I just placed an order for a Bianchi Pista, according to my LBS I got the last chrome 59cm from the Ohio warehouse. I know it's cooler to build a bike, but I wanted to get off my mountain bike and on a fixed gear before the weather craps out. Thanks goes out to the people who contributed to past threads that helped me make a choice, there's enough bikes to choose from that it makes it tough.
I do have an old '91 Bridgstone MB-4 that I'd like to convert to a SS this winter, should be fun.
Very cool, nice to here your happy with your pista, I did notice the geometry, 75 degrees on both seat and head. I probably could have went with either 57 or 59, but I rode a 59 and it felt right, I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam and long arms, I think I'll be happy with my choice.
As for the Bridgestone, I went down and looked it over closer, your right, it has semi-vertical drops, looks like I'll have to pick another victim for a project, an old 23" road bike would make a nice winter steed.
I just ordered my second Steamroller frameset, the first one being a great bike, except for the fact that it doesn't really fit me. It's taken me a year and a half to admit to myself that it's too small. Hooray for riding a bike that fits.
i miss my pista. sold it at the beginning of the year but in all honestly it fit me about as good as a bike could and handled so nice. the steel was actually very lively and i liked it a lot. congrats- have fun on it!
Pista's are cool. The chrome ones are even cooler. Enjoy that bike. I looked into getting that a while go, but went with the Fuji Track I have now, because it was a bit cheaper. Pista's are sexy bikes though! (chrome)