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2007 bianchi pista

Old 08-26-06, 07:36 AM
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2007 bianchi pista

i've seen the new bianchi pista for 2007. it has new alex rims. thats the only difference i can note now, i'll post some pics later.
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Old 08-26-06, 07:45 AM
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Still ugly-ass green or chrome?
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Still the best entry level fixed gear FT$!
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Originally Posted by Serendipper
Still the best entry level fixed gear FT$!
so wrong...the KHS is. GO GO GADGET EYES! BUGGIN!
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Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
so wrong...the KHS is. GO GO GADGET EYES! BUGGIN!
the fork alone makes the khs a winner
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Originally Posted by Serendipper
Still the best entry level fixed gear FT$!
Edit: Oh... this is about the regular Pista. Oops.

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Old 08-26-06, 12:29 PM
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That isn't helping.
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Originally Posted by sloppy robot
the fork alone makes the khs a winner
How so?

Prior to getting my 2005 Bianchi Pista (which I love) I looked hard at the KHS and the Fuji, both of which had merit.
I decided I didn't like the flashy paint job on the Fuji (so I got a chrome bike instead: go figure) and I read about a KHS frame failure about the same time, and so, I got the Bianchi Pista.

Happy me.
The chick did a nice job.

Since then I've replaced everything except the frame and fork, but I still think the chick did a nice job for the money.
In fact, an amazing job for the money.
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Old 08-27-06, 01:53 PM
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I just bought an '06 Pista, it was the last '06 59cm in the warehouse it came from, it also has different wheels than listed on Bianchi's site, they are A-Spec SOLO wheels, more of an aero shaped wheel than the regular '06 wheels. Not sure if these are the same as the '07 model wheels, but I'll bet they are, I have no idea if these A-Spec wheels are any better than the std Alex wheels found on earlier models, they do look better IMO.
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I just rode a 2007 Pista (at King's bicycles in Seal Beach, my new favorite bike shop) on a lark. The new rims are supposedly a little nicer than last year's (still Alex but a higher end model).

I LOVED it. Now, I can't compare it to other track bikes, just the conversions I've ridden, but it fit me perfectly (5'8", 31" inseam, rocked the 51cm Pista). My impressions are that it's quick without being squirrelly, it feels light and fast, and comes with a fairly comfortable seat that even has a stripe of leopard skin down the valley in the middle.

I went in to buy a skewer and came out with the urge to scrap all my conversions and get a Pista.
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Originally Posted by joelv
(5'8", 31" inseam, rocked the 51cm Pista)
jeez, you must've had more seatpost showing than seat tube

I've taken a few pistas around the block and they were all nice rides

and don't let anyone tell you otherwise
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Old 09-09-06, 07:27 PM
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I love mine. I got it about a month ago for $499 at the LBS. The intention was to get some exercise and get back in shape after a very long hiatus from the sport. I ride it every day on a big flat track that’s a short distance from my house. The only thing I did from a stock bike was to add a front break and peddles with toe clips and straps. The only reason I added a front break as I live on a big a** hill. No complaints.

Pluses: very cheep, sturdy, fun to ride, leopard pattern saddle and nice geometry.

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Old 09-10-06, 04:33 PM
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What is a front break?
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https://www.khsbicycles.com/07_flite_100_06.htm


If you go down the components, it's basically the exact same thing as the pista, right down to the tubing. Only the KHS is red and has a pretty fork.
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Originally Posted by curlybro
What is a front break?
helps slow you down when you press too hard on the peddle
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
https://www.khsbicycles.com/07_flite_100_06.htm


If you go down the components, it's basically the exact same thing as the pista, right down to the tubing. Only the KHS is red and has a pretty fork.

no, not really. The wheels on the KHS are utter crap compared to the Pista.
and, while it won't make a lick of difference, the Pista isn't made of Reynolds 520 anymore. It's "Bianchi DB Cro-Mo" (notwithstanding the fact that Reynolds doesn't actually make 520 itself).
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i'm 5'6", inseam is 28-29 and i ride the 51cm. glad it felt right, but by the numbers i would say you need a bigger bike.
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i took some pictures of the new pista. pretty much the same, it has new rims, but thats about it.





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Originally Posted by redfoojcurlybro
What is a front break?
Originally Posted by redfooj
helps slow you down when you press too hard on the peddle
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Originally Posted by Ken Cox
How so?

Prior to getting my 2005 Bianchi Pista (which I love) I looked hard at the KHS and the Fuji, both of which had merit.
I decided I didn't like the flashy paint job on the Fuji (so I got a chrome bike instead: go figure) and I read about a KHS frame failure about the same time, and so, I got the Bianchi Pista.

Happy me.
The chick did a nice job.

Since then I've replaced everything except the frame and fork, but I still think the chick did a nice job for the money.
In fact, an amazing job for the money.

khs frame failure? right

I ride a khs flite 100 / mercier kilo tt as they are also know
and I do stair drops and bunny hops on the thing and have never had a problem
I also weight 230lbs
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So just one question.....how are you supposed to stop the thing? The blurb on their website says that it makes a good messenger bike?? Maybe a messenger bike for a rider who has a death wish!
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Originally Posted by Eric_The_Jew
So just one question.....how are you supposed to stop the thing? The blurb on their website says that it makes a good messenger bike?? Maybe a messenger bike for a rider who has a death wish!
you don't. its like the movie Speed, only diffirence is that sandra bullock doesn't want to bang you after you eventually do stop it after running it into an airplane.
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Originally Posted by freeskihp
you don't. its like the movie Speed, only diffirence is that sandra bullock doesn't want to bang you after you eventually do stop it after running it into an airplane.
best response ever
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the wheels on the pista are utter crap compared to phils laced to open pro, or just about anything else decent.
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