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new Bianchi Pista out / chrome forkDougSloan
Oct 23, 2003 9:04 AM

Looks pretty cool.

I dont get itctisevn
Oct 23, 2003 10:10 AM
so is the 04 pista all chrome and shiny like? thats what Ive heard elsewhere but sheldons page says:

We start with a standard Bianchi Pista (2001 model shown in these pictures), and add a Shimano Dual Pivot front brake. To get the best out of the brake, we upgrade to high-performance Kool Stop Eagle 2 salmon brake shoes.

so thats not the bike in the pics? or is it. not that Ill be buying a new fixie this year but chromes cool. sort of.
ditto ;-) (nm)jtferraro
Oct 23, 2003 10:41 AM
text messed upDougSloan
Oct 23, 2003 10:52 AM
I think Sheldon's text is just messed up. The SE is the current model, with a brake, essentially.

I guess it's not chrome, just clear coat over polished steel, which looks like chrome.

Yup, I checked out this link earlier and really like the bike...jtferraro
Oct 23, 2003 10:39 AM
I was checking but they still haven't put the '04 bikes on their site yet. The chrome IS cool - especially that chrome saddle! I think the pictures on are actually of a 2001 model: "We start with a standard Bianchi Pista (2001 model shown in these pictures), and add a Shimano Dual Pivot front brake." Anyway, the bike definitely comes well equipped for the money -

1.) Reynolds 520 double-butted CrMo2
2.) TruVativ Elita ISIS crank & BB
3.) Mavic CXP-22, 32H rims
4.) Shimano Dura-Ace 16T fixed cog and Dura-Ace lockring
5.) WTB MP 350, clipless SPD type pedals

The main reason I opted for the Fuji was b/c I was looking for road geometry, as opposed to track geometry, which has steeper head and seat tube angles. I also picked up the stock '04 Fuji Track for $499.95.

Very nice...Grizfan
Oct 23, 2003 1:35 PM
A local shop has a few in stock, the chrome saddle looks cheap and I wish they didnt clear coat it. I supect they will not stay in the shop long. Great bike for the money.
man, I just about had given up on Bianchidesmo
Oct 23, 2003 2:07 PM
but that thing is cool in chrome! their all sloping top tube road models have gotten ugly enough in the last few years that I'm now totally Bianchi-less. may have to snap up a chomie Pista though just to wear the Bianchi woolies I still have. yeah, the saddle looks like a piece of crap, but that's the first thing pulled on any bike that does not come standard Flite equippped. got to go look at that pic again.