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 Post subject: 2007 Bianchi Virata
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:43 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Been looking for one of these frames for about three years and one happened to fall into my lap this week. This is a pretty unique frame in my opinion. Columbus? steel main triangle with Dedacciai carbon stays. Was 4 lbs 13 oz on the scale with frame, fork, and campy record headset. 1 lbs even heavier than my CAAD 8 frame I pilfered the parts from. Only slightly less stiff(could be my imagination) but rides like a cloud compared to the cannondale.

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 Post subject: Re: 2007 Bianchi Virata
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:47 am 
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Nice frame, did you get it from the US?


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 Bianchi Virata
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:14 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Found it locally here in Denton, Texas :D


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:35 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Zipp 303 tubulars and Chorus derailleurs. 16.8 pounds

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:20 am 
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That's very nice.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:05 am 
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Nice. A '90s nivachrom steel Bianchi would be my choice as I remember oggling them bitd when I couldn't afford one.. is it nice to ride ?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The 22mm gatorskins are a little harsh, but they will be gone soon. When i had 28's on there it was like a cloud.


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 Bianchi Virata
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:26 pm 
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Why have you got a cable adjuster in the outer gear casing when you already have ones on the frame & one on the rear gear?? just seems a bit Odd to me!!


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 Bianchi Virata
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:57 pm 
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stringfellow1946 wrote:
Why have you got a cable adjuster in the outer gear casing when you already have ones on the frame & one on the rear gear?? just seems a bit Odd to me!!

Most modern bikes are like this! Enables you to finely tune the gearing as you ride.


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 Bianchi Virata
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:58 am 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
stringfellow1946 wrote:
Why have you got a cable adjuster in the outer gear casing when you already have ones on the frame & one on the rear gear?? just seems a bit Odd to me!!

Most modern bikes are like this! Enables you to finely tune the gearing as you ride.


The only bikes that have adjusters in the gear cable outers are those that don't have screw cable adjuster attached to the frame lugs, (and this particular Bianchi has them)
One make that springs to mind is Giant some of their compact frames don't, they just have as cable stop lug (like the brake cable lugs on top tubes) hence the need for the adjuster to be in the outer gear casing.


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