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Old 09-15-05, 02:07 PM   #1
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Why would you do this?

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/97740058.html
"The bike brand is "Pinerillo" it looks about 15-20 years old (steel), i'm not sure of the model but it is a track bike. Is this possible? Are there kits out there? I already drilled holes for the brakes but I can't figure out the gears. Thanks!"

Did I understand him correctly? He put holes in a track bike, a Pinerillo track bike, so he can turn it into a road bike? Why would you do this? He could easily get a nice cheap bike for the same, if not less, amount of money. Why can't people just do more research and stop messing up their own stuff. I think I'd tackle someone if I saw them drilling holes into a italian track bike. Oh well, it's his bike and he's free to do as he pleases, it just a shame a bike is ruined in the process.
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That hurts me so much. My god
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He probably wants to be able to stop.
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"The bike brand is "Pinerillo" it looks about 15-20 years old (steel), i'm not sure of the model but it is a track bike. Is this possible? Are there kits out there? I already drilled holes for the brakes but I can't figure out the gears. Thanks!"

Did I understand him correctly? He put holes in a track bike, a Pinerillo track bike, so he can turn it into a road bike? Why would you do this? He could easily get a nice cheap bike for the same, if not less, amount of money. Why can't people just do more research and stop messing up their own stuff. I think I'd tackle someone if I saw them drilling holes into a italian track bike. Oh well, it's his bike and he's free to do as he pleases, it just a shame a bike is ruined in the process.
thats why
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it just a shame a bike is ruined in the process

that's why
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Old 09-15-05, 02:19 PM   #6
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Judging by the reactions here, I think it's safe to assume that it's a troll.
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Old 09-15-05, 02:22 PM   #7
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whats a troll?
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i think so too (troll), He hits all the bullet points, Pinarello, Steel, 15-20 years old, track bike, someone who knows about track bikes but know nothing about geared bikes.

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whats a troll?
Voila.
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that is so way too detailed its scary
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If it's true, it hurts. If it's a troll, it's a good one. I read that entire Wikipedia entry, and now my brain is bleeding.
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http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/97740058.html
"The bike brand is "Pinerillo" it looks about 15-20 years old (steel), i'm not sure of the model but it is a track bike. Is this possible? Are there kits out there? I already drilled holes for the brakes but I can't figure out the gears. Thanks!"

I emailed him that he probably will have to find someone to braze on a derailler hanger & that he'll have to cold-set the drops to fit a wider hub. Did I forget anything?
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He could just get an internally geared hub...
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I emailed him that he probably will have to find someone to braze on a derailler hanger & that he'll have to cold-set the drops to fit a wider hub. Did I forget anything?
Don't forget to tell him that he also has to braze on cable stops and bottle bosses.
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Don't forget to tell him that he also has to braze on cable stops and bottle bosses.
A Pinarello deserves better than that. Full housing and hose clamps, please.
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I emailed him that he probably will have to find someone to braze on a derailler hanger & that he'll have to cold-set the drops to fit a wider hub. Did I forget anything?
First of all, it might well be a serious post... considering the amount of JB Weld questions we see around here- as just one example.

Secondly- it is possible to fashion a deraileur hanger that fits over the axel, and is essentially bolted on. He could run a clamp on friction shifter, and use a clamp on cable guide for the housing noodle on the chainstay. He would only need some sort of cable guide under the BB shell. It would be ugly- but it could be done without too much butchery.

A hub could easily be respaced if he used some vintage parts- maybe ran a seven speed freewheel- or go even older. He'd need a road drive train, of course.

trouble is, with all those extra parts, it would be as easy to buy a yardsale bike.
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Hah, so say the people who don't blink about sawing the brazes ons off of classic road bikes, so that it looks "cleaner."
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Hah, so say the people who don't blink about sawing the brazes ons off of classic road bikes, so that it looks "cleaner."
He/she's got a point there.
but it still hurts.
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Hah, so say the people who don't blink about sawing the brazes ons off of classic road bikes, so that it looks "cleaner."
Thank you, I was just going to post something like that.

All this criticism coming from the same forum that brought you the guy who bought the Colnago Master roadbike and stripped the original Campagnolo group off of it to make a conversion.
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he wouldnt have to weld a hanger on, her could just get one from an old road bike-remember how they slid along the dropouts and was held in place by the axle and a little screw that also hooked into the dropouts. i see no reason why this wouldnt work with track ends
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He should get a Sorely Remultiplicator. Just bolt it on the outside of your track hub and voila!
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sad if it's true
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Someone should write a song about trolling to the tune of "Rawhide."

Trollin', trollin', trollin'...
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Some of the high-end tri and TT bikes (multispeed, obviusly) now have track ends to snuggle the tire right up against the steattube. They're bacially just a track-bike with gears and a deraileur hanging off 'em.

Considering people are paying thousands upon thousands for them, who's to say this guy has such a bad idea?

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