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Everybody Loves a Bianchi (Veloce)

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1999 Bianchi Veloce, 53cm, TIG-welded steel

ITM Super Europa 2 bars, 90mm SR Custom quill stem from a friend's '85 Bridgestone 700.

Bianchi carbon, Shimano 600

Mavic CXP-21 w/ Campy Veloce hub, Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25

Same as the front. Only tools have mismatched wheels! Gawd!

Campagnolo Veloce Triple (32/42/52), Veloce BB

Generic Specialized Body Geometry that came on an Allez a couple years ago, unlabeled seat post

Shimano SPD/platform pedals, Shimano 105 chain

The whole shebang is Campy Veloce. This is my first Campy bike-- figured I oughta have one to be a real bike dork.

Update (8/12/07): This bike has a new owner! While I dug riding it a lot, it didn't have the rack or fender eyelets I really needed. So I sold it and became the Youngest Rivendell Owner Alive.

Okay, so I had two itches to scratch when I set out looking for this bike: 1. I wanted a rain bike with a triple that isn't my fancypants Salsa that needs to be meticulously and lovingly cleaned after the kind of dirty, wet, gritty riding one must endure in an Oregon winter (read: six to eight months out of the year), and 2. I have wanted a celeste Bianchi since I was in high school and my boyfriend had one. Heh, in 1990. So I found this '99 Veloce with its pretty (but imperfect) celeste paint, slapped some fenders and a celeste Silca frame pump on it and called it a day. And like magic, the itch was scratched.

It goes against the very grain of my being to not fuss over a bike and keep it bizarrely clean, so I'm calling this an experiment. We'll see how it goes.

People who friended this bike delafuente, elliott, ong, jared dylan, razorfrog

beautiful bike

I've been building a steel lugless Bianchi the past few weeks and have a high level of Bianchi fever, so looked here for some medicine.

This really is one of the best put together "modern" (no lugs) Bianchis I've seen - at least to my eye.

That Silca pump is a work of art. I've been looking for one, but they're going at collector's prices.

Steel...

Steel rocks, and celeste steel rocks even more. I can't believe they're turning to magnesium (heck) these days...

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