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Old 06-11-04, 05:39 AM   #1
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03 Bianchi Pista - opinions and fit questions

I am shopping around for my first fixed gear bike. Currently a used 59cm Bianchi Pista (2003) has my eye, it would be cheap enough that I could upgrade wheels, hubs, etc. I usually ride a 60cm road bike and I understand that most people end up riding a slightly smaller track frame. There are no 04 pistas at any of the LBS's for me to try, so this would be a bit of a gamble. I am 6'-3" tall with a 34" inseam. Also, I plan to try a little racing at the local velodrome (eventually) what do you more experienced people think about the pista as an entry to mid level racing bike? Thanks
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Old 06-11-04, 05:50 AM   #2
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Here's what the track forum has to say about the pista: Bianchi Pista vs Fuji Track Pro
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Old 06-11-04, 10:05 AM   #3
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I'm 6'3'', at least a 34'' inseam...I ride a 59 03 Pista...it is a bit small for me, but I hate big frames.

I like the bike..the wheels from the factory were kinda lame, as was the bb..it crapped out within 6 months. But, the price was right, and I'll have me a nice new track frame before long.
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Old 06-11-04, 11:51 AM   #4
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I come in right at 6' and I like my 57. I think my inseam somewhere in the neighborhood of 32-32.5".

I really like the bike. I dont have any major complaints so far, but i havent had it all that long either.
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