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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 06-27-07, 12:55 PM   #1
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pista concept for street?

hey, im looking to get my first fixie for commuting/street riding and was wondering what you guys thought of the pista concept?
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Old 06-27-07, 12:56 PM   #2
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It is a terrible bike dont buy one what ever you do
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Old 06-27-07, 01:01 PM   #3
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It is a terrible bike dont buy one what ever you do
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Old 06-27-07, 01:02 PM   #4
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I don't own one but would think a stiff aluminum track bike would be slightly unpleasant for commuting. That said, quite a few people out there ride them so they can't be that bad.
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Old 06-27-07, 01:05 PM   #5
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Im kidding, if someone is seriously considering spending that much money just to buy the Concept, does he really need our okay to buy it and to ride it on the street, I mean honestly 99% of the people that ride them have them for cool points
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Old 06-27-07, 01:15 PM   #6
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here it is, i thought it was a good price...
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Old 06-27-07, 01:16 PM   #7
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Oh yeah, that is a pretty good deal
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Old 06-27-07, 01:17 PM   #8
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Seems like a great deal to me... A little too good.
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Id like to have one.
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Old 06-27-07, 01:40 PM   #10
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If you're considering this for you FIRST street fixed gear, it may be a little much. For recomendations, check that sticky thread.
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Old 06-27-07, 02:13 PM   #11
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If you have the $$$ for it, I'd say it looks pretty good
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Old 06-27-07, 02:16 PM   #12
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I have one and it is rad on the street!
fun as hell!
I also have a couple of steel bike and hard to tell the difference these people are just very sensitive and need to be coddled.
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Why not, if you're considering it you're obviosly not looking for a comfy touring bike so it'll probably do you well.

Buy it and ride it into the ground
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I have one and it is rad on the street!
fun as hell!
I also have a couple of steel bike and hard to tell the difference these people are just very sensitive and need to be coddled.
it's probably an unfair assertion but i'm basing my opinion on aluminum on a rental road bike (trek 2100) i had on vacation for a few days. i could tell the difference, there was a 'dead' feel as opposed to steel's liveliness, and it didn't handle the bumps or gravel very well. there could be other reasons for this as well though, such as the wheel set. not saying this means the pista concept rides like that bike, i'm sure i'd enjoy the concept better because of the geo. just sayin.
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Old 06-27-07, 02:59 PM   #15
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The same bike with a different description is listed in the philly CL.
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it's probably an unfair assertion but i'm basing my opinion on aluminum on a rental road bike (trek 2100) i had on vacation for a few days. i could tell the difference, there was a 'dead' feel as opposed to steel's liveliness, and it didn't handle the bumps or gravel very well. there could be other reasons for this as well though, such as the wheel set. not saying this means the pista concept rides like that bike, i'm sure i'd enjoy the concept better because of the geo. just sayin.
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Old 06-27-07, 03:39 PM   #17
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it's probably an unfair assertion but i'm basing my opinion on aluminum on a rental road bike (trek 2100) i had on vacation for a few days. i could tell the difference, there was a 'dead' feel as opposed to steel's liveliness, and it didn't handle the bumps or gravel very well. there could be other reasons for this as well though, such as the wheel set. not saying this means the pista concept rides like that bike, i'm sure i'd enjoy the concept better because of the geo. just sayin.
mostly I still want to know how you know about the Pog that I solds repaired BB
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The same bike with a different description is listed in the philly CL.
No it isnt. That is the DC ad and its the same ad.
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Old 06-27-07, 03:56 PM   #19
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I ride a fuji pro on the street. aluminum feels fine. it feels light and stiff.
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Man, you know absolutely nothing, but you keep talking. It's great.
LOL. thanks for jumpin in there, I was about to do the link to sheldon-brown-it-makes-no-difference-in-ride page.
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They are really great bikes. Everyone that I have heard that has one, rides it on teh street and loves it. A friend of mine totalled his though, so that stinks. but the bike is a favorite for many people.
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id buy that concept in a second if it were closer. do it.
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mostly I still want to know how you know about the Pog that I solds repaired BB
yeah, you sent me that pm months ago right? i think you got the wrong guy because i don't know a thing of it.
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wow, spend a little too much time on the internet?
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I gonna have to back up andre on this one if i ride a real long time on my concept I am a little more fatigued than when I ride my bridgestone the same distance. but you should have already bought that concept by now anyway.
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