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So I thought over time I would figure out the secret code used in the first two letters for Bianchi's single speed line (since I'm assuming the "SS" is single speed). MUSS, GUSS, PUSS.....but alas it still escapes me!
Copied from Bianchi's website: M.U.S.S. is son of S.A.S.S., who is the son of S.I.S.S. The whole fam damily of single-speeds is made of steel, unlike their kissin' cousins, B.O.S.S, B.A.S.S., C.U.S.S., B.U.S.S., D.I.S.S., G.U.S.S., P.U.S.S., and the newborn, W.U.S.S.....
:madman: Are you kidding me???? Can someone "in the know" please share? It's driving me crazy and my OCD is rapidly escalating...soon I won't be able to sleep and I'll start wandering and wondering.
 

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Show me the secret handshake and all will be revealed. :nono: Here's a hint... "flying unicorn"
 

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Find pics of them and notice the colors: celeste, brown, shiny...

hopefully this helps you on your mission. :D
 

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PUSS
Pink Ultimate Single Speed
SASS
Shiny Ass Single Speed
CUSS
Celeste Ultimate Single Speed
DISS is something because it has discs

I have a MUSS frameset just lying around and I haven't figured out what the M stands for.
 

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are these bianchi SS bikes respected high end bikes?

or are they just run of the mill ready built production bikes?

I think my bianchi diss is the cats ass!but what do i know about the cool bike higherachy.
is this a sweet machine as far as what the bike geeks think?

there are some costom built bikes on this forum that are truly beutifull and have hundereds of hours into them and thousands of dolars into them.those are the ultimate bikes,I know
but i wonder were the diss falls into the pecking order.
I know it dont mater one bit as long as i like my ride,but you know what i meen.
 

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You sound a bit insecure... I have had two Sass's...long may they live.

I would say that Bianchi's are respected run of the mill singlespeeds.
 

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I'm fairly certain about these (unless I made them up):
SASS is shiny ass single speed
BOSS is *****in' orange single speed
BASS is bad ass single speed
BUSS is butt ugly single speed
 

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DISS: Disc Integrated Single Speed (these are aluminum)
SASS: Sweet Ass Single Speed (Italian steel)

Without a doubt, a typical generic dime-a-dozen single speed:

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/racingmix/368243854/" title="Bianchi SS07 by RACINGMIX, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/368243854_046745b82a_o.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Bianchi SS07" /></a>
 

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The secret code unveiled, pledge to Omerta fellow Bianchi brothers and sisters:

M.U.S.S. = More Urban Single Speed
S.A.S.S. = Shiny Ass Single Speed
P.U.S.S. = Pink Ultimate (or Ugly) Single Speed
B.U.S.S. = Brown(or Butt) Ultimate or (Ugly) Single Speed
W.U.S.S. = White Ultimate (or Ugly) Single Speed
G.U.S.S. = Giallo Ultimate (or Ugly) Single Speed
D.I.S.S. = Disc Integrated Single Speed
B.A.S.S. = Bad Ass Single Speed
C.U.S.S. = Celeste Ultimate (or Ugly) Single Speed
B.O.S.S. = Big Orange Single Speed
S.I.S.S. = Steel Idiot Single Speed (or Steel Is Simple Stupid)

As for the comment on Bianchi single-speeds "mill ready production bikes" I would agree to entry level single-speed bikes as "complete purchase". Some of these "standardly equipped" fit the boot to riders, others upgrade them to better components, others shrug them off as they fall in the sub 1k group (and what bike could be status quo in that range?) I bought my M.U.S.S. frame & fork on eBay and built it from scratch, I would say my bike falls in the high-end bike class. People often confuse bike reviews on components and not the actual bike (frame). Bianchi's frames are top notch, and I have found their geometry to be the best I have found.

Bianchi has abandoned the "?.?.S.S." line and blossomed to the SOK 29er rig, (which standardly equipped is pretty nice).

I have yet to find a thread with just Bianchi SS bikes and photos, could we use this thread as a universal Bianchi single-speed "post your pics" location? I'll get some recent photos of my M.U.S.S. today and kick this off, as long as the mods don't mind (maybe the thread should be moved to a different forum)?

-stu
 

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Based on stumonky's list, with materials added per bikepedia:

M.U.S.S. = Bianchi DB CrMo
S.A.S.S. = Dedaccai Eom (04), Chromoly (05)
P.U.S.S. = not in bikepedia
B.U.S.S. = Easton Ultralite
W.U.S.S. = Easton Ultralite
G.U.S.S. = Easton Ultralite
D.I.S.S. = Easton Ultralite
B.A.S.S. = Easton Elite
C.U.S.S. = Easton Ultralite
B.O.S.S. = 7005 aluminum, double-butted
S.I.S.S. = Dedaccai Eom
 

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Ok, here is the first post of my Bianchi M.U.S.S. photos on this new thread (and hopefully much more Bianchi S.S.'s to come).

When I first built this bike, I think it cost me about $1200 and I had a few parts already. I have put a little more into it since but not much. It's very light, I haven't weighed it but would guess in the 23lbs range or less. It's very fast and rockets up climbs.

'06 Bianchi M.U.S.S. frame & fork
DT Swiss XR 4.2d rims
Paul Word Disc hubs
Thomson stem
Easton EA70 post
Cane Creek S3 headset
Easton EC70 MonkeyLite XC (Low Rise)
ODI Rogue Lock-On Grips
White Industries ENO freewheel 16T
Blackspire 104mm x 36T chainring
San Marco Era saddle
Race Face Ride XC crank arms
Avid Juicy 7w/160mm rotors
Crank Brothers Eggbeaters
SRAM PC991-CrossStep
WTB ExiWolf 2.3 tires
 

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While we're here, can SS Bianchi owners confirm the 5mm width of dropouts? I'm in the market to replace the stock chain tensioners with MKS track tensioners (perhaps just one on the drive side). The Surly tugnut and Spot rocket tensioners both have beer openers but are a bit clunky like the stock tensioners plus don't like the brand naming. There are two available MKS tensioner sizes - 9215 (5mm wide) vs 9217 (8mm+ wide). Plus there's an argument to run the tensioner on the inside or outside of the dropouts. Like the Spots for example are run on the outside and also marketed as "frame savers". With a chrome frame, that does sound appealing. The stock tensioners as shown in "stumonky" post above are on the outside of the dropouts.
 
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