Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

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Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby mlgt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:26 am

Does anyone ride a Bianchi Via Nirone 7 and fitted some form or racking?

Ive just gotten a second hand one and wanted to know if there is an option for this as I know there is no mounting clips/holes for such thing.

I commute 20 miles a day and would prefer to ride without my rucksack to/from work.

Please help.

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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby BelgianBeerGeek » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:04 pm

You will probably need to use P-clips to attach a rack. Alternatively, have you thought of a saddlebag? After considering a pannier, I went down this route. A Carradice (for example) looks neat and will take quite a bit of stuff, although I try to leave as much as possible at work.

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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby CookeeeMonster » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:42 pm

Hi,

I fitted my via nirone with a Carradice Pendle 11 litre saddlebag: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carradice-pe ... rc=froogle used with this quick release system: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carradice-sq ... rc=froogle

I think they were in the sale when I got it and if you shop around you might get them cheaper if you wanted to go down that route.

I went from pannier rack/bags on my hybrid to this and I wish I'd discovered it sooner, I much prefer it. My 11 litre bag will hold a pair of trainers, jeans, shirt, t shirt, underwear and so on with a tiny bit of room for small bits all in the main compartment, plus it has 2 side pockets in which I keep either spare tubes/pump/tools/etc or wallet and bits and bobs.

I definitely fill it up too much :)

There are bigger and smaller versions too depending on what you need to carry.

As you may have guessed, they get my recommendation
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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby mlgt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 13:26 pm

Thanks for the replies. Do you not find the bags get dirty if you are cycling in the rain at all?

That is my main concern. I currently leave my work shoes and suit at work and bring a new shirt in everyday.

I have a shower at work so once a week I will bring a fresh towel on friday and replace the used one to take home, along with suit trousers.

I will look into these. Thanks again.
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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby mlgt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 13:44 pm

After watching the video on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6f1n9EsbY8

Im impressed. I will see if the local evans or cycle surgery have this in store. Would like to see how it looks.

Or would you be able to take a pic and show me? I guess as before is the concern of making the bag wet/dirty.

I currently use this - http://road.cc/content/review/59520-ass ... -smart-ass
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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby CookeeeMonster » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:25 pm

I have mudguards (crud road racer 2's) and so I don't get much crap come up at all. The bags are waterproof and I'd say they clean up pretty well but in truth I haven't really needed to clean it. I'll give the bottom of the bag a wipe after a rainy ride but that's about it.

I'll try and get a pic up over the weekend as I don't have any with the bag on currently
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Postby CookeeeMonster » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:26 pm

also I don't think evans and cycle surgery have much of a choice of carradice if at all, but I think Condor do at Holburn? Might be worth ringing to check before you go though
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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby mlgt » Sat Jan 05, 2013 00:30 am

Cheers I will visit Condor next week. I went to Velorution and they had the Barley but I wanted to see other ones.
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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby CookeeeMonster » Sun Jan 06, 2013 14:47 pm

so here are a few pics I just took with my phone...with and without the crappy halfords light on the back :)

as I say they come in smaller sizes too if this is too big..and in hindsight maybe I should've given the bag a wipe over :)

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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby mlgt » Mon Jan 07, 2013 15:06 pm

Looks fab and thanks for taking the time to take the photos.

Can you advise on the mudguards you are using?

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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby CookeeeMonster » Mon Jan 07, 2013 15:30 pm

yeah they're Crud Road Racer 2's - they take a bit of adjusting initially but apart from the occasional rubbing (normally after I've cleaned it and moved the guard unintentionally) they are pretty good. The back one does move around a bit but they keep me and the bike clean
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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby mlgt » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am

Thanks. I will purchase these but in days of heavy rain I wont be out on the bike. All very useful info.

Thanks again everyone.
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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby CookeeeMonster » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:42 am

Thanks. I will purchase these but in days of heavy rain I wont be out on the bike. All very useful info.


UPDATE: fitted (wider) 25c durano plus tyres and now the Cruds rub!! :(

So basically gonna try some raceblades I think...
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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby mlgt » Mon Jan 14, 2013 13:21 pm

Great. Thanks for the update. Do let us know how you get on with the raceblades.

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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby CookeeeMonster » Mon Jan 14, 2013 14:57 pm

mlgt wrote:Great. Thanks for the update. Do let us know how you get on with the raceblades.

R


so far so good. They fitted really well with no rubbing or hassle (doesn't happen with every bike I think, even my brothers Carrera Virtuoso didn't take to them so well) and after one 22 mile ride I can report no problems whatsoever...

...but of course that means nothing. Cant compare them properly until I'm on wet roads etc.

But I like them so far!
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Re: Bianchi Via Nirone 7 + racking?

Postby Neal1984 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 23:52 pm

CookeeeMonster wrote:
mlgt wrote:Great. Thanks for the update. Do let us know how you get on with the raceblades.

R


so far so good. They fitted really well with no rubbing or hassle (doesn't happen with every bike I think, even my brothers Carrera Virtuoso didn't take to them so well) and after one 22 mile ride I can report no problems whatsoever...

...but of course that means nothing. Cant compare them properly until I'm on wet roads etc.

But I like them so far!


Yours wouldn't have taken them so well if I hadn't shown you how to fit them! And my Halfords special likes them just fine!


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