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    New FG Bike! Bianchi Pista Via Condotti 2010

    Just ordering a new Bianchi Via Condotti from LBS for $720.00. Am I getting a good deal? Are those bikes any good? Gonna be my first FG bike and a bit confused on the ratio too. Also considering a Raleigh Rush Hour.


    A bit new to biking ( 2 months?** ) and on my cycling computer, I get around 19-22mph average on flat, is that a content speed for a newbie and which ratio would be good? Thanks!

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    that sure is classy lookin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by f/64 View Post
    I get around 19-22mph average on flat, is that a content speed for a newbie and which ratio would be good? Thanks!

    I don't really know what you mean by "content speed", but if you are asking if you are fast, I would say yes, considering how long you have been riding. How long can you hold that speed?
    On flat (on my street-adapted track bike) I tend to hold speeds between 20-25, depending on the day, but my averages are always well below that because of hills, stop lights, etc. Also I don't bother trying to ride fast all the time. On my fixie I ride in spurts. There are areas where I sprint and other areas where I take it easy....its a much better workout and is more fun that just trying to ride fast everywhere, but it kills your average speed.
    If you like to ride fast, you'll probably find that a gear between 75-80 inches will work best for you. My gearing fluctuates within this range..I ride 80-81 inches in the warmer months, and 75-76 in colder months and/or on longer hillier rides. The higher gearing helps me sprint and get down hills faster, but in the winter I find 80-81 inches to be slower and more exhausting. Try mid-70s first then move up if you feel you are spinning too fast a lot of the time.
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    Nice...I like...
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    I've been eyeing this since early this year. I'd consider this bike but would rather spend a little more and get a Torelli pista.

    I ride primarily on flat terrain and run a 48 x 18 gear ratio.

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    What a beautiful bike.

    I love the color.

    I've ridden fixed for about five years, and, in traffic, and trying to go fast, I average 19-20 mph.

    I've ridden every gear combination from 56 gear inches to 82 gear inches, and I think for the average younger person 72 gear inches makes a good all around ratio.

    If I had a long commute on flat ground and had a front brake, I'd ride with 82 gear inches.

    Throw some hills into that formula, and I could still manage 82 gear inches.

    For traffic, though, I believe in lower gear inches for agility, braking and acceleration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitekimchee View Post
    I've been eyeing this since early this year. I'd consider this bike but would rather spend a little more and get a Torelli pista.

    I ride primarily on flat terrain and run a 48 x 18 gear ratio.
    Torelli Pista?

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    ooo dear god are those truvativ touro's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by f/64 View Post
    Torelli Pista?
    http://www.torelli.com/frames/torell...rsa-pista.html

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    Very nice. Great classic looking "new" color and the Pista is the best place to start in FG world.
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    Who runs a bike computer on a fixed gear? (internet speeds are always amusing.)

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    I do, I can tell you it would be pretty tough for me to average those kind of speeds. Maybe if I reset my computer and only kept track of the long flat sections, but not for very long.

    That's a really good looking bike by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filtersweep View Post
    Who runs a bike computer on a fixed gear? (internet speeds are always amusing.)
    On my old road bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash_BeeZy View Post
    ooo dear god are those truvativ touro's?
    Yeap! No good? ( Illiterate on FG/SS parts )

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    The Pista is backordered but I can still change my mind

    Or, there's this guy trying to sell me his Bianchi Concept with

    53cm Bianchi Pista Concept 2006

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    for 1000, is that a deal? Feeling indecisive.

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    Sounds like a pretty nice bike, but 1k is a lot of money. I think that's too much used. However, anything is worth what the seller and the buyer agree to. If it's worth that to you, don't hesitate. What we think is not important.

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    Am I the only one that finds it funny you bought the bike and are asking questions about it being a good deal / good bike ex post?
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    I am currently looking to buy a Bianchi Pista Via Condotti and was wondering about the components on the bike. Are they good? Am i going to have to replace them anytime soon? your help would be greatly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by idiq View Post
    Am I the only one that finds it funny you bought the bike and are asking questions about it being a good deal / good bike ex post?
    I haven't bought it yet, LBS told me they'd get some backordered and I can check it out, I can put money down on it anytime soon.

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    that bike looks awesome, and i know it's petty but couldn't they have gone with a nicer fork to round out the vintage/classic appeal to it?

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    If I were to get a 2010 Bianchi, the Pista Classica is where my money would be going.




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    Quote Originally Posted by idiq View Post
    Am I the only one that finds it funny you bought the bike and are asking questions about it being a good deal / good bike ex post?
    Isn't that normal for this site?

    On the plus side, we should be able to expect decent photos of whatever he does get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If I were to get a 2010 Bianchi, the Pista Classica is where my money would be going.



    When's the release date on that bike? Loving the frame!

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    The classica should be threaded... the threadless stem looks like crap.

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