New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

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New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby Lance9109 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:40 pm

Hello all.

Brand new to Bike Radar and road bikes. Have just bought a Bianchi Nirone 7, Campag Veloce for my first bike. Decision based on a brief ride but have to admit also largely about the brand, heritage, looks and reputed quality of the components! Hopefully not a bad first choice of steed? Can't wait to get out on it in warmer drier weather (building fitness on turbo trainer for now).

Look forward to chatting with you all! :)

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby smidsy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:42 pm

Nice indeed. I do have a soft spot for Bianchi.

Welcome and don't be afraid to ask questions (beginners section can be very helpful).
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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby Lance9109 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:49 pm

Thanks - been checking it out already. Lots of useful stuff, just a case of trying to remember it all!

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby declan1 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 22:17 pm

Great bike! I love Bianchis'. They're just, well, awesome.

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby tim wand » Thu Jan 24, 2013 22:43 pm

Fantastic choice all round for the right reasons.

Bianchi has great heritage/ Palmares (Race wins. (only Peugeot probably have more) and it should be law that "Italian" bikes wear Campag.

Bianchis should also always be Celeste by law.

Now get an exspresso machine and start wearing lycra thats at least 3 sizes too small.

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby pride4ever » Thu Jan 24, 2013 23:38 pm

Reparto Corse, that would look lovely next to my Bottecchia Duello.
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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby Lance9109 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 22:49 pm

Hey, thanks to all those who have commented - enjoyed it? Gives further reassurance I have not made a 'wrong' choice and also gives a good temperature check on the level of banter to expect on here! :D

There seems to be those who like the whole "Italian" thing and those who don't - 'marmite' I suspect?

Just off for an espresso....if I can manage to move my legs in these size 28 shorts! :lol:

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby Yellow Peril » Sat Jan 26, 2013 07:35 am

Great bike. Bianchi is such an iconic brand and they look wonderful in celeste. You'll never have to justify your choice of bike. If anyone ever asks what you ride all you'll have to do is point and they'll instantly STFU.

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby smidsy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 09:47 am

Trust me when I say 'you have no idea of the level of banter yet'!!!!! ;-)
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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Jan 26, 2013 16:43 pm

Great choice. Now start saving up for some new wheels. Trust me you will find out why.

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby markyone » Sat Jan 26, 2013 17:28 pm

Nice bike, i like bianchi and of course campag enjoy.
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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby Lance9109 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 08:49 am

@Smoggysteve - OK mate. I am new to road bikes - whilst I know you can seriously upgrade wheels (suppose like any other components) what is the particular problem with these wheels? Will they be good enough while I am beginning or is there anything in particular to watch for? Thanks mate. Incidentally got the bike from Dresden - Bike24 - v good service and much cheaper than could source in the UK.

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby SmoggySteve » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:13 am

The wheels will be fine as you are starting out. It's just the reparto corse wheels supplied are heavy, and the hubs are not very good. If all the parts on bianchi bikes, they are the obvious flaw. Higher up the range you get fulcrums and campagnolo bora amongst some other makes . But lower down the wheels leave a lot to be desired. A few years ago I swapped out the stock wheels on my via nirone for some shimano rs-30. I know, shimano on a bianchi!!!!! But they were given free and made a massive difference.

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby Lance9109 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 19:36 pm

Cheers Steve - v helpful. As a beginner think I'll work with them but put some money aside for new wheels as a first upgrade. Are Fulcrums generally a good wheel throughout their range? Know wheels are a bit like what you can afford on the bike itself but they (Fulcrum) seem to start at a reasonable price.

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby SmoggySteve » Sun Jan 27, 2013 19:51 pm

Depends how much you are willing to spend. Fulcrums have a good rep across the range. Plenty of other makes out there to choose from mind.

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby nathan75 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 21:33 pm

Coming to this chat late in the day.i have a via Nirone and upgraded the wheels to custom built mavic open pro rims with hope pro3 hubs. It's been a great bike and has really benefited from the wheel upgrade. They retail about £300/set, one thing you have to be aware of is that anything worth more than this is waisted as the bike can't carry it, great bike but like everything has it's limitations. Love my bike and now it has a stable mate as the garage also accommodates a Storck for the summer :D
Enjoy your Bianchi this summer...

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby thiscocks » Thu Mar 28, 2013 07:08 am

nathan75 wrote:Coming to this chat late in the day.i have a via Nirone and upgraded the wheels to custom built mavic open pro rims with hope pro3 hubs. It's been a great bike and has really benefited from the wheel upgrade. They retail about £300/set, one thing you have to be aware of is that anything worth more than this is waisted as the bike can't carry it, great bike but like everything has it's limitations.


So your saying there is no point spending more than 300 on wheels for this frame? What rubbish. You will notice a difference on any good wheel set no matter what frame you have. Campag zonda / eurus wheel set would be great for this bianchi. Saying that I have no experience if the current wheels on it which look pretty nice anyway.

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby SmoggySteve » Thu Mar 28, 2013 08:19 am

If anything, the via nirone frame is up there with some if the best Alu frames. It's the finishing kit that drags the cost down. If you change some of the the basic FSA items and wheels, it can be a top performer for sportives. Bianchi are notorious for this. Brilliant frame, rest needs a look at. It's only really the wheels and groupsets that improve as you go up the range.

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby RideOnTime » Sat Mar 30, 2013 21:08 pm

nice one...

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Re: New - Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Veloce

Postby vala » Sat Mar 30, 2013 21:21 pm

nice bike!
I purchased a Bianchi Via Nirone as my first road bike early this month and have upgraded the wheels to Pacenti SL23/Hope Pro3. Definitely a difference compared to the standard reparto corse wheels.


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