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Looking for an 02/03 Bianchi Pista, 51-53cm, any leads?(4 posts)

Looking for an 02/03 Bianchi Pista, 51-53cm, any leads?_Darwin_
Oct 30, 2003 2:39 PM
Hi, I'm looking for an 02/03 Pista in a 51-53cm. I've tried looking on ebay, but it always seems to either not have my size or go for too much $. If anyone has one for sale, knows of a shop that is selling one for cheap, or anything else, please let me know!

I've considered the new Specialized Langster too, but I don't like the Alu frame that much or the road-ish geometry (not sure of the specs but the picture looks that way). Also considering a KHS, Fuji, IRO, Kogswell, and some Italian bikes etc... but for some reason I have this thing for the 03 Pista in ship grey. I love that thing. The 04 in chrome is ugly IMO.

Thanks
re: Looking for an 02/03 Bianchi Pista, 51-53cm, any leads?wolfereeno
Oct 30, 2003 6:28 PM
there's a 02 or 03 53" on ebay right now.

You can't just look once and expect to find your size and exact specs. You need to monitor it over time and hope to get lucky! Try their saved searches feature. It will email you when people post things that match your query.

Also consider looking on Craigslist. Someone sold a 51 just last week. Went really fast though.

Toga Bikes in NYC sells the new one for $549 You should also check Harris http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html

I love the chrome model. I'm in deep lust.
have you checked a dealerdesmo
Oct 30, 2003 8:54 PM
if there's 03's still at the warehouse you think you could get a decent price on a new one right now. too bad they're so popular now. in 2002 they still had 00's in stock. I got one new for $350. anyway it's worth asking a few Bianchi shops. Here's a link to a 53cm 03 on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3634893314&category=7298
have you checked a dealerzapp
Oct 31, 2003 4:44 AM
I needed a 49cm a month ago, went to the LBS, they ordered one, and it was out no bikes left at the warehouse on either end of the country. Went to Harriss Cyclery they had one 49cm left, didn't ask about the other sizes. FYI