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Old 02-03-10, 04:48 PM   #1
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Bianchi pista question

Hi all, I'm planing to build my own fixed gear bike, So I'm looking for a pista i'm guessing in the 2000-2006 frame model but its very hard to find, is there any shops that sell it around newyork? also are there other companies that make a frame shape similar to the pista concept of that year? I see the fuji track pro is kind of similar and the brooklyn machine works gangsta track bike.. Not sure what other relatively cheap frame/bike has a frame that shape and isn't very hard to track down and buy one
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Old 02-03-10, 09:01 PM   #2
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This one is ok on the eyes:


MOTOBECCCCCANE TEAM TRACK.
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Old 02-03-10, 09:21 PM   #3
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Do any stores in the states get any pista concept frames to sell ever? or its pretty much searching classifieds? those that do own one for a 6"0 guy would a 53cm fit fine? i'm looking for a frame thats a little bit small, but still fully rideable
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Old 02-03-10, 11:37 PM   #4
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I'm 5"11' and I ride a 55 pretty comfortably (maybe even a little small for me). I'm pretty sure you would be eating your knees on a 53.
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I'm 6' and ride a 53 pista. i definitely feel a bit cramped riding it
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I am fully on board with the cat.
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This one is ok on the eyes:


MOTOBECCCCCANE TEAM TRACK.
I have it. I love it. not much else to say
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Old 02-04-10, 01:02 PM   #9
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fuji track pro's good frames? They seem to be nicely priced, that Cinelli Vigorelli and Pista concept should all be similar for the track/road? I heard they weight almost the same also
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Bianchi generally measured their frames C-T.
I'm 5ft7in and ride a 53 (as measured by Bianchi) Pista (sans concept), which is more like 51 C-C
I think you'd be WAY cramped on a 53.

I thought Bianchi had a store locator on their website... but I'll leave for you to try out.
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Yeah ill be looking for a 55-56cm frame, and looking for a earlier year concept, dont think bianchis site sells older year model frames, I seen some fuji tracks and vigorellis on ebay with no bad prices, what other frames are similar and just as good in that sort of price range?
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based on you wanting a bike that fits small, are you looking for a bike to trick on?
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Old 02-04-10, 05:09 PM   #13
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nope no tricks, dont really want a small, just smaller that usual but still good enough to ride acouple hours a day without killing me, i plan to get a longer stem and all to make up for it anyhow
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i see. well if you want a comfortable bike, i wouldnt go for smaller. but thats just my expirience
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Or better yet looking for a lower profile frame but same size top tube, is what I should of said, sorry
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Does anyone own the globe roll 1 bike? if so how is it for the price? most likely would be swapping out some parts, but its worth it for the price? (fast and responsive like the pista concept) light frame?
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I just picked up the roll 1 about a month ago. I have to say as my first fixed gear, I am pretty satisfied. However, saying that, I really do want to sell it and get something aluminum with a carbon fork. This thing is pretty hefty. Friend has a specialized langster and that thing gets up and goes. I'm looking for a pista concept as well. You want to buy my globe?
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I'm 6'4 and picked up a 61cm Concept recently.

They come up on ebay every week or so. Usually 1 or 2. The Moto track is a good deal. Similar frame style and the components are decent. Namely the octalink cranks.

Other than that you could get a super pista, they look decent and probly ride the same. I would expect to pay the same price for a super pista as a used concept... or close.
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