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    06 Pista or 05 KHS Flite 100?

    hello

    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?

    Thanks a lot.

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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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    get the bianchi bro! i hear the spokes break on them wheels.
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    pista > flite

    pasta > gnocchi

    opinion > fact

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
    To a dead link? Wicked helpful.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bovine
    To a dead link? Wicked helpful.
    timed out. worked earlier. was helpful to the op when needed, as he posted above.

    do your own search

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