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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-14-06, 12:12 PM   #1
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06 Pista or 05 KHS Flite 100?

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I'm pretty new to fixed gear riding. Actually I've never ridden a fixed gear bike in my life and would like to get started. I'm planning to use a fixed gear for training for road races, and commuting to college, as well as doing an occasional road time trial. I was pretty set on getting a Bianchi Pista from another bike shop since my LBS doesn't stock Bianchi. So I put a deposit down, but I found out yesterday that all the 06 chrome Pistas (and the green ones as well) were out of stock at the suppliers. So I was put down first on a waiting list. It wasn't certain when the next shipment would be coming in though. The shop owner said maybe early or late Feb or maybe even March. I then went down to my LBS, and the owner told me he could get me a 2005 KHS Flite 100( I think the 2006 looks kinda ugly in red) for $499.99 (The price the other shop was selling the Bianchi for). But there were only 2 50cm in stock at the supplier.

They both appear to be good bikes. I know the Binachi comes with a front brake and is chrome. But I really don't know how it handles or how the KHS handles. How are the components on both of them? I know there might be another thread on this. But I'm really confused on which one I should get. Can anyone help me out?

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Old 01-14-06, 12:13 PM   #2
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a search would have brought you here
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Old 01-14-06, 12:29 PM   #3
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Sorry. I was kinda lazy to do that. But thanks a lot. It helps. Would you wait for the Pista or would you get a KHS? It seems like a lot of people have pistas.
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Old 01-14-06, 01:01 PM   #4
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Old 01-14-06, 01:18 PM   #5
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get the bianchi bro! i hear the spokes break on them wheels.

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Old 01-14-06, 01:19 PM   #6
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pista > flite

pasta > gnocchi

opinion > fact
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Old 01-14-06, 01:37 PM   #7
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little extra info..
the KHS 06 Flite 100 is a little more like the Pista than the 05.
06 Flite has a threadless stem and they also got rid of the fender mounts.
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To a dead link? Wicked helpful.
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Old 01-14-06, 09:01 PM   #9
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It seems interesting to me that every single one of these entry level track bikes come with the exact same crank set and cog ie:


TRUVATIV TOURO TRACK CRANK 48T & SHIMANO DURA-ACE 16T FIXED COG.

Very darn interesting.... !
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timed out. worked earlier. was helpful to the op when needed, as he posted above.

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