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"I recently snuck into Bianchi USA’s headquarters and talked to company president Rod Jewett about their new 2009 line-up and trends in the industry. One standout in the new line-up is a limited edition, lugged steel bike to be known as the Dolomiti. The pre-production example that I saw had chromed lugs and 1950s/60s style logos. Strangely, the bike had a carbon fork, but Jewett hinted that they might be able to offer US buyers a chromed steel fork. Of course, the bike is painted in Bianchi’s glorious sea-foam green hue, better known as celeste.
If any big bike company could mount a full-on retro attack, it would be the company with 124 years of tradition.
The 2009 Dolomiti will have Campagnolo Veloce 10sp, featuring the newly reshaped Ergopower hoods. I get the feeling that a lot of people are on the fence about the levers’ new aesthetics, but I can say that I really like the feel of the levers."
That's great. I had 1996 lugged Bianchi Eros which was not to far off that. A good bike for the 'enthusiast' level rider.ReplyDelete
At least the fork is a nice shape. You'd think they could find a silver seatpost and crank, though. Still, an excellent effort.ReplyDelete