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max tire width on '06 Bianchi Pista? would the Pista frame fit any "narrow" cyclocross tire?
 

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TrailNut said:
max tire width on '06 Bianchi Pista? would the Pista frame fit any "narrow" cyclocross tire?

Such a tire would not only have to be damn narrow, but also have a low casing height. There's not much clearance between the top of the tire and the bottom of the fork crown, even when running a 700 x 23 or 25. You might get away with it in the rear if you slide the wheel back far enough in the fork ends, but as I recall, things are pretty tight right behind the bottom bracket, and you'll have to watch the little cross-brace on the seatstays as well. One of the reasons I traded my Pista for a Steamroller was to gain enough clearance for a CX tire.
 

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Ibis track bike

i saw an Ibis track bike, in black, with enough cx tire clearence...looked sweet
yeah, a fixie with cx tires and strong front brake, that's want i want
 

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i saw an Ibis track bike, in black, with enough cx tire clearence...looked sweet
yeah, a fixie with cx tires and strong front brake, that's want i want

Sounds like you may have spotted an Ibis Scorcher? A rare (only 100 made) and expensive fixed gear bike modeled after the old turn-of-the-century path racers. My Surly is outfitted similarly; rides great with the Michelin cyxlocross tires on the Delgado rims.
 

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traded my Pista for a Steamroller

BianchiJoe said:
.... One of the reasons I traded my Pista for a Steamroller was to gain enough clearance for a CX tire.
hmm Surly Steamroller sound like my answer: where to find a track bike that'll also take "narrow" cyclocross tires?

I like the clean/aggro look of the Pista, if only it can fit 28mm cross tires! (are there such tires: a 28mm cross ?)

(p.s. I'll eventually get a 29er single-speed dual-disk Fox Vanilla mtb, but i want my 700C fixie to climb on dirt (and mud)).
 
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