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    Conversion question!

    So I want to convert my Bianchi Pista fixed gear bike into a road bike. What parts do I need or do you guys suggest? Is this a project I can do myself? Do they make anodized derailleurs?

    Anyone have any experience with this kind of thing? Any help would be appreciated!
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    I don't know if it would be possible to attach a rear derailleur to track ends. Perhaps there's some sort of derailleur hanger available for this kind of conversion but I've never seen one.

    Then there's the question of running cables on a bike with no cable bosses. Again, perhaps there's some sort of aftermarket widget available, but I've never seen one.

    Maybe an internal hub?
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    Bianchi Pistas don't have rear dérailleur hangers.

    No hangers = no dérailleurs = no gears.
    Ten tenths.

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    With the work needed and parts it would cost you about as much as an entry level roadie. Get one of these for 800$

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    Bianchi Pistas don't have rear dérailleur hangers.

    No hangers = no dérailleurs = no gears.
    Ahem...

    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=DP1071



    You will however, need a new groupset and a new rear wheel.

    It would be kinda neat to convert into a Campy setup with a single 10s Record downtube shifter for the rear only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    Ahem...

    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=DP1071



    You will however, need a new groupset and a new rear wheel.

    It would be kinda neat to convert into a Campy setup with a single 10s Record downtube shifter for the rear only.
    Like I said, Bianchi Pistas don't have dérailleur hangers.
    Ten tenths.

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    No hanger, no downtube bosses, no cable guides. Don't do it. Just buy an old road frame.

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    Wait. Does this mean I have to run brakes now? Nevermind guys. Eff that ess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    Ahem...

    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=DP1071



    You will however, need a new groupset and a new rear wheel.

    It would be kinda neat to convert into a Campy setup with a single 10s Record downtube shifter for the rear only.
    And you'd need a vintage clamp on downtube shifter band. 15GPB at Campyoldy.com. http://www.campyoldy.co.uk/stocklist.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by neverjared View Post
    Wait. Does this mean I have to run brakes now? Nevermind guys. Eff that ess.
    haha FG/SS forum must be down.

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    There was mention in a FG/SS thread to troll the road forum.

    Here it is.
    Last edited by kringle; 07-29-08 at 06:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverjared View Post
    Wait. Does this mean I have to run brakes now? Nevermind guys. Eff that ess.
    No you don't have to use brakes, you could always use your face

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    Gee golly! Not troll. Stir up trouble is the word I used. In any case I just expanded my bike shop knowledge with a new part to add a hanger to a bike that doesnt have one! Thanks guys! You're swell!
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    Yeah, I'm not sure how you would do it without downtube cable stops. Sell the Pista (I haven't checked the Pista-Dex lately, but you should be able to get a decent price) and buy a proper road frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taliesin View Post
    Yeah, I'm not sure how you would do it without downtube cable stops. Sell the Pista (I haven't checked the Pista-Dex lately, but you should be able to get a decent price) and buy a proper road frame.
    Do you know how many super deep v-neck shirts he could buy if he sold his Pista...omg, it's almost overwhelming. He might even have enough money left over to buy some PBR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by photonick View Post
    Do you know how many super deep v-neck shirts he could buy if he sold his Pista...omg, it's almost overwhelming. He might even have enough money left over to buy some PBR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by photonick View Post
    Do you know how many super deep v-neck shirts he could buy if he sold his Pista...omg, it's almost overwhelming. He might even have enough money left over to buy some PBR!
    Haha... best post ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photonick View Post
    Do you know how many super deep v-neck shirts he could buy if he sold his Pista...omg, it's almost overwhelming. He might even have enough money left over to buy some PBR!

    Wow! This post was so funny that I accidentally mis-cut the pair of Dickies I am making into bike knickers. Oh well, I guess that's actually an enhancement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Netdewt View Post
    Haha... best post ever.
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    I already sold one of my concepts. I think I'll use the $300 I made in the resale to buy some booze and drink away my sorrows. You win today roadies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by photonick View Post
    Do you know how many super deep v-neck shirts he could buy if he sold his Pista...omg, it's almost overwhelming. He might even have enough money left over to buy some PBR!



    Now thats funny. My new signature.
    Quote Originally Posted by photonick View Post
    Do you know how many super deep v-neck shirts he could buy if he sold his Pista...omg, it's almost overwhelming. He might even have enough money left over to buy some PBR!

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    HAHA well after 1685 terrible posts I figure I had to get one good one in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt wisconsin View Post
    CLEVER!!
    WORTHLESS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    Bianchi Pistas don't have rear dérailleur hangers.

    No hangers = no dérailleurs = no gears.
    you fail


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    Quote Originally Posted by dddave View Post
    you fail

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    If that's your bike, I suggest you step away from this thread now...

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