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Old 05-23-06, 06:21 PM   #1
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Building a Pista Concept

Im builing a 2006 Pista concept frame. Im going for a celeste / silver / white color scheme. I want to see if I can get white decals. I dont want to go with any carbon except for the bb.

This is what im planning:

Fork- Brushed Aero aluminum undecided
Wheels- Campy Pista hubs laced to Mavic Open Pro rims -front either triple cross or radial
Crank- Campy Pista, with Campy Pista bb
Saddle- Bianchi Fizik Arione
Stem- Thomson silver oversized 130mm 10 degrees
Seatpost- Thomson silver
Heatset- Campy Pista integrated
Tires- ? something extremely light, clinchers
Bars- ? something anodized silver oversized
Pedals- ? either Campy Pista clipless or clips and straps

I want to know what you thinkand if you would change anything.
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Old 05-23-06, 06:23 PM   #2
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aluminum fork? why? this ain't 1983 bro
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Old 05-23-06, 06:27 PM   #3
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yeah, stick with the carbon fork.
no radial lacing. go with 3x.
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Old 05-23-06, 06:28 PM   #4
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Alum fork and stem...**** you are not goin to be able to ride this bike on the street. That will be the most uncomfortable bike ever. You better go with a plastic seat while your at it.

edit: I didnt even get to the radial lacing/ you are goin to die
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no wait: radial front and back, aluminum everything, kashimax five gold, 200 psi tubies

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i dont like the look of carbon or the feel, i like the stiffness, better power transfer
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i dont like the look of carbon or the feel, i like the stiffness, better power transfer
as eddie said "asstastic"...you are goin to die
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what kind of moron would ride a track bike on the street?
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oh man...
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what kind of moron would ride a track bike on the street?
what kind of moron would ride clips and straps on the track and worry about power transfer?
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i dont like the look of carbon or the feel, i like the stiffness, better power transfer
Yeah dude, totally... that power transfer to the front wheel is crucial.
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Yeah dude, totally... that power transfer to the front wheel is crucial.
no way...the power transfer to the seatpost is way more crucial.
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i just died a little inside
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this thread is satisfying.
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does anyone know where to get a 1 1/8" threadless bladed aluminum fork?
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does anyone know where to get a 1 1/8" threadless bladed aluminum fork?
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Fork- Colnago Carbon Flash
Wheels- Campy pista High Flange laced 3x rear, radial front to ??
Crank- Campy Pista, with Campy Pista bb
Saddle- Bianchi Fizik Arione
Stem- Deda Newton Pista
Seatpost- Deda Magic Stick
Heatset- Campy Pista integrated
Tires- Vittoria Open Corsa Evo KS
Bars- Deda Velocitia
Pedals- Miche MT4
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Velocita (not "ia") ... nice pick.
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Fork - Reynolds Ouzo Pro Track
Wheels - Shimano Dura-Ace 7600 high flange hubs + Mavic CXP33s
Crank - Shimano Dura-Ace 7710 crankset + Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 bottom bracket
Saddle - Selle Italia SLR
Stem - Deda Newton Pista
Seatpost - Shimano Dura-Ace or Thomson Elite (depending on desired setback)
Heatset - FSA
Tires - Vittoria Crono EVO CS
Bars - Deda Velocita
Pedals - Time ATAC ... err, whatever you want that's secure

Edit: this is pulled completely out of my ass. I'm a fan of Shimano for track components and the Deda stuff is quite nice.
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great builds, i'm taking notes for the concept i'm building.
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I've had a secret love for the Bianchi Concepts. I would buy one, build it, and enter a triathlon. Where I wouldn't run or swim. Just suddenly show up and blow past everyone in oxygen deprived wind tunnel form. The look on thier faces...

Well yeah. It's a pipe dream and founded on only my love hate relationship with the tri folks around here. (We get a long fine but hack at eachother regularly).
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I've had a secret love for the Bianchi Concepts. I would buy one, build it, and enter a triathlon. Where I wouldn't run or swim. Just suddenly show up and blow past everyone in oxygen deprived wind tunnel form. The look on thier faces...

Well yeah. It's a pipe dream and founded on only my love hate relationship with the tri folks around here. (We get a long fine but hack at eachother regularly).
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only way to go...R.I.P.
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I've had a secret love for the Bianchi Concepts. I would buy one, build it, and enter a triathlon. Where I wouldn't run or swim. Just suddenly show up and blow past everyone in oxygen deprived wind tunnel form. The look on thier faces...
You are an evil genius. I like that.
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