New bike day is closing in!!

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by JhnBssll, 8 Jun 2018.

  1. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Senior Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I received an exciting email this afternoon, my new Bianchi is due to leave the factory on Monday and should be ready to collect later in the week ^_^^_^^_^

    As luck would have it I booked Thursday and Friday off this morning to use up a couple of days I was owed from earlier in the year. This should make it nice and easy to pop in to Elmy Cycles for a bike fit and to take it away :okay: I'm pretty excited to see what it looks like with the additions I've made :laugh:

    Full spec as collected will be:

    57cm Oltre XR3 disc, Ultegra R8000
    Deda SuperZero 100mm stem
    Deda SuperZero carbon aero bars
    Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST Disc wheels
    Hope RX4-SH calipers and 160mm road spec rotors (Orange)
    Hope jockey wheels, bar end plugs, headset spacers, steerer cap (all Orange)
    Bianchi carbon bottle cages (with Orange bolts) :whistle:

    :wub:

    :bicycle::bicycle::bicycle:
     
  2. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    Awesome! Bike itself and the fact that it’s nearly sorted. :smile:

    Very nearly got an XR3 recently, but only stopped as already have an aero steed and wanted a climber. Specialissima was a touch over budget wise would have been the one.
     
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    JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Senior Member

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    Cheers, I've got a roubaix at the moment so this should fit in well :okay: One day I may treat myself to a Specialissima but I'd have to a) earn more and b) lose a bit more weight to justify it :laugh:
     
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  4. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    I have to say, my Helium SL is very different to my Noah SL, so I am glad that I went the way I did.

    You’ll be chuffed with the XR3 after riding the Roubaix. All out speed machine.

    I can shift on my Helium, but the Noah is another level. Then it’s the reverse on the climbs.
     
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    JhnBssll Senior Member

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    I must admit I did admire the Noah SL for some time in the showroom, it's a beautiful looking bike :okay:
     
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  6. wheresthetorch

    wheresthetorch Dreaming of Celeste

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    JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Senior Member

    Location:
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    Not yet, still waiting to hear when it's going to be ready before I go in to get it set up and take it away. Shouldn't be long now, I understand it left the factory on Monday but they drive them all the way from Northern Italy so it's not super rapid :laugh: I'm rather hoping to get some more news tomorrow :okay: I think Elmys are both busy and short a mechanic at the moment so im trying not to bug them too much but I'm a little excited so it's a struggle :laugh:
     
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  8. wheresthetorch

    wheresthetorch Dreaming of Celeste

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Well, let us know and remember to post pics!
     
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    JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Senior Member

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    :laugh: Oh I will :okay: I plan on riding out somewhere pretty and taking some photos at the earliest opportunity :okay:
     
  10. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    Really looking forward to hearing your opinion on the ride. That ship has sailed for me, but intrigued nonetheless. :smile:
     
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    JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Senior Member

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    I gave in and called earlier, they were expecting it to arrive today. Since 5.30 has been and gone with no phonecall I can only assume it didn't :thumbsdown: Maybe tomorrow... :tongue:
     
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    JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Senior Member

    Location:
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    I received an email at 10.37pm this evening saying the bike did in fact arrive today ^_^ It's still boxed up but they'll be getting to work on it over the next few days and letting me know early next week when it's going to be ready to collect :becool: I might have to pop in tomorrow and peak in the box :blush:
     
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    JhnBssll Senior Member

    Location:
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    I couldn't resist... In fact on arrival I was shown a closed box in the corner and positively encouraged to tear it open :laugh:

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    Despite overwhelming temptating I didn't take it out of the box in the middle of the shop, there's not a great deal of space in there and there were a lot of other customers milling around :laugh: I'm expecting them to contact me early next week when they've got it ready for fitting and collection ^_^ I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's been brightened up a bit by the anodised orange bits :laugh:
     
  14. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    It’s gonna be marmite for some, potentially, but for those of us with taste it’s gonna be flipping awesome!
     
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    JhnBssll Senior Member

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    You're not wrong there :laugh: We all know what a pickle some people get in when they see Shimano on an italian bike, let alone silly coloured English bits :wacko::laugh:

    I'll tell you what though, it's already making me happy :okay::laugh:
     
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