View Full Version : Bianchi Boron XL

06-21-2011, 03:30 PM
Well, I put this up for sale a year or two ago, and changed my mind... but this time I'm committed (or maybe I should be). But it's just not getting miles.

57 cm ~2001 Bianchi Boron XL built with Campagnolo assorted components, and a carbon FSA compact crank. This bike has an effective TT of 56 cm, and the 57 is measured to the top of the seat tube... or in other words, it fits like a 56. In the pics the BB to saddle top is 75 cm. This is a Reparto Corse built bike, Bianchi's last gasp at high end/racing steel frames. The original Bianchi carbon fork has been replaced with a Reynolds Ouzo Pro. The frameset has several touch-ups (no dents), and the previous owner had used it on a trainer leading to some oxidized brake cable stops, which have been thoroughly wire brush cleaned/rust-stopped/painted, and have stood up well in the 4 yrs I've owned it.

Daytona 10 spd ergos (think Centaur, these are the 'good ones' that can dump several cogs at once) and brakeset
Mirage 10 spd RD
FSA 50/34 crankset
Fizik Aliante Sport saddle/bar tape
Deda 42 cm bars
ITM stem
Veloce 12-25 cassette
Wheelset is Mavic CXP-22's laced with double butted spokes to Campy Mirage hubs
Continental Attack/Force tires with very few miles on 'em

The pedals and cages stay with me.

How about $875 + shipping?

06-21-2011, 04:00 PM
Must resist urge to PM Tom. That Mercatone-Uno team paint kills. The XL Boron frames rode very nicely, and pretty light for steel. Great fork, too.

06-21-2011, 04:01 PM
Hopefully someone picks this up. Reminds me of Pantani, though not his era of course.

06-21-2011, 04:14 PM
PM Sent.

06-21-2011, 04:49 PM
Must resist urge to PM Tom. That Mercatone-Uno team paint kills. The XL Boron frames rode very nicely, and pretty light for steel. Great fork, too.

06-21-2011, 05:09 PM
Love those colors. :cool:


Tommy Mac
06-21-2011, 08:37 PM
I have the 2006 version of this bike, and it is a fabulous ride! And not just light for steel, but light period. Mine is about 17.5 lbs, which is light in my book.

06-22-2011, 10:01 AM
The Bianchi is still available.

To answer a few PM'd questions:
The crankarms are 172.5 mm
The head tube is 14 cm
The Ouzo Pro fork has a carbon steerer and extends 6 cm above the Cane Creek S2 headset.
The bike build has under 1500 miles of use.

06-22-2011, 10:35 AM
If this were a hair bigger, my girlfriend would be yelling at me for adding another bike to the stable.

I'm a sucker for that paint scheme.

06-24-2011, 09:01 AM
Weekend bump. Interest but no takers so far...

Open to offers before I part it out or take it 'Bay-side.

06-24-2011, 11:20 AM
pm sent for the frameset.

06-24-2011, 01:26 PM
I think those Daytona shifters were a real bargain because they had bearings not bushings, which meant you were getting Chorus/Record level internals.


06-24-2011, 01:32 PM
I have those exact Daytonas, and I have Chorus, and they feel identical, IMO. Sweet shifters, and the alloy is a very hot commodity right now.

Great bike from a great seller.

07-26-2011, 09:38 AM
OK, one last (long delayed) bump before I tear it down and part it out.

$775 + shipping.

07-26-2011, 03:29 PM
I love these,wish it fit!

07-26-2011, 03:49 PM
my rather tall girlfriend is looking for a bike. She's 5'10" or maybe a lil more. Since this fits like a 56, do you think it would work?

Tommy Mac
07-26-2011, 03:52 PM
I have the 2006 (Pinella) version of this bike and it rides fantastically. Oh, and my 59cm weighs about 17.5 lbs with no-nonsense parts.

07-26-2011, 03:57 PM
it rides fantastically I'll vouch for that. Up for sale only to maintain domestic peace.

She's 5'10" or maybe a lil more. I'm 5-10, and as shown it fit me very well. Saddle height is just shy of 75 cm.

07-26-2011, 04:01 PM
Cool, I'll run it by her later tonight... she's expressed an interest in picking up road biking so we can go on adventures, something i'd be more than happy to support :)

07-26-2011, 04:29 PM
"it rides fantastically"

+1 on that. Plus, expect comments (the good kind) on every ride.

"she's expressed an interest in picking up road biking"

Sounds like a keeper.

07-27-2011, 03:41 PM
The Bianchi is sold.