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Luke's 2005 Bianchi Pista Concept V.2

rides like a dream but takes some abuse. I'm going to ride it into the ground. It will be with me until the end.

Frame:
55cm 2005 Bianchi Pista Concept

Fork/Headset:
Bianchi Carbon fork non-drilled / Tange IS

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 165mm / Sugino 75

Pedals:
MKS Nuevo Record / Soma Double Clips / Cadence Straps / Mavic Sprint Clip Ins

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
EAI Superstar cog 17t / Sugino ZEN chainring 53t

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto B123AA 38cm with Fizik bar tape / Thomson Elite 90mm -15 degree

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Concor / Thomson Elite

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro 4CD / Shimano Dura Ace / Vittoria Randonneur 700x25c / Panaracer Pasela 700x23c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Open Pro 4CD / Shimano Dura Ace / Vittoria Randonneur 700x25c / Panaracer Pasela 700x23c

Accessories:
cadence bar ends

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Added by lukebaumstark. Last updated almost 8 years ago.

92 Comments

Finnian

Finnian says:

Why not black suginos??

Posted over 4 years ago

PlaidOut

PlaidOut says:

Paselas make the bike look like a classic Bianchi almost it's a nice touch, that yellowish hue it has goin

Posted over 5 years ago

PlaidOut

PlaidOut says:

Cadence!

Posted over 5 years ago

se7en

se7en says:

So nice!

Posted almost 6 years ago

Kevin_R

Kevin_R says:

Great mix of classic and modern styling, and good job on those pictures

Posted over 6 years ago

sheepdog84

sheepdog84 says:

this bike is so so rad..i especially dig it with the paselas... and i feel the same way about my vig.. "It will be with me until the end" (hopefully) :P. cheers mate.

Posted over 6 years ago

Donskeyrae

Donskeyrae says:

just recently became a fan of good Bianchi Pista Concept builds. Is it rare in the US? because thinking of cop one if I'm in there. Sorry for the silly question, your Pista Concept is really nice!

Posted almost 7 years ago

sealed

sealed says:

You would have to source one used. You can't just walk into a store to find one anymore. It might be difficult to find a frame quickly on a short trip.

Posted almost 7 years ago

angelorusso

angelorusso says:

nice!

Posted about 7 years ago

andrewh666

andrewh666 says:

definitely one of the best bianchi's on this site

Posted over 7 years ago

BRNDNLPZ

BRNDNLPZ says:

How does your ratio feel on flats and climbs?

Posted over 7 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

its enough on flat to get going and its bearable on climbs. the ratio itself is about 81 gear inches or something like that? ive considered dropping it down to a 16 on the rear but i keep reminding myself it is street ridden and find it unnecessary to do so haha.

Posted over 7 years ago

BRNDNLPZ

BRNDNLPZ says:

Yeah. Unless it's virtually flat where you live, it probably is unnecessary. Your current ratio sounds perfect though.

Posted over 7 years ago

Tony

Tony says:

beautiful setup. man those gumwalls look amazing on that thing!

Posted over 7 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you!

Posted over 7 years ago

richardg

richardg says:

great setup and photography!

just curious, how do you get the bike to stand like that with nothing supporting it??

Posted over 7 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

Thank you! It was held up by a large rock and my friend photoshopped it out. If you look closely you can see that one of the pedals is positioned flat because it was on the rock.

Posted over 7 years ago

richardg

richardg says:

Ahhhh, okay. I always wondered how people did that haha

Posted over 7 years ago

dikwan

dikwan says:

sexy beast.
idk,y i always looked at your bike everday.

Posted over 7 years ago

53ba5t1an

53ba5t1an says:

Hey man, first of all awesome build. Im debating on a 55 or 57 concept. How tall are you/ what is your inseam?

Posted over 7 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

Thanks! I'm 5'9" my inseam is about 30-32? Short with short legs. I've ridden my friends 57 it's not too much bigger at all just a little bit longer reach and slightly bigger stand over.

Posted over 7 years ago

dcondankz68

dcondankz68 says:

gumwall.. mmm..so yummy :D

Posted over 7 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

Nicely built bike sir. Looks really classical with those panaracer gum wall tires.

Posted almost 8 years ago

LAZARUSspirit

LAZARUSspirit says:

That Bianchi is BOSS. Amazing work Luke! I used to live in Rancho, Hellmen st lol. About 3/4 houses down from the train tracks. Again rad bike bro!

Posted almost 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

Thank you! That's funny I'm right around there how did you recognize the scenery?

Posted almost 8 years ago

LAZARUSspirit

LAZARUSspirit says:

Haha! I saw your Bianchi Pista shots and told myself "Yup...thats Red Hill". I went to Altaloma High which is across the street. Class of 04. All your bikes are awesome. Killer Bianchi's!

Posted almost 8 years ago

silver_soul

silver_soul says:

one of the nicest concepts i've ever seen. I can tell you put a lot of devotion into this build. looks amazing!

Posted almost 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

Thank you very much!

Posted almost 8 years ago

kreyziest

kreyziest says:

damn! I'm speechless dude...

Posted almost 8 years ago

DanV

DanV says:

its o k....




jk:D . .love it!!

Posted almost 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

hahaha thank you!

thank you all for the very nice words!

Posted almost 8 years ago

chrispino

chrispino says:

Best Concept on the site.

Posted almost 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

Thats a bold and very flattering opinion, thank you very much!

Posted almost 8 years ago

jdawg4334

jdawg4334 says:

SUPPPEEERRRR sick dude. I love it!

Posted almost 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

Thank you!!

Posted almost 8 years ago

pedal-faster

pedal-faster says:

Very nice! I love the new wheels and tires!

Posted almost 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you! they are a lot more responsive and a lot quicker than the old tires, i love them.

Posted almost 8 years ago

Benson

Benson says:

Really? I found Panaracer Pasela really sluggish and Rando a better rolling tires. and they both are touring/Rando tires. Looks great on the Concept I like it!

Posted almost 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

I love the randos too they are great tires and nice for streets. I wanted a different feel and I like it but granted its not for everyone hah. What width did you have benson?

Posted almost 8 years ago

parkman14

parkman14 says:

those wheels are fucking awesome. love this rig.

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you very much!

Posted about 8 years ago

gabeone

gabeone says:

Fuck yeah.

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

that was my reaction to your bikes as well.

Posted about 8 years ago

bguira

bguira says:

Awesome bianchi!

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thanks man! loving the mash!

Posted about 8 years ago

brkbrd

brkbrd says:

Proper!

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you!

Posted about 8 years ago

octopuschicken

octopuschicken says:

NeeDZ A3R0 Sp0K3!!

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

front and rear right? hahah

Posted about 8 years ago

octopuschicken

octopuschicken says:

daddy bought me a concept to do BARSPinZ

Posted about 8 years ago

winnerultra

winnerultra says:

gotta love your bike

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you!!

Posted about 8 years ago

iqbal

iqbal says:

gorgeous!

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thanks!

Posted about 8 years ago

kreyziest

kreyziest says:

daaaaamn...... too slick!

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thanks!

Posted about 8 years ago

lumpygnome

lumpygnome says:

this is such a great build i love it!
even the rim choice is great :)
excellent work

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you, i spent some time building her the way i wanted down the every last little detail ahah

Posted about 8 years ago

anthonyfur

anthonyfur says:

fuckin epic!

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

your photography is epic

Posted about 8 years ago

terra12

terra12 says:

lovely

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you!

Posted about 8 years ago

g0tyupimp

g0tyupimp says:

love the new setup!! i do miss riding on a San Marco Concor

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you! its my first concor, its different but i really like it.

Posted about 8 years ago

g0tyupimp

g0tyupimp says:

hey so lately i been really wanting to buy a new black concor for my bike.. just got a question when you ride does the saddle leave any black marks on your shorts or jeans?? because when i owned a RED Concor saddle it would always leave a red marks on my butt area.. Thanks!

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

haha no i havent had much. there might have been some smalls peices at first but not like a stain or anything.

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

sorry i removed your comment on accident, but yes it does fade and wear noticeably, but it doesnt bother me.

Posted almost 8 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

damn the new photos and setup are sick

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you, i spent some time building her up this time instead of being impatient and throwing on older parts

Posted about 8 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

Love those new pics and saddle ;)

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you! component wise the bike rides and feels 100 times better

Posted about 8 years ago

Hurlz808boi

Hurlz808boi says:

definition of clean!

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

hah thank you, it actually has a completely different parts group on it now.. i need to take new photos

Posted about 8 years ago

Hurlz808boi

Hurlz808boi says:

oo sweet can't wait, ya thinking of replacing a new wheel for mine to try a different look too, looking forward to seeing the updates!

Posted about 8 years ago

Hurlz808boi

Hurlz808boi says:

love the new setup!

Posted about 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you!

Posted about 8 years ago

hiro

hiro says:

Really nice setup and great pictures too.

I was wondering what's the length of your Thomson stem?

Thanks

Posted over 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you! the one in the photos in a 70mm 0 degree. not my first choice but it works perfect with the drop and reach of the bars.

Posted over 8 years ago

hiro

hiro says:

I really like how it looks with those bars. And if it works perfect with those bars, I'm curious what your first choice would be?

Posted over 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

yeah it works perfect with the bars i wish i it had a different degree. i have a new bar set up now that works perfectly, its a 90mm -15 thomson with the nitto b123aa, perfect reach and drop, ill post photos soon. reason i changed the stem is because the nittos and somas have a good size difference in backsweep and the drops were too close.

Posted over 8 years ago

imran

imran says:

thumbs up...

Posted over 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you!

Posted over 8 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

Really like ur build even the brooks saddle ;)

Posted over 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

haha thank you! its going back onto the road bike soon so im replacing it with a new saddle. ill post up photos when its all finished

Posted over 8 years ago

PandaBear

PandaBear says:

looking forward to seeing your new saddle

Posted over 8 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

pretty solid bro
i like it

Posted over 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

thank you very much!

the bike is undergoing a lot of changes right now, ill post some pics when it is all finished

Posted over 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

i agree Benson, im not too worried about weight and what not. im still switching components around and the brooks is going back on the road bike. the arione i have has seen better days and im going to invest in a concor saddle for the concept.

Posted over 8 years ago

Sabul

Sabul says:

got to love cadence bar tape..but i hate it when i ride in the rain it gets wet and the next day it kind of smelly

Posted over 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

yeah its decent tape for the price! i havent experienced the wet smell of it yet and i dont plan on riding this one in the rain.

Posted over 8 years ago

richie

richie says:

brooks. gtfo

Posted over 8 years ago

lukebaumstark

lukebaumstark says:

haha you have obviously never ridden one. want me to put my arione back on it to make the people of the internet happy?

Posted over 8 years ago

Benson

Benson says:

Its a great saddle, it doesnt belong on a track bike but its so comfy!

Posted over 8 years ago