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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 11-24-07, 10:33 PM   #1
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Can my LBS order a Pista?

I'm wondering if they can order it in for me. Also does it come with a flip-flop hub? And how much is a front brake?
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Old 11-24-07, 10:38 PM   #2
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ask them? ask them? ask them?
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Old 11-24-07, 10:41 PM   #3
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Pista the Bianchi Pista? I don't know about your LBS, but I can answer other questions. By default, at least for US market, it doesn't come with flip-flop hub, just fixed. I know those for Japanese market come with flip-flop and brakes though.

Price really depends what grade of brake you want. You can get cheap (tektro) caliper and lever under $50.
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No, your local bike shop doesn't sell fixies.
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Old 11-24-07, 10:52 PM   #7
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No, your local bike shop doesn't sell fixies.
They can turn my bike into a fixie for $60. I don't remember fixies there. Another LBS has a rare fixie.

Are BMX pedals ok for a fixie?
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Serious answer? Ask them. If they sell Bianchi stuff, they most likely can.

I'd give you a non-serious answer, but I'm almost out of LOLcats and need to conserve them for riser threads.
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Old 11-24-07, 10:55 PM   #9
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wow this one is too good. Props for being somewhat gentle thus far. I was expecting it to be a bloodbath.
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Are BMX pedals ok for a fixie?
Nope. Unless you wanna commit suicide. You want to get either pedals with clips and straps or clipless pedals.
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They can turn my bike into a fixie for $60. I don't remember fixies there. Another LBS has a rare fixie.

Are BMX pedals ok for a fixie?

ok, you're ****ing wtih us now.

if not, just make sure you can put some clips and straps on them...
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Nope. Unless you wanna commit suicide. You want to get either pedals with clips and straps or clipless pedals.
The fixie my LBS let me ride had BMX pedals and a tektro brake, whats the problem with BMX pedals?
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say your goin really fast and your foot slips off the pedal... its gonna come around and smack you in the calf, possibly chucking you off the bike.

Also, its good to learn to stop your fixed gear using your feet. This is twice as hard without anything holding your foot onto the pedal.
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Old 11-24-07, 11:07 PM   #14
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Can you do a catwalk/wheelie on a Fixie?
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you can if you can.
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Serious answer? but I'm almost out of LOLcats and need to conserve them for riser threads.
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^oh ****, i've been sitting here SO long switching between BF and last minute paper writing, that this actually made me laugh. Goodnight folks
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They can turn my bike into a fixie for $60. I don't remember fixies there. Another LBS has a rare fixie.

Are BMX pedals ok for a fixie?
i thought this was a joke post until i read who it was by
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Where have you been? I thought you'd been eaten by a cougar or something.
Me or her?
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Old 11-24-07, 11:31 PM   #22
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i thought this was a joke post until i read who it was by
Whats that supposed to mean? The first fixie I rode had CrankBrothers 50/50 pedals on it.
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I lol'd, and have removed that since then.

EDIT: My rear suspension looks cool.

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The first fixie I rode had CrankBrothers 50/50 pedals on it.
Ummm...just make sure that was your first and last time
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