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Bianchi Pista : 2007

Single speed.
Filed under:  My Toys
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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.

bianchi pista

The stock Bianchi Pista.

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.
-Fork. CrMo.
-Headset. VP AheadSet, 1" threadless
-Handlebar. Bianchi steel track, 26.0mm
-Stem. Bianchi alloy
-Brakes/Levers. none
-Crankset. Truvativ Touro 1.1, 48T
-Bottom Bracket. Truvativ Power Spline cartridge
-Chain. KMC
-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

(source: Bianchi)

bianchi pista 8 26 7

Bianchi Pista with modifications (component details below) as of 8-26-7.

salsa chainring

Silver Salsa chainring (small) 42t-130mm.

shimano single speed freewheel

Shimano single speed freewheel.

mks touringsilver pedals

Silver MKS Sylvan touring bike pedals.

sram pc1 chain

SRAM PC-1 single speed silver chain.

campagnolo brake

Silver Campagnolo Centaur Skeleton brake calipers.

selle italia seat

Selle Italia white Flite Ti316 Gel Saddle.

thomson elite masterpiece

Thompson Elite silver seat post.

chris king headset

Silver No-Thread Chris King headset.

bar tape

Fi'zi:k white microtex bar tape.

ird interceptor pro brake lever 1

IRD Interceptor Pro Brake Lever.

bianchi stem

Bianchi alloy stem.

bianchi pista 51cm

Bianchi center post.

bianchi pista stripe1

Bianchi frame detail.

bianchi pista geo

Bianchi Pista frame geometry graphic.

bianchi pista geo chart

Bianchi Pista frame geometry chart.

bianchi logo2

Bianchi logo.

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