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Old 05-10-2015, 02:09 PM
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Too early to call dibs?
I plan on keeping it, but if my back blows out trying to make that drop I'll let you know!


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That's sweet... Will that be a bike you ride or one you treat as a collectors item?
Planning on riding it as much as my other bikes. I don't believe in mothballing frames just because they're unique/rare.....they were made to ride!!


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Too cool, but looks like Mario was riding an Aliante rather than an Arione. And he'd have slammed a -17!
Yep, I'm guessing Mario kept his saddle (I saw him travel with it and put it on before races) and this was an addition from Bianchi. He also rode a 140mm stem, but there's no way I can get that low.....maybe a 130 if I'm feeling flexible!

I've emailed a couple of different folks at Bianchi in hopes of getting the original build sheet. The serial numbers on the bottom bracket are pretty interesting, so hoping they can help me decipher them.
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:33 PM
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Love that bike! Man, you have an awesome collection going....
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:39 PM
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Bianchi FG Lite - Cipollini's bike

Sweet bike! Congrats and great story!


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Old 05-10-2015, 04:09 PM
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I plan on keeping it, but if my back blows out trying to make that drop I'll let you know!
I love as sort of joking. Not sure I could handle the drop either. Hold onto her tight but if it doesn't work, I may want some measurements. I thought about replicating his record 10 caad5, this is way better.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:37 AM
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What a cool bike and even better story - that's killer!
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:08 AM
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I'd give my left nut for one of Cipo's bikes even though I'd have to run a 80 cm stem to fit :P. That is seriously awesome. Looking forward to even more pics. Now you need to get one of his skinsuits...
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:09 AM
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whoa!!!

yeah... what he said.

Amazing story, amazing bike.

thanks for sharing that!
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:47 PM
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Now you need to get one of his skinsuits...
That would be awesome.....but this is the only one I'd ever do: http://muscleskinsuit.com/c/1-mss-long-pad.html

I'd have to be a whole lot faster to pull that off.....
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:30 PM
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The story, the bike, Cipo........'bout as good as it gets!!

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Old 05-23-2015, 11:47 AM
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Done

Finally got it set up with my SR11 and everything dialed into my fit. Yes, I know that's a mile of seatpost showing, but it fits my monkey proportions.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:40 PM
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Jerk-approved, certainly.

But more importantly, true to its original owner, cipo would have liked it.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:55 PM
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Jerk-approved, certainly.
Probably not.

Stem isn't long enough.
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:09 PM
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I was nervous about stripping and rebuilding a bike like this, but you did it justice. The wheels, the post, the cages, the bars. It all looks like a pro bike of that era should. I'm guessing Mario would approve.
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Probably not.

Stem isn't long enough.
Ha....fair enough. Mario would scoff at a 120 stem. That's just the first one to loosen up the back. Have 130 and 140 to move up to, but the saddle to bar reach is already 62.5cm, so 2cm more is going to be a stretch, literally.
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:36 PM
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Ha....fair enough. Mario would scoff at a 120 stem. That's just the first one to loosen up the back. Have 130 and 140 to move up to, but the saddle to bar reach is already 62.5cm, so 2cm more is going to be a stretch, literally.
What is the saddle height and bar drop?
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