|how much does your bianchi pista weigh?||mghwk|
Nov 2, 2003 4:43 PM
|Just about to take the plunge and was wondering a couple of things:
How much do these things weigh, out of the box. Doesn't matter much, just curious.
If putting a front brake on, and being accustomed to riding on the hoods, what do you hang on to with the other hand, hehe? Will likely use a Shimano SLR lever on the brake.
Thanks for the input,
Chrome is cool,
|re: how much does your bianchi pista weigh?||wolfereeno|
Nov 2, 2003 6:00 PM
|often people put a brake on the right as well but with no lever so you have a hood to hang on to. Sheldon's bikes have this: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html|
|Yup, 2 hoods but only 1 brake lever...||jtferraro|
Nov 2, 2003 7:55 PM
|jtferraro "The total cost of my '04 Fuji Track has just increased..." 10/21/03 7:47pm
Something else to consider: My LBS wrench installed a piece of cable housing under the right side ("dummy" side) top handlebar tape so it feels the same as the left side, which I thought was a great idea. Additionally, he stuck a small piece of handlebar tape into the dummy hood, where he removed the lever, to give it a cleaner look.
|Good hood suggestions, thanks.||mghwk|
Nov 2, 2003 8:58 PM
|Thanks for the suggestions on the hoods, still trying to satisfy my curiosity about what peoples bike's weigh, though. Not a big issue, just curious.|
|about 19 lbs. on my 56 Fuji Track. (nm)||jtferraro|
Nov 3, 2003 4:32 AM
Nov 3, 2003 4:47 AM
|Very unofficially weighed me the weighed me holding the bike, subtracted the two, and got 18 lbs, not a gram counter myself I was just curious.|
|Oh yeah, add stuff I forget the first time||zapp|
Nov 3, 2003 4:49 AM
|that was a 49cm, with tiagra front brake and sigle paul cross lever. and a lighter seat and vittoria open corsa cx tires, your weight may vary|
Nov 3, 2003 8:30 AM
|I remember weighing mine, but can't recall exactly what it was. It's around 20 now, but that's after adding a front brake, installing really heavy tires and tubes, and water bottle mounts.
Stock, there's not a single part on this bike that even approaches what I would call "light." To me, it's purely for training, so weight isn't important.
|Thanks for responses...||mghwk|
Nov 3, 2003 11:54 PM
|Now I just have to wait for BianchiUSA to unload their dumb boat with all the bikes on it. LBS says 2-4 weeks til delivery. Friend and I each ordered one and got a good deal from Golsan Cycles in Salt Lake City. $530 after tax. So far, Golsan has been good to work with. Will post report after delivery. Can't wait to put the brake on and go for it.|
Nov 4, 2003 7:47 AM
|You might want to go ahead and order a pair of track nuts from Sheldon Brown. They are useful on the rear, but don't make a difference on the front. They hold the axle in place better. Also consider getting another cog to have ready. The stock 48x16 is a little tall.
Nov 7, 2003 10:21 AM
|My 03 Pista came with track nuts. Apparently the 02 didn't, so I had gone ahead and bought some.|| |