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Old 02-24-06, 03:46 PM   #1
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older bianchi pista sl

Are the frames on the old Pista SL's better than the new Pistas? They were $650 frame only, in 2001, and sure price isn't everything but they're $550 complete now. Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-24-06, 04:09 PM   #2
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The Reparto Corse SL Pistas are not the same entry-level Pistas of today.

They are made in Italy (as all Reparto Corse frames are) and are thus allowed to wear the Bianchi celeste green colours. Here is jrowe's Pista SL, a stunning one:



As far as performance goes, I'd vernture to say that they probably wouldn't be remarkable different as the entry-level Pistas of today are track geometry. And they both fashion a unicrown.
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Old 02-24-06, 04:09 PM   #3
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edit: i didnt read the original post carefully and yes i am an idiot

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Old 02-24-06, 04:10 PM   #4
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Edit - nevermind you fixed it
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Old 02-24-06, 04:41 PM   #5
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Wow, that's a gorgeous bike. He should put his tires on right though
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Old 02-24-06, 05:14 PM   #6
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Dumb question #239: What's wrong with the tires?
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Old 02-24-06, 05:21 PM   #7
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tube valve not lined up with tire label...weird how people notice the little things!
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Old 02-24-06, 05:22 PM   #8
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We're all anal and like to line up the logo with the tube valve.

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Old 02-24-06, 05:56 PM   #9
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Dumb question #239: What's wrong with the tires?
The reason being that when you get a flat, you can use the label and valve hole as reference when finding the glass or thorn that is stuck in the tire.
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Old 02-24-06, 06:02 PM   #10
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Thanks I'll go fix my bikes right now.
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Old 02-24-06, 11:42 PM   #11
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The reason being that when you get a flat, you can use the label and valve hole as reference when finding the glass or thorn that is stuck in the tire.
i thought it was a weight thing. i guess that might work, too.
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