As a result of looking to sell my carbon aero TT bike (check Facebay for more details if you are looking) there is a chance I might be going out to market to look for a new bike.
As I close in on 50 years of age an aggressive racing machine is nice, but not essential. So I have been looking at a number of potential machines in alloy and around the £1000-£1500 mark.
A diverge E5 or Trek Domane al3 are in the frame.
However… I now have a new plan.
2009 Tour Series local club support race in Peterborough, England.
This wonderful Bianchi via Nirone cost me £550 in 2009 and has been with me to France and Spain before then being dumped on a turbo as more shiny bikes came into my life.
But now I am looking at it as a potential restoration project.
Its a wonderfully comfortable and responsive frame in the only colour I think Bianchi should sell bikes in, celeste.
The crankset is FSA but the rest of the components are Campagnolo, and people don’t say that enough nowadays.
I have no issue with Shimano, nor Sram. But there is something about a bike with Campag that automatically makes it feel like a classic.
So what should I do readers?
Should I sell this bike on in its hour of need, along with the TT bike to fund a new steed?
Or should I take the proceeds from when I sell the carbon fibre machine and invest it in some new wheels, new headset, saddle and other upgrades around the Bianchi frameset?
In my mind I already know what I should do!
Let’s see what happens!