Tuesday, August 26, 2008

There There Precious, I Will Always Love You



There seems to be a bunch of you who have a sick preoccupation with anything sporting a Bianchi sticker on it. Its been like that forever and its not going to change. Lets face it, Americans have an unexplainable fascination with anything Italian. Its not like Edoardo Bianchi is over there hand brazing your $600 Pista but it probably doesn't matter. Maybe the fact that it's italian somehow romanticizes cycling even more and thats okay with me so long as you're riding. So here's a few random shots to pass the time:




7 comments:

Tyler said...

I do like the concept....very sexy

Jarrod said...

I love that darned bike as well. Played out as it may be...
love that yellow set up.

Mark Durling said...

that concept is dead sexy, if I had the money I would be riding one, but I'll make do with my green Italian beauty.

beardsarefun said...

Concepts are the shit! if this were 2005. Concepts are so over played! Every wankster and his cousin wants one for what reason i dont know. They dont even make them anymore and kids are paying more for them used than they were new. You people do realize that aluminum frames have a limited life span right? Nobody has even said anything about the ridiculously rare dual suspension Roubaix bike! I will admit i think the yellow concept is a solid build color aside.

Mark Durling said...

but if I had ridiculous amounts of money I'd have a bmc. That dual suspension is crazy, and ugly

beardsarefun said...

BMC's are the shite (as our people say right? jk) i agree but seem ridiculous on the streets kinda like driving a Porsche in Japan (the island i lived on had a top speed of like 65mph). ANd yet I still want one wicked bad. As for the others; I agree the suspension is ugly but it deserves respect for having the nerve to do something different. It was designed for The Hell of the North, Pasis-Roubaix, one of the roughest classics. It was thinking outside the box that may look silly now, but was radically different for the times. I think it weighed like 27lbs! the weight of a modern trailbike, ha. Concepts are okay. They are aluminum race bikes that first-year-hipsters have adopted as the unofficial hipster uniform de rigueur. It doesnt make it any less of a bike but it gives it a bad stigma that I have a hard time overlooking. I say make an 80's NOS NJS Keiren bike...none of this half steppin' flavor-of-the-week crap baby!

beardsarefun said...

I think the yellow one was done tastefully. i like it better than a lot of others although yellow itself is not my favorite color. good solid build though and i will admit i can be overly harsh on them at times; truth be told i would ride one again though there are several other bikes i would rather have.