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Newbie: What kind of Bianchi did I just buy? How was my deal?

Old 05-07-13, 07:40 PM
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Newbie: What kind of Bianchi did I just buy? How was my deal?

the posts origianlly says "2012" bianchi pista, but I'm assuming this to be a 2006-2009? Just not so sure how to make sure what it is or not. Anyways, I'm a noob here and was wondering if I got a good deal or not. Please let me know!

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Does it matter? You already bought it. Looks good, just ride it.
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Originally Posted by SS_Giant View Post
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True Newbie.

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Does it matter? You already bought it. Looks good, just ride it.
Always good to know what you're riding....

so if anyone has any useful information about this bike, please let me know!
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I would have stuck with your original bike. Definitely not worth it + $250 IMHO.

Something to keep in mind: Just because a bike is rare in your parts of the wood doesn't mean it's rare anywhere else. Unless there's something special about that Bianchi Pista, those things are a dime a dozen.
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gang green is my fave bianchi color evaarrrrrrrr
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
gang green is my fave bianchi color evaarrrrrrrr
same here, completely freaked when I saw this post on clist, AND IT WAS GANG GREEN!

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I would have stuck with your original bike. Definitely not worth it + $250 IMHO.

Something to keep in mind: Just because a bike is rare in your parts of the wood doesn't mean it's rare anywhere else. Unless there's something special about that Bianchi Pista, those things are a dime a dozen.
thanks for the advice! I'm sure this bike out-parts my last bike greatly, even though bianchi pista's are so common these days..

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Old 05-07-13, 08:30 PM
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It's the Honda Civic of fixed gear bikes. You did okay, assuming you didn't want that Fuji anymore.
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It's the Honda Civic of fixed gear bikes. You did okay, assuming you didn't want that Fuji anymore.
eh, fuji got old. Had it's fair share of miles on it and needed something new. Always "praised" bianchi brand (as I'm a newb and always see awesome bianchi fixies) and never thought i'd have the opportunity to buy one let alone OWN one. VERY happy with the buy, just wanted to discuss it with this community who is more informed about this trade
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you'll have it for awhile.... then get the itch for a different bike/frameset.

you also moved from a conversion to a "track bike" with track dropouts.. so that's some improvement

and regardless of the year, when the time comes someone will gladly take it off your hands.

just the nature of the thing.
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Originally Posted by sheepdog84 View Post
you'll have it for awhile.... then get the itch for a different bike/frameset.

you also moved from a conversion to a "track bike" with track dropouts.. so that's some improvement

and regardless of the year, when the time comes someone will gladly take it off your hands.

just the nature of the thing.
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thanks for this! Yea I don't plan on this thing "getting old" on me. I've been wanting one forever!

question: why is switching from a "conversion" to a "track bike" an improvement? Just wondering, would like to know more about this!
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Size? That Fuji is obviously smaller. Do you fit the Bianchi?
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Originally Posted by JeremyLC View Post
Size? That Fuji is obviously smaller. Do you fit the Bianchi?
fuji was around a 52-53cm Vertical Tube i think. This bike is a 55 vert tube. I am 5 ft 7in, just lowered the seat on the bianchi and it rides perfect. Both TT are 55cm for the fuji and the bianchi. Standover height of the bianchi is 31.5 inches and i think my old fuji was around a 30in standover. Hope no one yells at me for having a bike "too big."
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Originally Posted by Fixied View Post
fuji was around a 52-53cm Vertical Tube i think. This bike is a 55 vert tube. I am 5 ft 7in, just lowered the seat on the bianchi and it rides perfect. Both TT are 55cm for the fuji and the bianchi. Standover height of the bianchi is 31.5 inches and i think my old fuji was around a 30in standover. Hope no one yells at me for having a bike "too big."
If the TT length is comfortable you can raise or lower the saddle to deal with the seat tube and you'll be fine.
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Originally Posted by JeremyLC View Post
If the TT length is comfortable you can raise or lower the saddle to deal with the seat tube and you'll be fine.
ah, nice to know! I knew the TT length was important so I made sure it was the same length as my old fuji. saddle was definitely cranked down a lot from the original position it was in when I bought it

thanks for the info mate
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question: why is switching from a "conversion" to a "track bike" an improvement? Just wondering, would like to know more about this!
For better aggressive traffic riding.
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
For better aggressive traffic riding.
oooo.



quick general question I've noticed that the wheels are slightly different on this bianchi. The front wheel is slightly larger than the back wheel. Any benefits to this type of riding?

and can someone help me identify the year of this bike? Is there some sort of serial number I can look for to make it easier to identify?

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I'm guessing you mean tires?

He probably just put a random gumwall tire on the front that he had lying around, there is no good reason that I know of to run a bigger tire in the front.
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I'm guessing you mean tires?

He probably just put a random gumwall tire on the front that he had lying around, there is no good reason that I know of to run a bigger tire in the front.
sorry i guess you're right. For some reason the back wheel in general looked a bit smaller but re-checking the rim size they're the same. Guess the gum-wall makes it look a bit bigger
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Vertical tube?

What was the top tube length of both?
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Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
Vertical tube?

What was the top tube length of both?
Top tube of both was 55cm. The vertical tube (the one the seat post is inserted to) was 52-53 in the fuji and 55 in this bianchi

hope I explained that correctly
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Ah, well if TT on both is fine, you should be ok.

The "vertical tube" you speak of is actually called the "seat tube" just FYI.

I honestly would have kept the Fuji, I really like its color.
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Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
Ah, well if TT on both is fine, you should be ok.

The "vertical tube" you speak of is actually called the "seat tube" just FYI.

I honestly would have kept the Fuji, I really like its color.

ah! seat tube makes sense...lol

yea that blue was very different. But green is my favorite color

happen to know the year of this bianchi i got?
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Originally Posted by Fixied View Post

question: why is switching from a "conversion" to a "track bike" an improvement? Just wondering, would like to know more about this!
Well if you're even remotely handy with tools, you won't have the looming fear of your rear wheel randomly "falling out" of the dropouts...


Looks like you've also got a 3/32" drivetrain (stock on almost all bianchi pistas iirc)... that's important to take note of if you plan on upgrading any of that at all.


In short, You should read this bit by St. Sheldon Brown... https://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html (if you haven't already)

you're also probably right on the year... made before 2010 at least.. just depends on when they made that color... definitely not a 2012.

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