The hits keep rolling in! This week’s Readers’ Rides comes from Bryan who put together one sweet Bianchi Grizzly commuter/all-rounder, complete with a nice, big basket. Check this one out in detail below!
Columbus Zona tubing, chrome stays, center-pull brakes, vintage Campagnolo, a Brooks Team Pro Classic saddle and 32-hole Ambrosio Montreal tubular rims all make up the new Bianchi L’Eroica. See more photos and specs at Bicycle Retailer.
Selecting the appropriate bicycle for an event like Eroica California can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re doing. While these three bicycles don’t represent your only options, they do present some interesting notes. Ranking these noble steeds in rarity (i.e. cost) helps put things in perspective. As stated however, these are not your only options…
You’ve got exactly two months to find yourself a bike. Start by looking local. Craigslist, your local shop, swaps, flea markets, classifieds and eBay. Don’t go overboard. If this is going to be a one-time deal for you, why not ask a collector friend to borrow their bike? Or, if you want to go down the vintage bicycle rabbit hole, there are two options in this trio that are sure to whet your whistle. Or bell…
Photo by Andy White
Pantini has been getting a lot of attention as of late, with the release of Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist. Andy took it upon himself to jump-start the calendar to the Melbourne premiere – which I’ll be attending – by photographing this Bianchi Mega Pro Reparto Corse. It’s quite the looker.
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Also, I’ll be in town for the Roobaix… See ya soon!
Bens Cycles just received their shipment of Bianchi Super Pista frames. Available in red and black with celeste. See stock at Bens Cycle.
Rai loves Bianchi track bikes. After buying various models like his old RCD2 Pista and his 2006 Concept, all he really wanted was a black 2004 Concept. When Kyle from Tracko / GSC posted this frame for sale on his Instagram, Rai jumped on it, built it up with his parts and began riding it immediately. For dudes like Rai, the black Concept represents the track bike’s heyday in SF. It’s iconic and while this bike certainly has street cred, it is going to start seeing some time at Hellyer in the near future. Of course, he’ll have to replace his booted tire first… Check out more shots of Rai and his 2004 Bianchi Concept in the Gallery!