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Withdrawn: Bianchi Cross Veloce 59cm


By Rob - Posted on 15 January 2012

Note that this is "Withdrawn" so is here for archive purposes only.

Price: 
899.00

Update: I'm back in Sydney so this is now back up for sale.

I know this is a little off topic here, but this kind of bike may appeal to all types of riders. For both road and mountain riders wanting to get closer to the 'other side' (whatever that might be), Cyclocross is allegedly the 'in' way to do this and prove that your side is better than the other Eye-wink

Or on the other hand, are you looking for a sturdy commuter (or training bike even?) that's much faster and nicer to ride than hybrids and other such nonsense?

Yes, very sadly up for sale is my Bianchi Cross Veloce Cyclocross machine. Long term injury means I just don't have time to ride even one bike to it's potential, let alone the three in my stable so something has to go. I can hear Bianchi crying right now, so please someone, give him (or is that her?) a good home!

59cm sounds like it's pretty large but don't forget the 'relaxed' geometry a CX bike gives you. I'm 183cm tall and have on more than one occasion spent all day (180km+) riding this bike without issue.

This is an '06 model that I bought in '07, mainly for committing and it served me very well in this cause. As it is a cyclocross machine I had to give that a go but didn't take to it very well. In fact, this has only been ridden on the dirt twice! Perhaps I'm just soft or lacking in skill? Can you give this bike the use it deserves?

BTW, since initial riding on the dirt, headset bearings, BB and some cables have been replaced so don't worry about dirt in there.

The wheels are straight and true and spin effortlessly for a long, long time. Beautiful Campy workmanship.

For full disclosure I will note that the 0.75 side of my chain checker can be pushed through the chain, but not the 1.0 side. Ie. it will need a new chain soon-ish. I must also confess to having slightly chipped the paint on the rear cable guide during a cable change (see pictures) but this is only a minor issue.

As far as I know this bike was never sold in Australia (I had it shipped from overseas) so you will be purchasing a beautiful and rather rare piece of kit.

Bianchi/Campy Cyclocross? Does it get any more Euro than that?! You know you want to! Eye-wink

Full specs:

Frame: Scandium 7000 with carbon rear triangle
Fork: Bianchi carbon, threadless alloy steerer
Headset: Tange Integrated 1 1/8"threadless
Handlebar: Deda Elementi Piega
Stem: Bianchi Componenti
Brakes/Levers: Campagnolo Veloce ErgoPower levers + Cane Creek Cross Top
Crankset: Truvativ Rouleur 175mm w 39/48T rings.
Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Giga X Pipe, external bearing
Chain: KMC
Cassette: Campagnolo Veloce, 12/25T 10spd
Pedals: Not supplied.
Wheels: Campagnolo Vento wheelset
Tires: Currently fitted with part worn Conti-ultra gatorskins for road use. Included will be very lightly used WTB Cross Wolf Race, 700x32C, foldable
Derailleurs, r/f: Campagnolo Veloce 10spd / Veloce 32mm
Shifters: Campagnolo Veloce ErgoPower
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR or WTB Rocket V Race Carbon (buyer's choice).
Seatpost: Bianchi Componenti, 27.2mm

Geometry:

Seat Tube, mm 580
Top Tube-actual, mm 570
Top Tube-virtual, mm 580
Chainstay, mm 425
Fork Rake, mm 50
Head Tube Angle, º 72.5
Seat Tube Angle, º 73
Wheelbase, mm 1036
Standover Height, in 32.5

Pick up/inspection in St Leonards, 2065.

is this bike still for sale?

Hi,

Yes, this is still available, but... it's complicated. I'm now overseas and will be for a while (until Feb). The bike is in Sydney with a friend but I'd feel quite rude trying to put you guys in touch when I'm not there to look after things.

Hmmmmmm... what to do? Yes - I should withdraw this ad. until I can get back to Sydney and look after things.

Sorry for the bother - hope you understand Sad

After lusting after your CX when it was for sale I just bought a Bianch Steel frame last month to build up into exactly what this CX is (albeit without Canti's). It's going to cost me about the same money as well. I could have saved myself a chunk of effort there. Oh well, I'll enjoy the build and it will be a nice toy at the end

Bugger.

Oh well, one more Bianchi in town can't be a bad thing Eye-wink

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