My Bianchi winter 'hack'.

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PostieJohn
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My Bianchi winter 'hack'.

Postby PostieJohn » Fri Jul 29, 2011 18:44 pm

I appreciate a reclamation job, on a pretty derelict bike is fairly small fry to you guys, but this was my first ever build, and I'm well proud.

The 'complete' bike was on ebay, it had been wrecked, and even spray painted.
Wifey brought it for me as she felt guilty about going to Glasto and leaving me at home with the kids!.

All that's remained other than frame & forks is the wheels (which are surprisingly true) and stem.
Everything else has been cobbled together either new, Jagwire cables, tape, bottle cage.
Or from our classifieds, ebay and my shed.

The groupset is Campagnolo Veloce 10 speed.
The frame is Alloy 7000
Bianchi Carbon forks

The whole build has come in at £360, now I don't want to ride it in the winter!

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Postby Mouth » Fri Jul 29, 2011 20:28 pm

Makes me wonder why I bought a Carrera. That is one sick looking bike mate. Good build.

You seem to have forgotten a bell and reflectors though..........
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Postby noiseboyfeetman » Fri Jul 29, 2011 22:05 pm

It takes one postman to make someone elses old Bianchi beautiful again and you've done a truly good job, well done, and for that price its a bloody bargain! (i'm assuming you're a postman from your username hence why i'm trying to be smart and use part of a quote from the film The Postman, which i've never seen and don't actually know anyone that has).

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Postby PostieJohn » Sat Jul 30, 2011 06:51 am

It's very much my alter-ego.
After 4 hours of t-cutting I got the frame looking as it does, it really was in a bad way with spray paint.
I just carried on blinging, to the point now, at dusk, there's even a reflective 'glow' coming from it!.


Oh and I couldn't have done it without half of my mates tools, his encouragement and the patience of the fellas in our 'workshop' forum.

west green
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Postby west green » Sat Jul 30, 2011 09:12 am

Great rescue job, that's the second Liquigas to turn up on the forum this week, well done - wish Mrs would buy me a bike instead of telling me to get rid of them

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Postby Ben6899 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:27 am

Looks mint mate. And that is a perfectly indexed rear mech, if ever I have seen one. ;)
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Apple15
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Postby Apple15 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 14:26 pm

Great job John, Bar tape looking very nice. Won't miss you coming passed me on the Col de Goodwood then :lol:

PostieJohn
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Postby PostieJohn » Sat Jul 30, 2011 17:29 pm

Apple15 wrote:Great job John, Bar tape looking very nice. Won't miss you coming passed me on the Col de Goodwood then :lol:

No question of needing a 3rd colour, is there!

netwizo
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great job

Postby netwizo » Mon Aug 01, 2011 16:15 pm

Great job :) look forward to hopefully many winter rides with you .

maxh5100
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Postby maxh5100 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 18:44 pm

That looks superb, good work sir!!

canbakay
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Postby canbakay » Mon Aug 01, 2011 18:55 pm

love it! very....true to cycling!

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Postby DrKawaszelong » Mon Aug 01, 2011 19:19 pm

wow. that's amazing, love the colour coordination! and as if you're wife got you the starters!

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Postby tigerben » Fri Aug 05, 2011 17:33 pm

+ 1 for the co-ordination of the colours esp the pedals. nice.


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