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    Bianchi Fremont

    I tested a Bianchi Fremont yesterday. The bike store had just gotten it in. It was a pretty interesting fixed-gear bike, very, very light. The guy at the store told me it's about 16 pounds (it's got aluminium frame and carbon forks). The only thing I didn't really dig in that bike was that it felt more like a road bike than a track bike. It's 700$.And the handle bars were classic road bike's ones. I think with some track handlebars and just one brake lever it'd look great. I loved the color too. http://www.bianchiusa.com/07_b4p_fremont.html

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    Fremont (the city) sucks.

    16 pounds? With all that ***** componentry on it? Wow.

    Something to look into.

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    Sounds just like what I am looking for (as I noted in a different thread where this bike was shown)! This and the new Masi.
    How is the BB height/crank length or more practically the pedal strike clearance - does it have a road bike geo all around?
    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil s.
    The only thing I didn't really dig in that bike was that it felt more like a road bike than a track bike. It's 700$.And the handle bars were classic road bike's ones.
    Well, look at the geometry of it; that is a roadbike, just re-done as a SS bike. I suppose this is Bianchi's answer to the Langster. It does look nice.

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    16lbs? I doubt it. Weigh that thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianallan
    16lbs? I doubt it. Weigh that thing!
    That's what I'm saying. Take off all the cheap components, and replace with super light ones, you could arguably drop 6 pounds. Which seems to me impossible.

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    I think he meant 16 pounds without wheels...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattface
    I think he meant 16 pounds without wheels...
    I think he said that because he smelled a sale.

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    $700? For no-name everything on an AL frame? A bit much for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam
    Sounds just like what I am looking for (as I noted in a different thread where this bike was shown)! This and the new Masi.
    How is the BB height/crank length or more practically the pedal strike clearance - does it have a road bike geo all around?
    Al
    It does have a road geo all around it. I think a Pista with a few better components (pedals, saddle...) would still be cheaper that the fremont. The bike did feel very very light, although 16 pounds seemed a bit too light. It's probably more like 18... The pista felt a lot faster than the fremont too.

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