Steel Framed Bianchi “All-Arounder/Gravel Grinder” road/touring bike.
Here’s a fine looking machine, at least if your tastes fall into some reasonable section of the bell curve. It’s a freshly repainted Bianchi frame, paired with a new chrome fork with dual eyelets on the dropouts. This is a useful feature if you want to add a front rack such as the Soma Porteur. You’ll also notice that all cables have been routed inside the British Racing Green handlebar tape, creating a clean look that allows plenty of real estate for a handlebar bag (or your small dog, cat, ferret, or even hamster).
Components on this bike are a very nice mix that should serve you well riding around the city, or all the way to Peru. It’s got Shimano Deore/Mavic wheels, Shimano Ultegra shifters and derailleurs (8-speed), and a Deore triple crankset. The cockpit is set up with a Nitto Technomic Stem (so you can get your bars up real high to see over your ferret), a Soma Highway One bar, and Cane Creek brake levers. Smooth-rolling Panaracer Pasela tires, ubiquitous here at Pedal Revolution, will be there for you where the rubber hits the road, trail, pothole, or small rodent.
This bike does compare very favorably, in fit and function, to a 52cm or a 54cm Surly Long Haul Trucker. It’s got most of the rack mounting capability of that bike, the nice longer wheelbase for loaded touring, and I’d say a whole lot more style. If you’re in the 5’6″ to 5’10” neighborhood, come in and give it spin.