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I hate all of you fixed gear owners, I just went down to thechopper
Aug 9, 2002 12:59 PM
local LBS that carries Bianchi's in an attempt to order a Pista and they are completely out of stock and Bianchi USA only has 49cm's left. After all of the ranting and raving about the qualities of these beauties I decided I needed one. I'm told it will be 1 1/2 months until the 2003's..............SHI*!!!!!!!!!
Half the fun of a onespeed is building one. Hit Ebay. (nm)onespeed
Aug 9, 2002 1:03 PM
Agree--find a medium-decent frame and build your own (nm)cory
Aug 9, 2002 1:08 PM
what size do you need?DougSloan
Aug 9, 2002 2:42 PM
My LBS has a 57. Cyclo Path
6459 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: (559) 432-2990
what size do you need?chopper
Aug 9, 2002 2:48 PM
61cm, thanks for asking. Its sucks when instant gratification isn't met.
did you try Sheldon Brown/Harris Cyclery? nmDougSloan
Aug 9, 2002 2:49 PM
Nope, but I'll give em a try, thanks................nmchopper
Aug 9, 2002 3:02 PM
so buy a steamer.ctisevn
Aug 9, 2002 4:34 PM
I let a guy that has a pista ride my steamroller and he claims its alot stiffer in the bottom bracket area than his pista. Ive never ridden a pista so I cant say. Im pretty happy with my surly though, and I heard they were blowing out some frames a month or so ago so you might find one cheap.
Aug 9, 2002 7:30 PM
the above mentioned pista rider said that his frame lacks the crossbar between the chainstays shown in the pic. maybe thats why its a noodle. if its a noodle. if I were to buy another Id look for a used gtb1. thats a stiff frame.
Whats so good about it?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Aug 9, 2002 6:21 PM
I'm a track rider and in all honesty I'd never ride a Bianchi Pista unless it was handed to me with a cheque. Bianchi makes road/mountain bikes and like I suspected its not an overly stiff frame from what another post said. I'd recommend a Cramerotti track frame. They are made custom so if your setting it up for the road they would probably have no problem changing the geometry and putting brake cable mounts on it. I'd say they would put derailler cable mounts on too but that would be a bad joke.