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Old 02-10-05, 08:25 PM   #1
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The 05 Bianchi Pista...

Would be a good looking bike if it wasn't for the threadless stem. What the **** are they thinking?
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Can you kindly explain to a noob why that's bad?
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It's not bad. It's just not "old skool" enough for the Williamsburg crowd.
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It's not bad. It's just not "old skool" enough for the Williamsburg crowd.

Ahh ok so it doesn't affet performance at all?

I'm leaning heavily towards getting one as my daily commuter bike. I'm just trying to see what's out there in the same price range.
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my current baby is the first bike i've owned (out of many) with a threadless stem...
not quite as elegant looking, but i gotta say, it feels a lot tighter... and, i've never had to reset it- most of my other bikes the stem would get tweaked to one side or the other eventually...
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It's just an aesthetics thing for me really. I'm all for using them on road bikes because they're all cluttered up anyway, but a threaded stem on a track bike is just right.

There's nothing wrong with the performance. If your main thing is having it to commute with then go for it.
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yeah - solution:
buy a track frame that accepts the gear you want it to accept.
problem solved
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funny but the look of threadless stems is one of the things i like most about modern bikes. i love a vintage frame with a modern headset. check out the look of derosa's neo primato or even the steel specialized allez. cino cinelli is probably rolling in his grave...
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I like the threadless stem look, and I like the old school threaded stem look.
I can't lose.

I kinda expect a phone call tomorrow from my lbs, telling me they have my 2005 Pista.
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