wanted a Bianchi. My first road bike in 20 years. Rode a metric
century the day after buying it. Probably my longest ride ever.
Mainly used as a weight loss/fitness ride. Gets a lot of use on
local bike trails. Mostly paved, but also some dirt. The fork braze
ons are stock. They shouldn't be. This fork has them. The handlebars
are a bit crowded. Nothing too extreme. Looks worse than it feels.
Actually did most of the modifications before seeing the modified
Bianchi in the Rivendell Reader. I love the color. Red makes a great
contrast. The bags don't match. The components are black. I'm satisfied
with the choices. It's my bike. The way I like it.
Cane Creek interruptor brakes
Bianchi seatpost (replaced the sprung post)
MKS Promenade pedals, with toe clips and straps
Nitto rear rack stainless steel water bottle cages
stem mounted bell
Berthoud handlebar bag
Vittoria Randonneur tires 700x32c