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    Deciding on new bike!

    Hi guys,

    I recently bought a 2013 Bianchi Super Pista with a bunch of track parts on it. I want to ride it to school but it is too flashy that I have to bring it to class with me. So now I am considering to buy a Wabi. I am parting out the Pista to buy the Wabi...because of aesthetics and similar weight. I weighed the pista and it was 18 lbs exact. The wabi weighs 18.4 lbs. My ideal bike isn't much...I love the super pista, but I don't like the paranoid feeling of it being stolen. So, I am deciding to buy the Wabi classic for $840 shipped if I sell my 2010 Mavic wheelset and Sugino 75 Grand Mighty's for $550. With that, I still have the Super Pista frame and other parts to sell.

    So, should I do it? Or keep Super Pista and plastic-dip the bianchi?
    The bike is mainly for daily commuting to school (UC Davis).

    Here are the list of parts on the Super Pista:
    -Profile's T2 Wing base bar
    -Speedplay Zero Titanium pedals - yellow
    -Tange Seiki Techno-Glide - Classic Headset
    -2013 Bianchi Super Pista - white
    -Sugino 75 GRAND MIGHTY Crankset - 165mm
    -2010 Mavic Ellipse wheel sets
    -Continental Ultra Gatorskin tires on both Mavics
    -Fizik Aliante Delta seats - celeste
    -Shimano 105 front brake only
    -Tektro AL 721 brake lever
    -Miche Super Type seatpost
    -Torelli Bormio stem - white
    -Sugino 75 48T SSG 144

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    Quote Originally Posted by laziwil View Post
    Just picked this up on craigslist for $800.
    -Profile's T2 Wing base bar
    -Speedplay Zero Stainless Steel pedals - yellow
    -Tange Seiki Techno-Glide Classic Headset
    - 2012 Bianchi Super Pista Frame
    -Sugino 75 GRAND MIGHTY Crankset 165mm
    -2010 Mavic Ellipse wheel sets
    -Continental Ultra Gatorskin tires on both Mavics
    -Fizik Aliante S seats - celeste
    -Shimano 105 front brake only
    -Tektro AL 721 brake lever
    -Super Type seatpost
    -Torelli Bormio stem - white

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    i am at uc davis as well. i am usually comfortable locking up my commuter(s) outside during the day.

    my best advice would be to never leave it overnight. thats when stuff gets taken/damaged. if i were you, i would keep the pista, buy a good u lock and sturdy cable for the frame and wheels. also buy another little cable to lock up the saddle, if you're paranoid about that.

    you have a pretty sweet setup. i would keep it and maybe get a serious beater bike for pub runs and such.

    also, acting like you spent 2600 on a bike you spent 800 on is kind of a d*ck move ("my loss your gain")

    1700 seems steep

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/4178618573.html

    but best of luck
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    the Wabi is a really nice bike. Bike thieves will know that. I think it would be just as attractive to steal as the Bianchi.

    If your really concerned, buy a Kilo TT or something cheaper like The Hour from Bikesdirect or a beater off of craigslist
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanifred View Post

    also, acting like you spent 2600 on a bike you spent 800 on is kind of a d*ck move ("my loss your gain")

    1700 seems steep

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/4178618573.html

    but best of luck

    This too. You can buy a complete for $999:

    http://www.citygrounds.com/bianchi/b...Fco9QgodkW4A4Q


    Maybe not as nice a build as yours but as a potential buyer I would rather just get everything brand new (never really know the story behind a used bike) and then upgrade as I go. If you can get back what you spent consider yourself lucky
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanifred View Post
    i am at uc davis as well. i am usually comfortable locking up my commuter(s) outside during the day.

    my best advice would be to never leave it overnight. thats when stuff gets taken/damaged. if i were you, i would keep the pista, buy a good u lock and sturdy cable for the frame and wheels. also buy another little cable to lock up the saddle, if you're paranoid about that.

    you have a pretty sweet setup. i would keep it and maybe get a serious beater bike for pub runs and such.

    also, acting like you spent 2600 on a bike you spent 800 on is kind of a d*ck move ("my loss your gain")

    1700 seems steep

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/4178618573.html

    but best of luck
    Isn't that how craigslist work anyways? That is why I put "or best offer", $1700 will never be a price I will get because people will always offer lower...

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    Quote Originally Posted by laziwil View Post
    Isn't that how craigslist work anyways? That is why I put "or best offer", $1700 will never be a price I will get because people will always offer lower...
    You are right. The market will dictate the price and people shopping for a Super Pista will know exactly what it is worth so expect to get low balled
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    the Wabi is a really nice bike. Bike thieves will know that. I think it would be just as attractive to steal as the Bianchi.

    If your really concerned, buy a Kilo TT or something cheaper like The Hour from Bikesdirect or a beater off of craigslist
    I considered Kilo TT, but most of the Kilo TT priced on craigslist is overpriced for a stock setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laziwil View Post
    I considered Kilo TT, but most of the Kilo TT priced on craigslist is overpriced for a stock setup.
    Or you can order one from BD for $399
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    Why not build up one of those other frames, that are in the background of your CL pics, and use that?
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    I would never lock up a Wabi. Sell the Pista and build a beater for campus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    This too. You can buy a complete for $999:

    http://www.citygrounds.com/bianchi/b...Fco9QgodkW4A4Q
    Except that is a completely different frame with an uggo colorscheme.

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    So you want to sell a bike you bought for $800 because you don't want it to get stolen, then lock up a bike that costs you $840? That doesn't really seem like the best solution to your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osiris419 View Post
    Why not build up one of those other frames, that are in the background of your CL pics, and use that?
    Not mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared. View Post
    So you want to sell a bike you bought for $800 because you don't want it to get stolen, then lock up a bike that costs you $840? That doesn't really seem like the best solution to your problem.
    True, but the Wabi seems just like any other bike around on campus (without a big Bianchi logo) such as Fuji Feather, Kilo TT, Fuji Classic, Fuji Track, and other vintage bikes, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    Or you can order one from BD for $399
    I never consider buying new bikes. I usually buy used bikes that I can either profit or even out. If it is unethical to sell a bike higher than what I paid, then car dealerships are robbing people. What I am doing is still better than those people who literally steal bikes to resell...

    For the Wabi, it is a different case because I want to be stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanifred View Post
    ...also, acting like you spent 2600 on a bike you spent 800 on is kind of a d*ck move ("my loss your gain")..
    Quote Originally Posted by laziwil View Post
    ...If it is unethical to sell a bike higher than what I paid...

    One of these is not like the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyLC View Post
    One of these is not like the other.
    I guess I read it wrong. I guess I am a dick then haha. Still, people won't believe everything on craigslist anyways since most people do it.

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    Lock the damn thing up or just buy a cheapo bike to commute. Lock your bike up next to a bike that isn't locked up well, they will always choose the easier option to steal if they are really that determined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
    Lock the damn thing up or just buy a cheapo bike to commute. Lock your bike up next to a bike that isn't locked up well, they will always choose the easier option to steal if they are really that determined.
    ^this. i have seen very nice bikes locked up around campus. just be smart about how and where you lock your bike up. and i promise not to steal your bike if i see it around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanifred View Post
    ^this. i have seen very nice bikes locked up around campus. just be smart about how and where you lock your bike up. and i promise not to steal your bike if i see it around.
    Haha okay. So, do you guys lock the frame/front wheel, or frame/rear wheel. I have a cable, but it is back at home at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laziwil View Post
    Haha okay. So, do you guys lock the frame/front wheel, or frame/rear wheel. I have a cable, but it is back at home at the moment.

    When I have to lock my bike I pop off the front wheel and u-lock the frame and both wheels. if I can't do that, I u-lock the frame and rear wheel, then run a cable through the front.

    (otherwise, I'm spoiled - I have my own office, so I just park behind my desk )

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    I lock up my front and frame to the rack. If it is for more than a couple hours, i run a cable through the rear wheel, and sometimes a thinner cable through the saddle rails. i am also spoiled, though and usually keep my bike in my office, when my boss doesn't mind.
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    IF you are riding to the same spot to lock up all the time I would recommend leaving two u-locks there . Put one through the rack-rear tire-frame, put the other on the front wheel around the downward front tube.

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    Cool video. Thanks. I bought an OnGuard X4 Power U-lock 2 years ago and this thing is so damn heavy...So, I was thinking about switching to 2 mini u-locks. Wonder if that is any better though?

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    i rock a mini u lock. and i have a spare one in my office in case i need to go hardcore.
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