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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-25-07, 10:26 PM   #1
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Addicted...

Hello everyone. My name is Kurt and I'm an addict. I bought a Pista two days ago. I know it's not very original: but I'm lazy. I really like the "olive" color, and they had it in my size so I just couldn't resist. I replaced the pedals with some Primo Meat Tenderizers and that's all I've done to it so far. Since I got this thing, I've really only stopped riding to eat and go to work. In fact, I left work early to ride more. Sleep is a thing of the past. I've been stoked about new bikes before, but this is different. I've been riding all over town with no goal or destination. I practiced trackstands in the garage while it was raining. I can't think of anything else. It's going to get worse isn't it?
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Old 04-25-07, 10:41 PM   #2
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totally. sometimes i wake up in the middle of the night to just look at my bike
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Old 04-25-07, 10:41 PM   #3
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say good bye to all of your money/free time.
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Old 04-25-07, 10:43 PM   #4
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Even when I try to sleep, all I dream about is riding.
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Old 04-25-07, 11:10 PM   #5
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my bikes are in my bedroom i look at them as soon as I wake up
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Old 04-25-07, 11:11 PM   #6
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it's actually "celeste" green.

those platform pedals will be nice until they actually live up their name and tenderize your lower leg sometime.
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Old 04-25-07, 11:14 PM   #7
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it's actually "celeste" green.

those platform pedals will be nice until they actually live up their name and tenderize your lower leg sometime.
Pista is not "celeste", it's "gang green".
Nice color.
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Old 04-25-07, 11:16 PM   #8
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I have a Celeste Bianchi too. There's no mistaking that color for anything!!!
Do they actually call the color "Gang Green"? I love that band.
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Old 04-26-07, 12:08 AM   #9
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hey man- no shame in buying a pista- that's a sick bike. every other bike maker is scrambling right now to come up with something to counter it. if i didn't have my heart set on building up my old reynolds 531 trek, i woulda bought one... where's the pics????
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Old 04-26-07, 01:09 AM   #10
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Everyday I wake up my bike is outside my bedroom door. I say "good morning" to it each morning... then I pat the seat. Anyone else do weird things like this? It's a Langster btw... I friggin love it.
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Old 04-26-07, 01:13 AM   #11
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totally. sometimes i wake up in the middle of the night to just look at my bike
both mine and my girls bikes are on a rack in the bedroom. i just stare untill i fall asleep.


at my bike, not my girlfriend of course.
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Old 04-26-07, 04:45 AM   #12
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when i was building up current bike i would come home drunk/stoned and just stare at it.

when i come home stoned/drunk i stare at my current bike.

because i am at school more than having a life i spend obscene amounts of time online talking about bikes, looking at bikes and wishing i didnt come off like a stupid poser because i cant find time to ride.
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Old 04-26-07, 04:50 AM   #13
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Bikejunkies be proud!
It's just about the best fix!
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Old 04-26-07, 05:55 AM   #14
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you know its bad when you start wanting everyother bike and make a list of all of the parts and frames you want and calculate it out at work and school
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because i am at school more than having a life i spend obscene amounts of time online talking about bikes, looking at bikes and wishing i didnt come off like a stupid poser because i cant find time to ride.
+1 (except I'm often traveling, not at school)
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Old 04-26-07, 06:42 AM   #16
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I got a Pista a year and a half ago for the same reason as you, and I've had the same experience. Have fun checking craigslist and ebay every day for components you want.
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Have fun checking craigslist and ebay every day for components you want.
Just wait 'til you start checking in hopes of finding really good deals on stuff you don't need but buy anyway because it's 'too good to pass up.'
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Old 04-26-07, 08:52 AM   #18
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I apparently told my girlfriend "I love my bike" in my sleep one night. She was not so pleased with me....
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Old 04-26-07, 08:54 AM   #19
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I sleep next to my bikes so when I wake up in the middle of the night, I can caress them oh so gently.
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Old 04-26-07, 08:57 AM   #20
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When I'm railing my girlfriend I often call out the name of my bike....
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Old 04-26-07, 09:00 AM   #21
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^ do they both have handlebars

Sorry, couldn't resist
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I have a folder on my desktop that just lists spoke suppliers
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bikes = cocaine
fixed gear bikes = crack
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Old 04-27-07, 09:52 AM   #24
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It is an addiction. Just embrace and enjoy it, and come to peace with the fact that you will boggle the minds of non-cyclists.
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It is an addiction. Just embrace and enjoy it, and come to peace with the fact that you will boggle the minds of non-cyclists.
I still remember thinking $300 was a lot of money for a bike...
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