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Bianchi Pista Concept 2003 (1st gen)

The” Bianchi Pista Concept 2003 “ is the first aluminium track frame Bianchi designed and released with only the black color. The design kept similar between 2003-2006 models besides adding in white and celeste color,.afterwards 2007-2009 they removed the year on their pista concepts. In 2010 it was overrode with the “super pista” line, which have different tubing sizes, decals and aesthetics. The theme here is to have a black bike with appealing decal with special colours. The Zipp old fluorescent yellow here are in harmony. The bike overall tends to keep everything American branded. Afterall the pista concept was by Bianchi USA istead of Italy. The one here have a external seat clamp for 27.2mm post. The original intergrated one was rounded and filed to 31.8mm. It was to prevent the cracking of intergrated seat clamps. I will add more photos once i get a better camera rather than my ip6.

Frame:
Bianchi Pista Concept 2003 51cm - Black/ Celeste (the only color in 2003)

Fork/Headset:
Carbon Bianchi fork 1 1/8” threadless/ FSA headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram Omnium 48t/ Sram GXP bb

Pedals:
MKS Gr-9/ MKS deep toe clip size M/ Cadence double leather straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
48t/sugino 16t

Handlebars/Stem:
ITM x Bianchi 42cm Drops/ Oval Concept 90mm -8 degree

Saddle/Seatpost:
Vetta x Bianchi saddle/ Oval Concept 27.2 seatpost

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Zipp 440 16h

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Zipp 440 24h

Added by Callmdel. Last updated 9 days ago.

3 Comments

pwebb88

pwebb88 says:

did you modify the seat clamp before it even started cracking or had a crack started?

Posted 9 days ago

Callmdel

Callmdel says:

The crack for an intergrated aluminium seat clamp is inevitable due to stiff but fragile material properties. It is no surprise it was designed this way since it was the earliest aluminium model, as they took reference from their previous bianchi pista design, which uses integrated seat clamp too but with steel instead of aluminium. The crack here on this frame was not deep (around 15mm long) thus the modification was possible. A round hole was drilled at the end of the crack to prevent it from extending. The tube was filed to a round shape precisely 31.8mm to fit a external clamp. It works just like any other external-clamp-frame now. I would recommend modifying it before cracking though.

Posted 8 days ago

pwebb88

pwebb88 says:

thx for the reply & info

Posted 8 days ago