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Pista Dalmine

A reasonable stock bike. My 1st fixed gear (single speed).

Frame:
Bianchi Pista Dalmine

Fork/Headset:
Stock, Bianchi carbon. FSA

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Stock, Truvativ touro 1.1(rebranded sram 100)

Pedals:
Shimano 520 clipless

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sram 42, and a stock 16T and ACS 17T freewheels and KMC chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Bontrager with a Nitto stem.

Saddle/Seatpost:
Bontrager, Stock post.

Brakes:
Stock Reparto corse calipers with Shimano BLR 600 brake levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Stock, Maddux with Maxxis Detonator tyres.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Stock, Maddux with Maxxis Detonator tyres.

Accessories:
Saddle and top tube bags. Garmin edge 500 computer. Brown Jersey bottle cage. Reflective wrist wrap from the local bicycle festival/day

Bike History

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

  1. New bike!
  2. Bull horns
  3. Drop bars.

Current Stage Info:

Needed more hand positions for the longer rides.

Added by AKfromGC. Last updated about 8 years ago.

3 Comments

time-trial-collector

time-trial-collector says:

I love the brake set-up :) it´s so 90´s and looks cool!!!

Posted about 8 years ago

Atombomb

Atombomb says:

Pretty interesting brake setup.

Posted almost 9 years ago

AKfromGC

AKfromGC says:

Ha ha, yeah, that's a nice way of putting it. I bought the bars online, unseen or touched. Threads on here said that bar end brake levers don't work with them. And I don't like the little ones near the stem. Plus I don't think they would fit and then no room for the bottle cage.

In the late '90s I had a set of Profile (Design or For Speed) aero bars. They were triangle shaped that dropped down on the sides similar to the RB21s. Back then there was not a big selection of different brake levers and I wasn't using MTB levers. So this is what I came up with.

Run them on opposite sides so the cable entry is underneath. A few different hand positions for using the levers too. Pinkies only or slide bake and use index fingers or all of them for some real stopping power.

I'm going to get conventional road drops soon. These are too uncomfortable on long rides.

Posted almost 9 years ago