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Volpone - 2008 Bianchi Pista

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53cm KC Chromium Plated

Handlebars: Premetec 4002R , Stem: Kalloy AS-006, 3-D forged 6061, -17 degree, Hi-Polish

Fork: CrMo (Steel) Butted 1”, Headset: AheadSet VP-A34C, 1" threadless

Rims: Bianchi ALX AT400 Solo, Hub: ALX Solo Track 32h

Rims: Bianchi ALX AT400 Solo, Hub: ALX Solo Track 32h

Crankset: Truativ Touro Track 1.1, Chainring: TA Specialties - 48t 1/8”, Bottom Bracket: TruVativ Square LE 68x113

Saddle: Selle San Marco Rolls (Ti Rails), Seatpost: Kalloy SP-600 alloy 27.2 mm

Pedals: MKS Sylvan Lite, Chain: Izumi Eco

Cog: Steel 16T, Gearing: 48/16

My new saddle came with a bicycle.

Tektro 423AG front brake, Tektro RL726 Lever, Fizik Microtex Bar Tape, Continental Ultra Sport 700x23c tires, MKS Steel Toeclips, MKS Fit Alpha Spirit straps.

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drive train

do u have problem on drive train?
mine got creeky sound.
do u kknow what is the problem?

alx at400 solo

have you had any problems w/ the wheels?


stock pista wheels

I see all sorts of flaming about the stock pista wheels.
Let me testify that mine are fantastic. I've been riding my 2006 Pista on the stock wheels for well over 5,000 miles and they're still as true as any. That includes a short daily commute 4 days a week every week and all sorts of training rides up and down the Napa Valley between 20 and 55 miles with the usual assortment of potholes, highway debris and nasty pavement. I had a set of Phil Wood / Velocity wheels made at my LBS about a year after I got the bike but these wheels have been so good I haven't had to heart to take em off and the "good" wheels are just hanging up in my garage. Just my experience.
Nice clean chrome Pista BTW.

A little update: Three days

A little update: Three days ago I was riding at night around the West Allis area and was looking to my right to check for cars at an upcoming intersection and my front wheel found its way into a drainage grate that the city of Milwaukee so kindly placed in the center of a lane. My tire went in, wedged itself there, and I went flying over the bars into the pavement. Basically the stock wheel is still perfectly true and me... not so much. Suffered a sprained right wrist and a have a severley tattered pair of Levi's and some wicked road rash. Really, I agree neutron, I can't see getting rid of the wheels for anything else right now. The stock tires do wear down pretty quick though. Those I do need to replace.

i hate westallis

i live in westallis and ride 10 miles to work daily. i hate it so much. drivers are ass holes and try to run you off the road. potholes that look like craters and yes the infamous sewer grates.

As of right now (owning the

As of right now (owning the bike for a month) I haven't had any problems with the wheels or hubs.

ummm, how much are the 2008

ummm, how much are the 2008 pistas going for? I thought i saw something that said they were like 650 now? when did they increase from 550ish?

I picked mine up for 5 at

I picked mine up for 550 at a local bike shop. I don't reside directly in an Urban area so that's probably why it didn't cost as much as it normally would. I have seen them in other areas for around 600 all the way up to 675.

time for

some upgrades

Yeah, I'm planning on

Yeah, I'm planning on putting a Miche Primato Track Group on it.


! should be pretty sick

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