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Bianchi Roger

Started this discussion. Last reply by larry miller May 29, 2012. 6 Replies

I have an opportunity to look at a used Roger.  The bike now has an 8 speed internal hub.  I have never encountered an internal hub.  Has anyone had experience racing CX with an internal hub?  What…Continue

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Would you watch Cyclocross on Versus?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emil Nov 21, 2010. 4 Replies

Calling all crossers to take this quick poll on Versus.Perhaps Versus is looking to televise Nationals??  Let's hope!Take the poll.   It takes seconds.…Continue

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larry miller replied to Holly Gatto's discussion Bianchi Roger
"Its hard to price it without knowing what parts are on the bike... I would pay up to 450 for that frame/fork if I had the cash.  Anywhere from 600 for a complete and up depending on the components. A guy on my team just paid around 900 for his."
May 29, 2012
Holly Gatto replied to Holly Gatto's discussion Bianchi Roger
"All excellent points and the SS masochist is appealing. Painful but fun when I am looking back at what I just did after the race is finished. I do have a chance to ride this bike.  The original handlebars are gone and he only has a few sets of…"
May 29, 2012
David whitlock replied to Holly Gatto's discussion Bianchi Roger
"Since you are talking about an 8 speed internal with a road shifter option I'm assuming that you are referring to the Shimano Alfine 8 speed hub.  Yes, they are heavy when compared to the SS option, but really only about two…"
May 29, 2012
larry miller replied to Holly Gatto's discussion Bianchi Roger
"I would take a look at it regardless. These frames are very nice and not produced anymore. A guy on my team just picked one up and its super cool.  If you do not buy it please let me have the persons contact info I might pick it up if its the…"
May 29, 2012
Chris Mayhew replied to Holly Gatto's discussion Bianchi Roger
"What is is that appeals to you about this bike vs something more traditional like a Redline? Will you be able to test ride this bike? Internally geared hubs are less effecient (roughly) than traditional gearing. So there will be some power loss. And…"
May 28, 2012
larry miller replied to Holly Gatto's discussion Bianchi Roger
"So funny I was thinking about this setup on the shitter today! @capitalcrewbike"
May 28, 2012
Holly Gatto posted a discussion

Bianchi Roger

I have an opportunity to look at a used Roger.  The bike now has an 8 speed internal hub.  I have never encountered an internal hub.  Has anyone had experience racing CX with an internal hub?  What are the advantages/disadvantages?I also have the opportunity to purchase the original single speed wheel so I could convert it back to a SS.  What are the advantages/disadvantages SS vs. internal 8 speed hub for racing?  The bike currently has a flat bar with the shifter on it.  I would have to buy…See More
May 28, 2012
Emil replied to Holly Gatto's discussion Would you watch Cyclocross on Versus?
"I hate VS since they interrupted the end of a pro road race for opening ceremonies of a hockey playoff. The ceremonies lasted for at least 30 min, while the race was in the final K. I wrote them a heated email but never received a response. I vowed…"
Nov 21, 2010
JesseD replied to Holly Gatto's discussion Would you watch Cyclocross on Versus?
"Seeing's how the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP race is to be held here in the states, it seems that they are testing the waters for viewership. I personally would rather see it on Universal Sports...their cycling coverage has been pretty good from what…"
Nov 20, 2010
Tom Purcell replied to Holly Gatto's discussion Would you watch Cyclocross on Versus?
"'Cross, road, MTB, track, whatever. We need more cage fighting and bull tiding like we need a collective sore ass. I voted, and so far it's 98% in favor."
Nov 20, 2010
Tony Church replied to Holly Gatto's discussion Would you watch Cyclocross on Versus?
"Voted...bump"
Nov 17, 2010
Holly Gatto posted a discussion

Would you watch Cyclocross on Versus?

Calling all crossers to take this quick poll on Versus.Perhaps Versus is looking to televise Nationals??  Let's hope!Take the poll.   It takes seconds.http://www.versus.com/cycling/See More
Nov 17, 2010
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Profile Information

Hometown:
Leechburg, PA
About Me:
Been racing bikes since '96 (I think); USAC/USAT coach; it's not how you finish, it's the fun you have in the process (and getting muddy is a bonus)
Current Bike Collection:
too many to list and a basement that is large to hang them all from the rafters!!!
Favorite Race:
At the moment: Month of Mud Grove City CX
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
It is right at the end of road racing season so why not find more things to do that cause pain (and another excuse to buy another bike)
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
1996
Racing category:
noob

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