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'82 Bianchi ECO Pista

Got a sweet deal on this bike. It came with all of it's original components (a full Gipiemme track group), but I've swapped some of it out to preserve them, and make the bike more street friendly.

Frame:
'82 Bianchi ECO Pista, 53cm

Fork/Headset:
stock / Ofmega

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Gipiemme Special / Gipiemme

Pedals:
Time Atac Alium

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Surly 19t / TA Specialities 46t / Regina 80

Handlebars/Stem:
3ttt Grand Prix / 3ttt 80mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Concor Supercorsa / Campagnolo Aero

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Cane Creek track 20h / Gatorskin 25c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Cane Creek track 24h / Gatorskin 28c

Accessories:
brass bell

More Info:
Beautiful Italian steel. 46/19 ratio to spin up and skid down these Seattle hills. New pics to come.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. street mode

Added by stalag13. Last updated about 4 years ago.

68 Comments

berlinkeirin

berlinkeirin says:

dope.

Posted over 3 years ago

staylurkn

staylurkn says:

Aesthetics are top notch .

Posted almost 4 years ago

grisja

grisja says:

This thing is clean beyond belief makes my 83 eco pista look like a hood rat. Any idea on how to identify the year on these frames?

Posted about 5 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Naw, yours still looks tight. I have a serial number around the seat collar of mine. It's faint, but it's there. Mine starts with a 2, so I know it's an 82.

Posted about 5 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Very nice man :)

Posted about 6 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted about 6 years ago

chon_solo

chon_solo says:

Absolutely gorgeous!

Posted over 6 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

I've admired this bike since I first saw it on Velospace. Beautiful and understated.

Posted over 6 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Thanks man. I need to take pics of it with the OG saddle, pedals and tubulars it came with.

Posted over 6 years ago

dogukanaksu

dogukanaksu says:

Very nice frame. You're lucky man...

Posted almost 7 years ago

SHINOBI

SHINOBI says:

VERY VERY GOOD!

Posted over 7 years ago

AnsonSimpsons

AnsonSimpsons says:

Hi ! I'm looking for this bike for a long time. Is it possibly to sell it to me? Plz...

Posted about 8 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Hahaha, no.

Posted about 8 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian says:

Great, great bike.

Posted over 8 years ago

zippy2012

zippy2012 says:

HEY! THAT'S MY BIKE! just kiddind, but it really does look a lot like the one I owned back in Brooklyn in 1983. They're awesome bikes. It was my first fixed gear. I would ride it from Babylon, NY to Brooklyn every Friday to work as a waiter and then back to LI on Monday. All with a tuxedo suit over my arm.
You really bring back memories. Thx.

Posted over 8 years ago

HarvestCyclery

HarvestCyclery says:

Best comment on pedalroom. 10/10 would read again...

Posted about 4 years ago

bestfriendz

bestfriendz says:

Sweet ride.

Posted over 8 years ago

Maccc

Maccc says:

Eco is my all-time favourite!

Posted almost 9 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

is this 27.2 or 26.8?

Posted about 9 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

26.8. Standard for the time period, I believe.

Posted about 9 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

do you know if it's possible to get replacement decals? I picked up an 82/83 pista today but it doesn't have the decals. I've checked eBay and I only see ones that are similar, not exactly the same.

Posted about 9 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

Beautiful! I'm glad you still have this..

Posted about 9 years ago

Ewwyou

Ewwyou says:

So clean

Posted about 9 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Thanks. You've got quite the stable.

Posted about 9 years ago

richpool

richpool says:

God damn this thing is immaculate! Great build.

Posted about 9 years ago

OrengardSr

OrengardSr says:

im searching that kind of classic bell.. what is it?

Posted over 9 years ago

sealed

sealed says:

velo orange temple bell

Posted over 9 years ago

philmynuts

philmynuts says:

Diggin the whip, mine starts with 1 I guess it's a 81 the fork crown and seat stay look like yours

Posted almost 10 years ago

philmynuts

philmynuts says:

just looked at 81 online and they have "bianchi" spelled out on the seat stays??? maybe 71?

Posted almost 10 years ago

AdiZena

AdiZena says:

very nicely build man!. quick question, hows the ride compared to youre kilo?

Posted almost 10 years ago

LeoYunta

LeoYunta says:

WOW ! Nice ring bell

Posted about 10 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Thank you! I'm quite fond of it myself!

Posted about 10 years ago

dev0415

dev0415 says:

Wow, I love this bike. Nice pics too.

Posted about 10 years ago

pandafro

pandafro says:

Very well done!

Posted about 10 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Thank you! You're stable is pretty legit. I've got a Ciocc myself, a Designer 84, I've yet to get up here.

Posted about 10 years ago

pandafro

pandafro says:

Thanks! Would love to see your '84. I sold a World '77 that was too small and replaced it with the Concorde. Ciocc's are just awesome.

Posted about 10 years ago

Donskeyrae

Donskeyrae says:

damn, nice bike sir!

Posted about 10 years ago

JerBear

JerBear says:

well damn that is fuckin sexy bike.

Posted over 10 years ago

tian

tian says:

nice build bro!

Posted over 10 years ago

earch

earch says:

looks great

Posted over 10 years ago

normanseno

normanseno says:

solid build you got there, where do you get those velocity eh? never seen one of those before

Posted over 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Have you ever thought about putting gumwalls on this? I think it would look really great!

Posted over 10 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

I'll have to take some pics of this thing with all of it's OG components. The original wheelset is a pair of box sections Mavics laced to some Gipiemme track hubs. But the cool thing is the tires: silk-walled racing tires (which look exactly like gum-walls) made by Wolber with Bianchi branding on them. There classy looking.

Posted over 10 years ago

kyle-j

kyle-j says:

Such a classy beaut, well done!

Posted over 10 years ago

raihan12

raihan12 says:

i love vintage very nice bike

Posted over 10 years ago

Kinetic-UK

Kinetic-UK says:

Sweet condition for 82. Love these steeds.

Posted over 10 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

even though its lower end, still has tight geometry and looks amazing! i would love to own one of these older bianchis! theyre sooooo nice.

Posted over 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Great looking Bianchi! I love celeste Bianchis with blue decals... looks so much better than black decals in my opinion. also, what does ECO stand for and what does it mean?

Posted over 10 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Thanks!

Bianchi made two Pistas' back in the day: the higher end Super Pista, and the lower end ECO Pista. The Super came with a Campy group and had chromed track/fork ends or stays, while the ECO came with a Gipiemme group, and didn't have any chroming usually. The Super may have had a higher grade of tubing as well in some years. Not sure about that one.

ECO stood for economical.

Posted over 10 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

ah, so it's sorta similar to the GTB/Pulse thing, where it's the same geo, but different materials and parts. Also, what do you think of unicrown forks on lugged frames? I really like the classic look of your frame with the flatcrown fork, but I also really like my unicrown fork. I know some people really dislike unicrown forks, I think I like both :)

Posted over 10 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Well, your's looks original to the frame. It's a Columbus fork with matching paint & chrome and nice decals. So that's pretty hot. But, most of the time, unicrown forks make me think of BMX bikes.

Posted over 10 years ago

imran

imran says:

amazing bike...

Posted almost 11 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

definitely one of, if not my favorite pista!
i think a polished wheelset with a lower profile would look sweet too

Posted almost 11 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Thanks! Yeah, I had the wheelset on another bike and I switched them over. Ideally, it would be a set of boxsection rims, but I like the Fusions enough to ride them til they give.

Posted almost 11 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

awesome possum that is supasweet

Posted almost 11 years ago

strange

strange says:

i really like that bike!

Posted almost 11 years ago

tonicflo

tonicflo says:

Great great ride ... one like this was for sale on eBay, $750 with the complete Gipiemme groupset ;-)

Posted about 11 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Thanks. That's what mine came with. I took off the original Gipiemme wheelset, seatpost, saddle and pedals. I've still got them though, just wanted my contact points to be something more current.

Posted about 11 years ago

gaozilla

gaozilla says:

I like your bianchi too!

Posted over 11 years ago

colnago66

colnago66 says:

legend! great build

Posted over 11 years ago

hubnride

hubnride says:

mafioso!

Posted over 11 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

One of the cleanest Vintage Bianchi Pista's I've seen..

Posted over 11 years ago

Cinellas

Cinellas says:

Super dope, the only thing is those shallow drops. They look so tiny? Everything else perfect!

Posted over 11 years ago

Kookster

Kookster says:

I like this bike very much

Posted almost 12 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

thank you. I remember reading the story on your bike a while back. creepy stuff.

Posted almost 12 years ago

Kookster

Kookster says:

Very creepy. I love it though. It's my baby!

Posted almost 12 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

very very nice.enjoy

Posted about 12 years ago

tinj

tinj says:

That is one rad pista my friend.

Posted about 12 years ago