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It looks very much like there is a new project in the making. As any fule kno, the greatest aluminium frame ever made was the Bianchi FG Lite. Here is a link to one being held by renowned clean cyclists Stefano Garzelli, Mario Cipollini and Danilo Diluca. It is an awesome bike and people in the know speak of it in respectful, hushed tones. Having been discontinued for a few years now, they are as rare as hen’s teeth. I have managed to get my hands on a variant of the FG Lite – the Dama Bianca version. Some might say this is a ladies frame but those people simply have no appreciation of what they are dealing with here. It is light as a feather, the finish is awesome and it is my size. That is all that needs to be recognised. Such a beautiful frame deserves to be fitted out with Super Record and some sort of high end Campagnolo wheels but, alas, that’s not going to be possible so instead I’ll be building it up with whatever I’ve got lying around the place. At the moment that’s some spare handlebars, 105 shifters and Ultegra derailleurs. I’ll keep you updated as the project progresses.

Dama Bianca. the White Lady.

Dama Bianca. the White Lady.

It's actually the Dama Bianca Lei and has Hawai'ian themed flowers painted on it.

It’s actually the Dama Bianca Lei and has Hawai’ian themed flowers painted on it.

Is that hibiscus? Looks like hibiscus.

Is that hibiscus? Looks like hibiscus.

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Update! Here’s an instagram of current progress with bits and pieces I just happen to have lying around. I’ll need to get a seat post that actually fits.

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