Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-13-08, 05:43 PM   #1
fgk23n
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bianchi Pista BB drop

Just wondering if anyone knows what the BB drop on a Bianchi Pista is.

I searched, and didn't see any actual numbers.

Thanks
fgk23n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-08, 06:53 PM   #2
fuzz2050
Real Men Ride Ordinaries
 
fuzz2050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 3,697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
quick search

58 mm

Try google next time, its new, but it's good
fuzz2050 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-08, 11:27 PM   #3
jlin
matters cryptozoological
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
this is how all threads should look like.
jlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-08, 01:22 AM   #4
Ken Cox
King of the Hipsters
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bend, Oregon
Bikes: Realm Cycles Custom
Posts: 2,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Something about the graphic posted by Fuzz2050 looked wrong, and s I went to the Bianchi site and looked at the graphic myself.

Somebody at Bianchi transposed a bunch of numbers or taken the numbers from a different Bianchi frame.

For example, where it says, for 590 frame, that the Pista has a 73 degree head tube angle (a very relaxed angle), the frame actually has a 75 degree head tube angle (the steepest angle of any bike in the industry).

For the correct figures, go to an earlier Pista in the Bianchi Archives, such as the 2005 Pista:

http://www.bianchiusa.com/05_pista.html#

Or the 2008 Pista:

http://www.bianchiusa.com/08_pista.html

Shame on Bianchi if they changed the geometry of the sweetest handling bike I have ever ridden.
Ken Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-08, 01:28 AM   #5
Ken Cox
King of the Hipsters
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bend, Oregon
Bikes: Realm Cycles Custom
Posts: 2,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bottom bracket drop indicates pedal clearance.

The more the drop the less the pedal clearance.

People who ride road conversions sometimes report pedal strikes in turns, because of the lower bottom bracket in road bikes.

A friend who rides a conversion, and who normally rides with 175mm cranks, had a pedal strike and has since gone to 165mm cranks.

Road bikes generally have a less steep head tube angle, a longer wheelbase, and a lower bottom bracket; all to make the bike hold a line with a little less attention.
Ken Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:02 AM.