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Old 05-19-11, 01:12 PM   #1
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Pista advice

I have been looking for a bike for about a month now and had decided on just ordering a kilo stripper, but now have another option. A 2008 Bianchi Pista Chrome with ritchey wcs wet stem, Weinmann DP18 whees, carbon seatpost, and shimano pedals for $400 in very good condition. The Kilo comes to around $411 with tax plus I will probably end up changing the bars, seat, and cog. Just looking for some advice from the forum. Thanks I appreciate any input.
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Old 05-19-11, 01:16 PM   #2
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Seems like you already know what you want. If nothing is wrong with the pista then get it.
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Pista is probs a better deal if it fits and is truly in great condition.
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Thanks yeah I'm definitely leaning towards the Pista it seems like the better ready to ride bike. I've never ridden a Pista but it's a 55 and thats my recommended size at 5 10" with 32" inseam. I think the kilo would end up being about $100 more by the time I change out the seat, bars, cog, and get new pedals/cages which is probably on the low end. Thanks for the input I appreciate it.
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Heres a picture just for some reference.
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pista for sure bro
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Thanks guys I've never rode either frame and they are both around the same cost (Kilo being a little more) so I just wanted to get a take on frame vs. frame which it seems is pretty equal and the Pista wins on price and components so as long as it fits it looks like the winner. Thanks for the feedback.
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