"I got a full carbon bike with lifetime frame warranty. taper steerer and FULL sram red groupo (latest edition) for 2109AUD including delivery. Using my power meter it produced the same performance (Cervelo) up Corkscrew at the same wattage.…"
"None on my bike...maybe Kym at the Aldgate Bike Shop took them off before selling me the bike.
Man you can really see the weave in that CF cloth on the seat tube. Not so visible on mine but maybe your flash is accentuating it."
"2008 was the last year they still made any production frames in Italy. My 2012 Bianchi MTB has made in Taiwan all over it (as does my DeRosa).
I think Look, Time, Cyfac & and some BMCs are the only non-custom carbon frames still made in Europe."
"Hi, 2008 928. Bottom of the seat tube as you can probably tell by the chainring visible on the left hand siode of the photo. The only other place I know that they used to place the sticker was a smaller on the the LHS chain stay."
"Stickers applied in Italy.
As said, most frames from Taiwan, it could in fact improve quality control but its just the way it is, Colnago, pinnarello etc all but top end made in factory in Taiwan albeit to their specification.
Mainly by Giant but…"
"That's on a top of the range Bianchi? Which year is it?
My 2008 928 doesn't have a similar sticker.
According to Kym at the Aldgate Bike shop who until recently was a Bianchi dealer all the Bianchi frames are made in Taiwan and then…"
"Um....who said they're hand made in Italy? I don't recall seeing any labels on my top of the range 928 stating that the bike is hand made in Italy. I think you'll find that with a majority of Italian brands all but the top of the line…"
"The Bianchi "agent" in Goolwa recently sponsored a Vets 2 day open race at Goolwa .Whilst it may not be just a bike shop, it sells car parts and possibly hardware as well, he seemed to know his stuff. He does test rides, bike fits and…"
Checked at local bike shop and sadly your bike would be just too big to be comfortable. Thanks again. If you fancy a night out at the fringe please feel free to get in touch and I'll get you a couple of free fix for my show. Best to contact me on face book. Look for Alan Anderson whisky comedian. Cheers again.
That is very kind of you thank you. I have a feeling it might be too big for me. I am175cm and ride a cannon dale 56cm. Many have said cannon dale undersize their frames and that it's equivalent to others 54cm. I will go to my LBS and tray 60cm for size. Again thank you for the kind offer and I hope you are back spinning asap. I'll be back in touch soon.