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Old 11-28-11, 01:40 AM   #1
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Bianchi Super Pista Build

Just finished building up my Bianchi Super Pista. Most of the parts I had on a Fuji Track Pro and I absolutely hated that frame. Just thought I would post some pics I took tonight. Let me know what you think!









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Looks really sharp. Those are incredible photos if they're really not just stock photos.

Saddle angle is silly though.
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hard to tell

Shimano pedals?
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Fix your saddle angle, and lose the chode stem.
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Fix your saddle angle, and lose the chode stem.
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Now I'm just lost. What the hell are you getting at, man?


Still a nice bike though.
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just to post pics in the right thread instead of making new thred.

but man, those pics are crazy perfect
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Yeah, good pics for sure!

The reason why I was confused was he was quoting me... like "This isn't the right thread to critique his bike" or something.
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Looks really sharp. Those are incredible photos if they're really not just stock photos.

Saddle angle is silly though.
Thank you for the compliments on the photos. I have a home studio and they were taken there.

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hard to tell

Shimano pedals?
Yup! Just cheapo PD-R540s.

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just to post pics in the right thread instead of making new thred.

but man, those pics are crazy perfect
Thanks for the props on the photos.

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Yeah, good pics for sure!

The reason why I was confused was he was quoting me... like "This isn't the right thread to critique his bike" or something.
Thanks!
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Saddle angle is silly though.
The ridiculous forward tilt to the saddle is a common mistake that is rampant on this forum and other forums and websites haunted by fixie riders. It is plainly obvious that the saddle was not designed to be positioned like that and I very rarely see the same mistake made by other types of cyclists.

The only explanation I have for this common error is that many inexperienced cyclists initially think a downward pointed nose will relieve pressure on the perineum. But a downwardly tilted saddle causes your hips to roll forward, exerting more pressure on your perineum, not less, and you also puts more weight on your wrists.

So, the saddle gets tilted down even further until it reaches the ridiculous position seen here, which may relieve pressure on the perineum, but at the expense of discomfort to your butt, back, and wrists.

Anyone who thinks this is comfortable has clearly never ridden a properly set up bike. Yes, a SLIGHT downward tilt is sometimes beneficial for extreme amounts of saddle-bar drop, but for the short and stubby setup seen here, it is a counterproductive solution to a comfort problem.

Try tilting the saddle back, so that the back part of it (where your ass sits) is level. In this position, the nose will be slightly tilted up. In this position your hips won't roll forward onto your perineum and you wrists will have far less weight on them. You may also want to lower the seatpost a few mm when making this adjustment. A lot of people mistakenly adjust their saddle, when they should be adjusting saddle height.

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The ridiculous forward tilt to the saddle is a common mistake that is rampant on this forum. It is obvious that the saddle was not designed to be positioned like that.

The only explanation I have for this common error is that many inexperienced cyclists initially think a downward pointed nose will relieve pressure on the perineum. But a downwardly tilted saddle causes your hips to roll forward, exerting more pressure on your perineum, not less, and you also puts more weight on your wrists.

So, the saddle gets tilted down even further until it reaches the ridiculous position seen here, which may relieve pressure on the perineum, but as the expense of discomfort to your butt, back, and wrists.

Yes, a SLIGHT downward tilt is sometimes beneficial for extreme amounts of saddle-bar drop, but for the short and stubby setup seen here, it is an ass backward and counterproductive solution to a comfort problem. Try tilting the saddle back, so that the back part of it (where your ass sits) is level. In this position, the nose will be slightly tilted up. In this position your hips won't roll forward onto your perineum and you wrists will have far less weight on them.
Thanks for the info! That was actually a beneficial read. Unlike the blunt: your seat is tilted too far forward.

Honestly, I just finished putting the bike together and haven't really tweaked it yet. I just got so excited for it to be complete, I wanted to snap some photos of it. I am defiantly going to fix the seat before I ride it next time. Thanks again for the info.
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Thanks for the info! That was actually a beneficial read. Unlike the blunt: your seat is tilted too far forward.

Honestly, I just finished putting the bike together and haven't really tweaked it yet. I just got so excited for it to be complete, I wanted to snap some photos of it. I am defiantly going to fix the seat before I ride it next time. Thanks again for the info.
Thanks, tilt the saddle up til it looks level to you. Then, instead of angling it down, incrementally angle it nose up. Eventually you will hit and surpass a maximum comfort zone. Bring it back to the comfort zone...everybody's slightly different and you amount of bar drop will have some effect. But you'll probably find that you are more comforatable when the back part of the saddle is horizontal or slightly past it, with the nose pointing up a bit. If your perenium is still feeling squeezed, even at this orientation, try lowering the saddle a bit and readjusting saddle angle again. Eventually you'll find it.
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Yup! Took all the decals off though. They were a bit too loud for my taste.
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Yeah, good pics for sure!

The reason why I was confused was he was quoting me... like "This isn't the right thread to critique his bike" or something.
I was just trying to mess with you.

That bike is sweet but the risers remind me of that photo of Prolly with Carleton's Bianchi

here's one

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I was just trying to mess with you.

That bike is sweet but the risers remind me of that photo of Prolly with Carleton's Bianchi
I've been thoroughly messed with, man.
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+1. Blame Nitto Jaguar stems too, people trying to match the angle of the Jaguar was the start of all of this nonsense.
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but man, those pics are crazy perfect
Looks photoshoppedddd lol.

Bike looks pretty good except for what's been said before. Oh well. What version FTP did you have before?
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No photoshop. Just basic processing.

I had a 2009 Nashbar Fuji Track Pro. Frame was a bit too small.
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