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    How to tell if real Bianchi Super Pista?

    Hey, i'm supposed to be checking out a Bianchi Super Pista frameset in celeste

    what should be on the bottom of the bottom bracket spot?

    I just want to be careful since a lot of people sell crap like leaders with bianchi stickers or claim VISP china bikes as leaders out here in socal.
    or the Unknown v1's or w/e as high end bikes.


    what should I look for, any tells?

    stickers are there, but owner has a bunch of other stupid stickers on it
    like OBEY and SUPREME clothing brand ones

    anything actually stamped, or cut into the metal rather than just stickers which are removable?

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    why don't you put a picture up and we'll just tell you?
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    If you can do a no handed track stand on it, its fake.
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    Give it the good ol' Rockwell Hardness Test.
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    Boil it for 6 minutes. If it's aldente, it's genuine Italian pasta, if it's soggy, it's just cheap Chinese noodles.

    sorry mate, don't know the real answer
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    One easy way to tell is that it won't be drilled for a rear brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    One easy way to tell is that it won't be drilled for a rear brake.
    Fair go Scrod. Sure, your information is correct, but the replies from the rif raf are much more creative ... if less usefull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    One easy way to tell is that it won't be drilled for a rear brake.
    okay, anything else?

    $550 for the frameset

    good deal?

    I sold all of my other bikes I have a spare 3T stem and some drops for it, going to see if my sugino crankset fits it, and prob buy some used h+son wheels for it (I know there are hoops for sale locally)

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    If it's in good condition $550 is ok. Its not that hard to tell if it's real, they only come in 3 colors, if you need extra help hit up google images and print out some pics to bring with you.
    Who needs a sig....oh wait.

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    If you can't tell the difference between a Super Pista and a Leader/VISP you don't deserve to own one.

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    fork? tube shape? seat collar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealFaux View Post
    If you can't tell the difference between a Super Pista and a Leader/VISP you don't deserve to own one.
    While I'm flexible on the term "deserve," I agree with the sentiment here.

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    QUIZ TIME:
    Real or fake? (DO NOT HELP OP)


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealFaux View Post
    If you can't tell the difference between a Super Pista and a Leader/VISP you don't deserve to own one.
    I'm sure the OP appreciates the complete absence of anything constructive here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    QUIZ TIME:
    Real or fake? (DO NOT HELP OP)

    Fake. 725TR? Don't really feel like double checking.
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    Just google images, spend half an hour looking at pics. Look for the details and you'll be good.

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    I like the brand " Bianchai" better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    so pro
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytheboy
    I've done more ridiculous things than ride 55mi for poon.

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    cc700 is the best with vinyl graphics. THE BEST

    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    if you can't tell the difference, what's the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombc View Post
    if you can't tell the difference, what's the difference?
    A couple hundred bucks...for starters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impreza_aL View Post
    fork? tube shape? seat collar?
    This. Take it from the owner of one of the realest Pistas out there.
    Also, track ends.

    And that quiz pic: Eeeeeeeewwwwwww
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    Bro, do you even ha?

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    rear dropout won't be oversized bull**** with the axle higher than the center of the chainstay(visp), and it won't be drilled through for a fender.(leader)

    and the rear brake.

    and it won't say "Bianchai"

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