Re: [CR]KOF Lugged Steel 2009 Bianchi Dolomiti

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Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 09:54:09 -0700
From: "Morgan Fletcher" <morgan@hahaha.org>
To: nicbordeaux@yahoo.fr
Subject: Re: [CR]KOF Lugged Steel 2009 Bianchi Dolomiti
References: <367986.95232.qm@web28005.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <367986.95232.qm@web28005.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

nicbordeaux wrote:
> Still, interesting that a "forray" back to steel is being en
> visaged, though I suspect it is pure marketing. Unless, and I doubt this, s
> omeone at Bianchi has realized that carbon bikes have a very limited life e
> xpectancy unless hung on a wall and never ridden.

FWIW, Sky Yaeger is very aware of classic bicycle design, and was the driving force behind some very cool bikes at Bianchi USA (which informed much of Bianchi Italy's offering) over the last few years. She's since left Bianchi, but I'm sure this bike bears her imprint.

http://www.hampsten.com/Company/Interview.html http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/interview-swobos-sky-yaeger-16993

BTW Bicycle companies engage in pure marketing. That's how they sell bikes. Impure marketing is often less effective, and no marketing leads to bankruptcy. Bianchi (and their parent company) is a big company that needs to sell lots of bikes to stay afloat.

I'm going to pay attention to this bike. It's pretty neat. I'd ride one.

Morgan Fletcher
Oakland, CA USA