Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Bianchi Pista Question
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07-10-03, 08:10 PM
Hey I'm new to the whole fixie thing, recently bought a pista for commuting and to help my spin for racing (I am a roadie). I noticed the paint is pretty easy to chip off. Any advice?
07-10-03, 08:30 PM
I wrench for a Bianchi dealer and I have noticed that Bianchis in general are very prone to paint chipping. I am not sure why but it is certainly common with their bikes. Who cares though if it is your fixie, I mean that is the bike that you can ride into town and chain up outside the bar with no worries, Right? I have a Pista as well but I have had no problems thus far but I would also admit that I am fairly cautious in handling my bicycles.
07-10-03, 08:59 PM
So am I, as I am a mech too. That's why I am so alarmed by the paint chipping already.
07-10-03, 10:04 PM
Clearcoat your Pista.....using satin or high gloss. It'll add a bit of protection. But you'll lose that flat black stealth look.
Search on posts by Grunk. I like his solution to this prob.
07-11-03, 08:48 AM
where is the paint chipping from? i haven't had problems with mine so far? but i still have a nylon sheath on my chain, and next week i'll be getting some re*load covers to protect the 'lock damage' areas.
07-11-03, 05:41 PM
random spots from who knows what. I seriously have never had this problem before.. and what stealth black look are u talking bout? I have a shiny grey look :)
07-11-03, 06:05 PM
You can also use an old innertube and some electrical tape to wrap up the top tube to prevent leaning damage (yeah the REload pads RULE [all reload stuff does!], but they can be easily removed be a thief). Plus it "city-fies" a bike, making it look less tasty than normal. But if you want the pristine look of a beautiful fixed gear, go with pads.
07-13-03, 02:15 AM
bianchi paint blows. i think it chips because they don't clearcoat. a kid i know has an old celeste green pista and it's hard to tell if it's green or silver now because the paint has chipped in so many places...it looks really odd.
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