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Old 05-19-06, 06:01 PM   #1
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looking for pista concept frameset... help!

so it's a long and sordid story, but TSA trashed my felt, i'm looking for a replacement frameset, and bianchi isn't selling the pista concept as a frameset any more apparently. so... does anyone know of a bike shop or online that has a 61cm or even a 59cm concept frameset for sale? i'd much rather get the frameset for $599 than the complete for $1399 and then part it out.

i can't stand this...so hating TSA.
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Old 05-19-06, 06:19 PM   #2
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Are they gonna pay for it? I saw your other post
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Old 05-19-06, 06:24 PM   #3
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Do what Carleton did, just call Bianchi distributors around the country (starting with the closest to where you live) and ask.
That's how I found my Pake when I was searching for it.
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i filed a claim yesterday, but i can't wait the two months for them to make a decision. i talked to a TSA official back in california and he seemed to think that there wouldn't be any reason they wouldn't pay... so i am taking the risk that they won't pay at all, but i can't stand to wait.
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If TSA takes a while and you don't find the Pista Concept I got a 59cm Surly Steamroller that's less than a month old that I won't be using. I installed a Aheadset and removed the stickers.



If you are interested hit me on PM or email. Email is more reliable.

Edit: I'm talking about just the frame/fork only.
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Note: The pista concept frameset is hott.
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Old 05-19-06, 06:47 PM   #7
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ah man, I read what you said on Flickr. Sucks but here is a contribution and I hope it gets you headed in the right direction. I hope you are back on a bike and in traffic ASAP.

http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/bk-trk-bnchi01.htm
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Old 05-19-06, 07:28 PM   #8
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sorry to hear that hot tk2 is no more. i have to say i'd be a little hotter for a NOS cannondale track than the concept, but both are really slick
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http://www.bikyle.com/Track.asp

$550. 59cm in stock. gogogo
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so they did trash it? damn, if i were you, i wouldn't sleep till the bastards had paid up and had their testicles fried in boiling oil.
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Old 05-19-06, 11:07 PM   #11
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TSA sucks! They cracked my screen of my computer.

S/F,
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Dude, maybe they thought your bike was a pipe bomb?
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HAha, just imagine your bike in an open field being exploded by robots.
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hey, i was wondering - why aluminum?
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HAha, just imagine your bike in an open field being exploded by robots.
i'm actually going to hang the frame on my wall... but a videotape of it being explodeded by robots would be awsm...
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So i guess the frame dent was terminal then?
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So i guess the frame dent was terminal then?
i had three people look at it and all were on the fence, as was i. the person i trust the most said, "you could ride it, but it should be replaced sooner rather than later." i opted for sooner. i'm a big guy, ride hard, and really couldn't trust the frame any more. i didn't want to ride it to failure, and have it fail on me cornering or in traffic.

so, de facto terminal.
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Oh god that is funny

Some sadistic engineer's joke on his kid
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Oh god that is funny

Some sadistic engineer's joke on his kid

haha.. did you get that from my flickr?

oh, and you're totally fired
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yes, I did, thank you for posting it for the world to see and enjoy. And I'm not fired, I quit.
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Call trackstar, they might be able to get one for you. They were selling a NOS 2004 for about $500 so I'd give them a ring to see if they can get anymore.
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Call trackstar, they might be able to get one for you. They were selling a NOS 2004 for about $500 so I'd give them a ring to see if they can get anymore.
were did you get your pista concept?
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help a brother out...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Bianchi-Pista-Co...QQcmdZViewItem
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"Some of the original parts have been upgraded."

I don't think he was refering to the wheels. Those Surly 32h track hubs with Mavic open pro rims can't hold a candle to the stock Mavic Ellipse that came on the bike.

"The bike was purchased last summer and ridden on the local velodrome five times."

I really can't see someone buying a complete Pista Concept and changing just about all of the parts and building custom wheels to replace the stock to ride it 5 times. That dog don't hunt.
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were did you get your pista concept?
I traded trackstar for it with my yanagisawa.
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