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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 09-11-07, 03:05 PM   #1
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omigodomigodomigod

Here's the dilemma:

1976 olympic-ridden Pogliaghi pista frameset in Team Canada paint

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pre 1968 Cinelli Pista full bike

Both in my size, both in really nice shape (the Pog is mint), both eminently affordable for someone with a decent job i.e. not me. What the heck am I gonna do?

Man, I wish I had more money.
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Neither if you're gonna ride it on the street and **** it up with botched lock jobs.
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What the heck am I gonna do?
well if they are 56-58cm in size you are going to PM me the contact info so i can do something
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well if they are 56-58cm in size you are going to PM me the contact info so i can do something
yeah, and pm me if they're in the 52cm-ish range.
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size?
I'll take the Pog in a 58. Go canada!
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Old 09-11-07, 03:53 PM   #6
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Neither if you're gonna ride it on the street and **** it up with botched lock jobs.
so I guess that's a no on risers and a front aerospoke.
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pog, if for nothing else than for the team paint. i seldom try to micromanage other people's builds, but please take care of it if it's in good shape.
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Old 09-11-07, 04:24 PM   #8
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pog, if for nothing else than for the team paint. i seldom try to micromanage other people's builds, but please take care of it if it's in good shape.
veloskin, definitely
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Old 09-11-07, 04:25 PM   #9
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I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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**** canada cinelli
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think about the geometry. the older, the looser.

that sounds dirty as hell, but whatever. it's true.
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Old 09-11-07, 04:39 PM   #14
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eff it. I'll probably just get them both, ruin my mariiage, and sleep in my huge cold bed with lots and lots of bikes.
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eff it. I'll probably just get them both, ruin my mariiage, and sleep in my huge cold bed with lots and lots of bikes.
Or you could do all that, sell the bed, and then sleep on the floor with EVEN MORE bikes!

i hope my wife doesn't read this

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Old 09-11-07, 04:50 PM   #16
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yeah....duh.
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You know, you could buy both and flip one of them once you decide. While you sit here thinking about it and asking strangers on the internets somebody a little more decisive is probably buying them. "Buy now, think later" when the item can be sold for a profit without too much trouble. That's why I got the IRO group buy frame without knowing if I would be able to afford to build it.
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think about the geometry. the older, the looser.

that sounds dirty as hell, but whatever. it's true.
i thought about my highschool geometry teacher. she wasn't young.

anyway, i like the 'buy now think later' mentality. you could probably sell without too much of a problem if you had too.
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this thread needs pictures! (NOTE: not of you in bed with your bikes)
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well i love cinelli
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Bikes are kind of lousy as an investment if you actually ride them, but that said... Cinelli
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think about the geometry. the older, the looser.

that sounds dirty as hell, but whatever. it's true.

I don't think so
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Being Canadian, I'm kinda partial to the team Canada rig, but this is tough call. I wish I had these kinda problems instead of my regular ones.
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pogliaghi.

just cause i like 'em.
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Another Canuck chiming in with "Get the Pog!".

If it doesn't work out, feel free to PM me the deets, I've been looking for something nice in steel
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