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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 07-28-08, 09:46 AM   #1
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Just finished it up (Pics)

This past weekend I finally finished building up this Pista. I wanted to something simple and clean and ended up with this. The tires were a nightmare to get on but overall it was fun to source the parts and build this thing up. It's nice and light and rides great. Can't wait to take it to the track this weekend. Anyway, just wanted to share some photos with you guys.







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best lookin pista i ever saw
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really classy looking bike
i love the fork especially
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Old 07-28-08, 09:53 AM   #6
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i love the fork especially
Thanks man. The fork is my favorite part as well. The rake is a little bigger than the stock fork which changed the handling a bit but it did eliminate toe overlap which is nice.
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ooh, color coordinated mediocrity. how clever.
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I see you got the veloflex tires. What pedals? Are they Italian?
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Thanks man. The fork is my favorite part as well. The rake is a little bigger than the stock fork which changed the handling a bit but it did eliminate toe overlap which is nice.
is this a track specific bike? the skinwall tires work very well
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Hahah, no the pedals aren't italian. Couldn't find any SPD style pedals from an italian company. Oh well, the Ritcheys are great.

The Veloflex are great but are a PITA to install. My hands are still swollen.
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is this a track specific bike? the skinwall tires work very well
Track and street. It's my only bike. I'll slap a brake on when I cruise around on the streets.
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Hahah, no the pedals aren't italian. Couldn't find any SPD style pedals from an italian company. Oh well, the Ritcheys are great.

The Veloflex are great but are a PITA to install. My hands are still swollen.
See I go for where it hurts. I know about the veloflex installs... can't use tools and it's a tight tight fit.
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i am starting to see more singlespeed/fg enthusiasts in my city but it seems more people use the freewheel side but still a lot of simple machines around which is nice to see, the bianchi is one i see around a lot

the fork that comes on the pista is not my favorite glad you have that cinelli on there...no uni frowns please
wish there was a track around here so i could ride my steamroller on it...
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It looks like the bike Angels would ride. 8)
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See I go for where it hurts. I know about the veloflex installs... can't use tools and it's a tight tight fit.
I can take a nice kick in the jewels.

I actually had to use Pedro levers. It was pretty much impossible to install them onto these rims by hand. My LBS even told me they couldn't do it. After hours of prying them on with the levers I was able to get them on. I punctured 3 tubes in the process. The good thing is, they were easier to remove and install the second time around.
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that fork is boneworthy.

lovely cranks too.
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thats a nice looking bike!
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Thanks.
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I can take a nice kick in the jewels.

I actually had to use Pedro levers. It was pretty much impossible to install them onto these rims by hand. My LBS even told me they couldn't do it. After hours of prying them on with the levers I was able to get them on. I punctured 3 tubes in the process. The good thing is, they were easier to remove and install the second time around.
and you're going to ride this in the street?

you realize that flats do occur, right?
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No I never realized that! I thought tubes were puncture resistant! Thanks for the heads-up!

Like I already stated in the post that you quoted, the tires get easier and easier to install each time. I had to remove them a few times because I punctured the tubes and each time it took me only a few minutes to get them on and off with the levers.
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Yep, it's handmade and those tires stretch, like tubular tires do.
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boring pista is boring
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Very classy bike.
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the cinelli fork, stem, and bars look great. the headtube badge is serious business.
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