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    Bianchi lovers advice

    So Iím picking up a All Celeste infinito soon.

    What should I go with to match?

    All white? ( saddle cables tape cages)

    All black. ( saddle cables tape cages)


    I like the look of both , I borrowed a few pictures off google .







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    Black. Matches the lettering.

    White gets dirty too quickly.
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    Agreed. White may look good, and in fact a little soiling just shows you actually use the bike. If you can't live with that then black.

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    Right now I have Celeste bar tape, but I replaced my Bianchi Celeste saddle with a tan Fizik a while ago, and I have a hankering to put tan tape on my bars. In any case, black saddle and black tape does come off as a bit businesslike.
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    Celeste tape and saddle would be too much, as others have said white gets dirty.

    as Lombard pointed out which I missed was the black would match the lettering.

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    I like white tape and cables for the contrast. A wipe with a damp rag when you lube the chain and check the brakes will keep it semi clean for a half season. I think white or yellow tape helps with drivers seeing you as well.

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    Celeste on cables, bar tape and cages. Black saddle.
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    Main bike now that I'm older is my '92 Reparto Corsa. I go with black all the way... saddle, wrap, and cables. White and celeste only just looks too delicate or something
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    the problem with adding a bunch of Celeste items (saddle, tape, cages, bottles, cables, pedals...) is that they're never all the same shade. ends up being a tacky mish-mash of colors...

    looks much cleaner with black...makes the logos pop.
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    My Bianchi is my #2 bike now, but here it is in 1996 as my main race bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    the problem with adding a bunch of Celeste items (saddle, tape, cages, bottles, cables, pedals...) is that they're never all the same shade. ends up being a tacky mish-mash of colors...

    looks much cleaner with black...makes the logos pop.
    Funny how Bianchi changes the shade of Celeste from year to year. But that is part of the charm of that make. Crazy Italians! 😀

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    You cannot have too much Celeste.



    But black saddle, Celeste Deda tape is what I use these days on my Sempre Pro.
    They do anything just to win a salami in ridiculous races. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me. It was the illest of times, it was the dopest of times. And we looked damn good. Actually the autobus broke down somewhere on the Mortirolo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbwh View Post
    You cannot have too much Celeste.



    But black saddle, Celeste Deda tape is what I use these days on my Sempre Pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbwh View Post
    You cannot have too much Celeste.



    But black saddle, Celeste Deda tape is what I use these days on my Sempre Pro.
    Looks like a Ti Mega Tube.


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    Quote Originally Posted by plag View Post
    So Iím picking up a All Celeste infinito soon.

    What should I go with to match?

    All white? ( saddle cables tape cages)

    All black. ( saddle cables tape cages)


    I like the look of both , I borrowed a few pictures off google .







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    I would vote white, except for the saddle. A white saddle always ends up looking nasty

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    I like the black. How bout a black saddle with a little Celeste like the San Marco Mantra along with black bar tape accented with Celeste electrical tape at the end of the bar tape


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    These are nice.



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    half tape is a good looking option:
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    ^1996 61 cm Ti Megatubo, made "at home", not by Litespeed. Note the fork is not the original Time carbon, which I chose to retire after a crash. I still have the frame, which I retired as late as in 2010.

    @plag: Celeste tape it should be. Black is camo. Therefore go with black casings and cables to make the shape and colours of the frame pop.


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    They do anything just to win a salami in ridiculous races. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me. It was the illest of times, it was the dopest of times. And we looked damn good. Actually the autobus broke down somewhere on the Mortirolo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    Right now I have Celeste bar tape, but I replaced my Bianchi Celeste saddle with a tan Fizik a while ago, and I have a hankering to put tan tape on my bars.
    I'm running a honey colored Brooks and matching leather tape. Mostly black other things. I like the look, even though I am generally against mixing black and browns in terms of aesthetics. Must be the magic of celeste.
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