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1995 Bianchi Veloce

"Resto-mod" build: vintage frame built with modern components

Frame:
55cm Dedacciai Double-butted Cro-Moly

Fork/Headset:
Nashbar Carbon Road 1"/Origin8 Pro Threadless

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Potenza Mid-compact 52/36

Pedals:
VP R73h

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano 105 5800 11-32/Campagnolo Chorus

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Potenza

Handlebars/Stem:
Origin8 ProLite Compact 40cm bar/Origin8 ProLite Threadless

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia SLR Flow/Fizik Cyrano 27.2

Brakes:
Campagnolo Potenza

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mercury M3 carbon clincher/Continental GP4000S

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mercury M3 carbon clincher/Continental GP4000S

Accessories:
Bianchi Celeste bottle cages, Fizik Microtex bar tape

More Info:
My dream of an Italian lugged steel frame compelled me to pull the components off my Scott CR1 for the build. The black decals inspired my all-dark color scheme. I think it really shows off the classic Bianchi celeste. The build came together as a fairly light package, I'm guessing under 20 lbs. It rides like a dream: lively, incredibly smooth, and fun. I've tried quite a few frames/materials over the last few years, but I know I'm going to keep this one for a while!

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Veloce Version 2.0

Current Stage Info:

Updated: now more Italian with Campagnolo Potenza groupset, and modern with threadless carbon fork. Pictures are from the same day of my first ride with Potenza. Very positive, precise performance, with a very tactile feel.

Added by 4on. Last updated about 5 years ago.

As of about 5 years ago, 4on has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

6 Comments

Le_Pigeonvert

Le_Pigeonvert says:

Good Neo Retro job :)

Posted almost 6 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted almost 6 years ago

4on

4on says:

Thanks!

Posted almost 6 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

+2

Posted almost 6 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

How does the Potenza ride?

Posted almost 6 years ago

4on

4on says:

Thanks for asking. The group works great, with flawless shifting, good crank stiffness, nice brake modulation/power, and overall quiet operation. I'm probably influenced by previous Campagnolo reviews, but shifting has a precise, mechanical feel that contrasts with Shimano's smooth, muted feel. I'm surprisingly impressed by the braking performance, which doesn't give anything away to the Ultegra on my Scott.

Posted almost 6 years ago