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    picked up a biachi pista frame

    Well let me start off by saying that I'm relatively new to the fixed/track bike scene. I usually build vintage beach cruisers. However I was just given a 2004 steel Bianchi Pista frame. The thing is that its missing a fork and I'm having a hell of a time trying to track down the stock fork or something with the same rake. i have been reading and scouring the net for something, I know that if you just put anything on, it will mess with the geometry of the bike. So I'm here asking if you guys can point me in the direction where i could buy the correct fork. Anything info will help. I have looked on ebay and have found nothing.

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    The old steel Bianchi Pistas had tight track geometry with 28mm fork rake. Any fork with a 1" steerer tube and short fork legs for 25mm maximum tire size and 700c wheels should work ok. Stylistically, the Bianchi fork is a unicrown design, but a nice flat top lugged fork crown would look nice.
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    Most would argue that a unicrown for would look better than the stock pista fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    Most would argue that a unicrown for would look better than the stock pista fork.
    Er, the stock Pista fork *is* a unicrown ???
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    The so-called "unicrown" fork design predates the flat crown lugged type of fork design. And since I have never fallen into the "most" category, I think the unicrown looks just fine on a Pista. Here's mine.
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    thanks guys i have been looking around the net and have only really found the all city fork that's about a 30mm rake. what are your guys thoughts on this particular fork. im also not sure who makes any others. do you have have any suggestions?

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