Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Bianchi Milano Parco

Milano Parco by Bianchi. Available at Capitol Hill Bikes for $450.

Review by Coffee Joe, a commenter at Commute By Bike.

2008 Specs:

Frame: Bianchi 26" Milano City Aluminum (Sizes: 16.5, 18.5, 20, 22")
Colors: Celeste
Crankset: Prowheel PI-244A alloy with steel ring 44T
Chain: KMC Z610H
Cog: Shimano 20T
Front hub: Joytech JY-761DSE alloy 36h
Rear hub: Shimano Nexus SG-3R40 3-spd 36h
Rims: Alex ACE19 alloy 36h
Tires: Kenda K-193 26"x1.5
Handlebar: Kalloy SP-359 alloy 27.2 mm
Saddle: Velo VLG-519AD2 double density
Brakes: Lee-chi XL96 alloy
Pedals: Pistal type steel
Chainguard: Plastic SP-45C painted
Mudguards: Yuen I YCA-5M alloy tubular

1 comment:

patrick said...

This is my commuter bike and I love it. The internal hub, fenders, and the aesthetic styling are all wonderful.

I wish the chainguard had more coverage and while the seat has a cool blinking light, it had a structural failure while I was riding it (no fun).

Biggest drawback (aside from the seat mfg. quality) was the lack of a rack or dropouts, although new Milanos allow that as an option (unfortunately without the internal hub).