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    Time to change the pista?

    2 questions for pista owners:

    1) Has anyone stripped the paint from a celeste Pista? what is underneath? (pics? a link?)
    furthermore, what is underneath the paint on the fork
    2) Anyone have a good source for a straight blade steel fork (for cheap?), 1" threadless of course. bikecult has one but it is threaded.

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    you can get a threaded fork that's longer than you need it to be, and when you trim it to as long as it should be, voila! threadless.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    I have a steel fork, but its not straight bladed. I'd be willing to get rid of it for cheap if you're interested.

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    I haz steel fork.

    Edit: If you actually have a celeste Pista, don't strip the paint.
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    it sounds like a jet engine behind you supposively

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    Post a pic of the bike.

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    I hope you have the gang green pista and not a celeste. If you strip a celeste pista I'll personally come over there and swiftly kick you in the ass.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    wait.... wut
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    If you strip a celeste pista, you're a ****ing ******* and you should be sodomized with a jackhammer.

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    Wow! I thought I was being harsh.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    ok, edit, it is not a celeste pista, it is a gang green pista, I stand corrected (even my wife said she knew it was gang green).

    no sodimization will be necessary (but thanks for the offer).

    sneaky viking is your fork a straight blade? I am looking for a straight bladed fork (in new york city).



    lets try this again:

    has anyone stripped the paint from a GANG GREEN pista? etc...

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    wait.... wut
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    Oooooh. OK. Well, in that case, do as you will, but Gang Green is still a sought after color. Couldn't you just find a chrome pista to do it to?

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    whats underneath the paint? candy and unicorns, thats whats under the paint.
    “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark,
    When work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having,
    Just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road,
    Without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
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    no, i was just being an *******.
    Quote Originally Posted by coppertop4646 View Post
    it sounds like a jet engine behind you supposively

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    Steel is under the paint. It will not become magically chrome...

    Your wife had to tell you, sad.

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    time to make the donuts!
    "Keep a positive attitude... Ignore the horror of it all!"

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    the barbarian xdrmusclex's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmstephenson View Post
    Steel is under the paint. It will not become magically chrome...

    Your wife had to tell you, sad.
    1) first, I thought it was hot that my wife knew more than I did

    2) where there are paint chips on the frame, it looks as though the frame is chromed (have you ever seen one...nope, because you recently posted about buying a pista that was way overpriced on the ebay/craigslist thread) the fork does not look as though it is chromed

    Ok, so I guess i will not strip the bike, I am thinking about stripping the fork because I dont like the unicrown look anyway and I will probably change it out soon anyway.

    Anybody know where to buy gang green touch up paint? (maybe an autoparts store?)

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    I keep thinking your name is Dr.
    Quote Originally Posted by coppertop4646 View Post
    it sounds like a jet engine behind you supposively

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