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    New Rider from Bay Area

    Name: James
    Location: Fremont, Ca
    Bike: Bianchi Pista

    Just wanted to post up and do a basic intro. I recently got into cycling since a bunch of my friends have been doing it a while. Having tons of fun out riding around the bay area, and some parts of Sacramento also. I picked up this Bianchi Pista from a friend last year for super cheap, and even tho its too small for me its a great bike. Deff in need of Maintenance so I am trying to learn more about the different parts the bike so I can start figuring out what I need.



    Based off of the color and parts on the bike I am guessing its a 2003/04 Size 51

    Its pretty much original, but I did add GR-9's//Toshi's after tearing a generic single strap. I dont plan on doing to much to it because I dont feel the need to show off with expensive parts, but I am looking for a better saddle and I need to learn what size bearings are in this thing so I can replace those.

    Thanks,

    James

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    Hi James,

    Welcome to Bike Forums.

    BF mechanics can answer your questions.

    Nice photo.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Hi James,

    Welcome to Bike Forums.

    BF mechanics can answer your questions.

    Nice photo.
    Hello! Thanks, I will search around for this "BF Mechanics"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project510 View Post
    Hello! Thanks, I will search around for this "BF Mechanics"

    http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...ycle-Mechanics
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Howdy howdy from the north bay! nice bike! awful light of chrome pista's on CL around here lately
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

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    Yea, my guess is the chrome isnt cool enough for htem anymore. Its all about Super Pista's with tons of over priced parts on them. I love the bike! Will be doing the LIVESTRONG Challenge Davis ride on it in June!

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    Sold the Pista and bought a bike I actually fit.



    Has a lot of random borrowed parts so I will post up a thread as I piece it together.

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