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    steamroller or bianchi pista?

    getting ready to buy a new bike and would like to hear thoughts on whether a chrome bianchi pista or a surly steamroller would be the better bike for the money. both bikes are used '08s and the surly is $100 more.
    ill be using it to ride to school.

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    Id go with the steamroller personally.

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    Ride them both and buy which ever one fits you better.
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    steamrolllllah!



    Quote Originally Posted by Johhny B View Post
    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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    Make a tall bike with them.

    I'd go with the one that fits you the most, if the Steamroller is 100 more but fit you better, then go for it.

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    yesterday you said tom.
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    Bianchi Pista

    1. It's cheaper
    2. It's far sexier, everyone can admit that
    3. The 08 still has the aggresive geo so it'll at least make you think you're more aerodynamic
    4. Possible higher resell value if you ever decide to upgrade to another frame

    I've never ridden a steamroller, but personally i own the 08 pista and love it

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    I love my creamroller.

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    The steamroller is more expensive but is more versatile. More room for larger tires, fenders, etc. If you are just riding to school, this could be nice as it could keep you a little drier.

    If you have no interest in these things, I see no reason why you shouldn't just go for the Pista if it fits okay.
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    I'm going to be spending an exorbitant amount of money on electronics for this bike.

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    Mmmm camel, that creamroller looks awesome. keep it dirty! it adds character,



    Quote Originally Posted by Johhny B View Post
    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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