice bike.
    Why were you buying a new bike every year? Do you do colossal mileage and were wearing them out? Otherwise wouldn't it be better to buy a better one every two years instead? Or you just like to have new stuff?

    Shiney new thing syndrome
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,567
    seanorawe wrote:
    Ai_1 wrote:
    seanorawe wrote:
    Lancew wrote:
    Traitor.

    Its just one letter change to a patriot
    A patriot is worse that a traitor in my book.
    At least traitors aren't necessarily fundamentalists...patriots are!

    The Nirone looks like a nice bike.
    Why were you buying a new bike every year? Do you do colossal mileage and were wearing them out? Otherwise wouldn't it be better to buy a better one every two years instead? Or you just like to have new stuff?

    Shiney new thing syndrome

    Correct answer. :)
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  • iron-cloveriron-clover Posts: 737
    Love it!
    I love the celeste paint and always looked lovingly at the old Nirone that was sometimes parked up at work.

    Enjoy :)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Love that colour. Black and celeste. Great choice. What happened to the old speshs?
  • It's a great looking bike, I used to have one as my everyday bike until it got pinched...

    Would recommend changing the wheels though, those Reparto Course's are terrible!
  • Ai_1 wrote:
    seanorawe wrote:
    Lancew wrote:
    Traitor.

    Its just one letter change to a patriot
    A patriot is worse that a traitor in my book.
    At least traitors aren't necessarily fundamentalists...patriots are!

    The Nirone looks like a nice bike.
    Why were you buying a new bike every year? Do you do colossal mileage and were wearing them out? Otherwise wouldn't it be better to buy a better one every two years instead? Or you just like to have new stuff?

    I'm with Sean on this (must be a Sean thing, as i'm Sean too).

    I prefer to buy cheaper bikes and upgrade my bikes over time. I find the process much more fun of picking everything out, I get shiny new things regularly, and I get to annoy my wife with the pointless perils cyclists have to face when ordering new parts.

    Sounds like a win to me!
  • buzzwoldbuzzwold Posts: 197
    Welcome to the world of Bianchi, where there are dedicated Bianchi enthusiasts who set up rides "i-ride Bianchi".

    My via Nirone ended up with Campy Athena and Fulcrum F5s. I loved it and it's a great ride. Plus, it makes you feel more special than specialized IMHO.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,486
    This is the only Bianchi I've ever owned... we are talking about 35 years ago... mine was a lighter shade of blue, kind of Gios blue... awesome bike, didn't need no upgrade

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  • MisterMuncherMisterMuncher Posts: 1,302
    That looks a pretty serious big ring for a kid's bike!
  • seanoraweseanorawe Posts: 950
    I had a quick feel for it in a LBS and they difference in weight compared to other entry level spesh bikes is great. The paint work on it is amazing, and I love the celeste running through it. Bring on the good weather and brighter mornings.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,486
    That looks a pretty serious big ring for a kid's bike!

    In the days the fashion for 90 RPM cadence had still to arrive
  • bianchibobbianchibob Posts: 306
    Like you I love Bianchi, but also love Specialized, so I bought them both, Specialized Venge 11 speed Ultegra, and a carbon framed Bianchi 928 Campagnolo 10 speed Record. Both are awesome bikes and I love them to bits.
    Also have kept my original bike a Specialized Allez which I have slowly upgraded and use as my training/winter bike, I was thinking of getting rid of the Allez but some how couldn't as it rides beautifully and as it was my first bike when I started cycling again I feel sort of loyal to it.
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