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Bianchi Cromoly Road ~

Steel is real!

 

Tipo Corsa ~

Bianchi Tipo Corsa ~      49, 51, and 57cm still available* !

The Tipo Corsa combines contemporary double butted and heat treated cromoly tubing with the classic geometry that has made Bianchi one of the most revered builders in the world. Includes contrasting lugs, dropouts, fork crown and bottom bracket painted in cream plus metal head badge. Main color is traditional celeste green, of course! Specs: English threaded bottom bracket, 27.2 seatpost, 28.6 clamp-on front derailleur, standard 40-50mm brake calipers, 130mm rear wheel spacing, 1" threaded headset (included). Weight of frame, fork, and headset together (55cm) is 6.8 lbs. Frame includes single dropout eyelets and seatstay braze-ons for rear rack. Frame, fork, and headset .... $999.99   $849.99    Add to CART   

*Sorry, all other sizes are sold out for 2017. And no more are expected in 2018. So grab one of these last great classics while you can!

 

 

Pinella Boron ~     Available: 53cm

There is a lot more behind this very special frameset than first appears. Yes, steel is real. But the Pinella is much stiffer than other steel frames on the market. The thinly drawn tube set is over sized at the BB and chainstays to reduce twisting under hard loads such as climbing and sprinting. Frame weight is just 3.9 lbs (55cm). Includes matching straight bladed full carbon threadless fork in celeste green.

Boron Steel is heavily used in the automotive industry for its reduced weight and extra strength . In areas of the chassis, such as the front/bumper, side door impact beams, B-Pillars and roof lines, companies like Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Porsche, and Volkswagen rely on this material in order to achieve industry-high crash test ratings on their vehicles. It only stands to reason that in bike frame form, Boron Steel has a special place on the road.

Boron is added to the steel alloy during the manufacturing process to create a harder alloy than normal steel. Harder in the sense of stronger/higher level of durability, strength. If too much Boron is added the steel becomes brittle. If it's bent by a violent impact, Boron Steel is only straightened by heating with a torch. Even then, the material has become greatly weakened during this post manufacturing heating resulting in a significant decrease in strength. Thankfully, it's nearly as hard to bend as titanium!

Boron tubes are rough cut to length with a plasma-arc torch and cut-off disc. Titanium drill bits will penetrate the material when drilled at a slow speed but in return, last only a few holes. Don't even think of using a carbide drill bit. The carbide insert on the bit will crack after a couple of attempts.

Due to Boron Steel's low alloy and impurity content, MIG welding is used to join the tubes together, whereas TIG is used on the familiar air-hardened Reynolds 853 and other popular steels. With temperatures sky rocketing above that of normal steel manufacturing, galvanization is impossible to perform on the material. Instead, after welding, a rust inhibiting epoxy primer is added to the surface of the material to prevent oxidization. Includes frame, matching carbon fork, and black FSA headset .... $1849.99    Add to CART
 

53cm Pinella Seat tube (cc) Top tube (eff) Seat angle Headtube
53 50 53.5 74 11

 

Complete Bikes, 2018 ~

 

Volpe Classic ~

Built around the same Chromolite steel alloy platform as the now legendary Volpe but with a new rear triangle that has been stretched outward to accommodate even wider tires and more powerful canti brakes. 20-speed Shimano Tiagra parts kit, 50x39x30 Shimano Tiagra alloy triple crankset, 11-32 cassette, Shimano CX50 cantilever brake calipers, 32h Alex XC23 alloy wheelset with Shimano RS400 hubs, Kenda Kwick Tendril 700 x 35c tires, no pedals. Color is celeste #C1 .... $1299.99

 

 

Lupo ~

The Volpe's 'little brother', the Lupo is a less expensive version of the "Swiss Army Knife" of bikes. Equally adept at long distance road rides, gravel road excursions, city commuting, loaded touring, rails-to-trails adventures, and simply 'tooling about'. Built around the same cromoly frameset as the Volpe, the Lupo features 18-speed Shimano Sora parts kit, Sora 50x34 Hollowtech II compact crankset, 11-34 cassette, Tektro CR720 cantilever brakes, Alex XC23 alloy wheels with Sora hubset, and 700x32c Kenda Kwick Tendril tires, no pedals. Color is blue.gray gloss .... $999.99

 

 

Orso 105 ~

Military green cromoly frame with red decals, carbon fork, Shimano RS505 hydraulic disc brakes, 22-speed Shimano 105 parts kit with 50x34 crankset and 11-32 cassette, tubeless ready Reparto Corse CXX22 thru-axle disc wheelset with 40c Kenda Flintridge tires .... $2099.99

 

 

 

Orso Sora ~

Graphite black cromoly frame with cromoly fork and 18-speed Shimano Sora parts kit with 50x34 crankset and 11-34 cassette, Tektro C510 mechanical disc brakes, tubeless ready Reparto Corse ATD490 disc wheelset with 40cc Kenda Happy Medium tires .... $1299.99