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    With which bike do I part?

    I am going to be purchasing my first roadbike shortly. Seeing as I already have 3 other bikes, "the boss" is making me lose one of them. I have a GF mountain bike, a 2005 Binchi Pista and a 07 IRO SE. I should probably part ways with one of my fixed gears, but I can't decide which one. Its like back in high school when you dated two chicks at once and they oth found out about each other and you had to choose one.

    I made significant mods to both. The Pista has velocity deep V's, bullhorns, a TT brake lever, 105 front brake, brooks saddle----its my "main bike"---i probably put 100 miles on it a week. The IRO I love because aside from the headseat and BB, I assembled the rest of the bike myself and have to purchase one piece each month. The IRO has velocity aeros, pista drop bars, a Brooks special saddle, sugino xd cranks. The Pista is a tad big for my liking, but the IRO is a tad small. I have the IRO geared lower and use it for commuting. I have toyed with the idea of putting thicker tires on the IRO and a mustasche bar and fenders and using it kinda as a cross/pea graval/fire road steed.

    In short, I have emotional attachments to both bikes. The Pista has been my constant companion for 3 years and has endured 2 metric centuries and regular use. The IRO is my "baby"--its my leisurly ride, tool around town, go out with the girlfriend bike. Aside from the paint chipping whenever I look at it, i love it because I waited so long for all the parts to arrive and spent a good deal of time putting it together.

    So which one to sell/trade? I am facing an existential crisis here!

    If it matters, the new roadbike will be mostly for long weekend rides/charity events/group rides.

    Please help!

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    i say stick with the PISTA. sounds like you have a lot of history on it and ride it a lot harder than the iro. if you're getting a road bike for leisurely weekends, it'll essentially replace the iro.

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    I vote keeping the Pista as well.

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    If I jettision the IRO, I probably will want to strip the parts and just try and offload the frame. It has handmade Velocity areos laced to silver formula high flanged hubs, a nice cane creek headset, pista drop bars, nice sugino crankset.----I like this bike because it just rides SOOOO smooth.---although

    I don't know how much I could get for just the frame though

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    Talk to me if you sell that frame broseph

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    solution: quit being a little b1tch. your money, your bikes-- keep them all. tell "the boss" to eat a dick.

    ed-- better solution: sell both of the crappy fg and buy one decent fg. this way you both win.
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyouthxattakx View Post
    Talk to me if you sell that frame broseph
    How do you even know what size it is?

    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    solution: quit being a little b1tch. your money, your bikes-- keep them all. tell "the boss" to eat a dick.

    ed-- better solution: sell both of the crappy fg and buy one decent fg. this way you both win.
    Nice to see that you're still an idiot.
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    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    And to SB, I'd save the Pista on size alone. I've always found that it's more comfortable to ride a bike that's a shade big, rather than a bike that's a shade small.

    A good solution is to sell the IRO to a friend who will treat it well. Then you get to watch it evolve.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    How do you even know what size it is?



    Nice to see that you're still an idiot.

    I don't know what size it is. Hence the talk to me part.

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    combine your FG's with your favorite parts of both bikes, sell what you got left as the "other" bike
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    sell the mountain bike. you didnt bother to tell us anything about it so it cant be that special.

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