The stock Bianchi Pista.
I am in the process of having an all tricked out custom built single speed, but while learnng about single speeds, I came across this very inexpensive fixed gear 51cm Bianchi Pista and bought it on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Turin Bicycle in Evanston, Illinois.
It is $599 out the door, and with just a handful of component improvements, this should be a real nice and simple city bike.
I am not a fan of fixed gear bikes, The first two things I plan are change that and add a front brake.
The Pista is Biachi's budget track bike which has morphed into quite the versatile machine, even though the design is much the same as it's always been. The Pista is first and foremost built for the track, with a stout steel frame and correct geometry (high bottom bracket, shallow fork offset). But the Pista sees a lot of action away from the velodrome too, as a fixed-gear trainer, an urban messenger "work bike," and an expression of personal style. Maybe you've seen one out there, you can't miss the Pista's two knockout colors, the Gang Green and the Chrome.
Double-butted chrome-moly frame and fork, available in Gang Green or Chrome. Truvativ 48-tooth crank (with 16-tooth fixed rear cog). Bianchi Alex Solo wheels.
-Frame. Bianchi DB CrMo, rear entry track dropouts.
-Headset. VP AheadSet, 1" threadless
-Handlebar. Bianchi steel track, 26.0mm
-Stem. Bianchi alloy
-Crankset. Truvativ Touro 1.1, 48T
-Bottom Bracket. Truvativ Power Spline cartridge
-Sprocket. 16T fixed cog
-Pedals. Resin, toe-clip compatible
-Wheels. Bianchi Alex Solo wheelset, 28h rims
-Tires. Continental UltraSport, 700x23C
-Saddle. Bianchi Velo
-Seatpost. Bianchi alloy, 27.2mm
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