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Old 06-23-09, 12:27 PM   #1
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Pista Porn

I did some upgrades recently and snapped some photos of my Pista. I was able to find the hard-to-find Cinelli track bars and stem. I also stumbled upon and brand new Selle Italia Alpine saddle that I've never seen before. Overall I'm digging the build. Want to move to clips next and then I'm thinking about a Campy crank. Can't wait to take it to the track. Anyway, thought you folks might appreciate some pics.





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Old 06-23-09, 12:31 PM   #2
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that is sex! ^___^ always nice to see sexy chrome pistas!
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Old 06-23-09, 12:34 PM   #3
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already a bike porn and pista photo thread....jus sayin.
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Old 06-23-09, 12:42 PM   #4
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I know but in the Bike Porn thread you're not suppose to post your own bike and I thought the Pista thread was only for Pista Concepts. In the end, who cares. It's a forum.
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here's my ~'83 pista (again) - same cinelli bars, ambrosio stem, turbo saddle, campy parts:
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Old 06-23-09, 12:59 PM   #6
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now that is some pista porn. OP's is "meh"
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I didn't mean to steal his thunder - I just thought it was cool he posted up his modern pista w/ similar saddle (color), bars and grips.
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Pista porn sounds like a crazy fetish. I like it.
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Time bandit is upset with your pista build OP.

I'm loving that saddle.
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here's my ~'83 pista (again) - same cinelli bars, ambrosio stem, turbo saddle, campy parts:
That is gorgeous! I love that frame. If I ever stumble upon one I'm definitely grabbing it. Well done.
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to op

i really like your build. withe the gum wall tires, cinelli fork (looks great!) and white parts. definately need an all silver crank though.

also this is the first chrome pista ive really noticed looks better with the decals than stripping them off
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I like the white fork. Is it the stock fork painted, or is it something else?

I think the black chainring is ok. You don't want your bike to be too shiny.

What tires are you using?
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The fork is a Cinelli SuperCorsa and the tires are Veloflex Pave.
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How much do those Cinelli track bars go for?
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on 1st bike why did you convert to threaded? and what new fork is that?
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op should remove a link from his chain.
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How much do those Cinelli track bars go for?
I got the bars and stem together on eBay for $90.
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on 1st bike why did you convert to threaded? and what new fork is that?
I prefer the look of a quill stem and the fork is a Cinelli SuperCorsa.
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op should remove a link from his chain.
Yeah I could but I just really need to pull the rear wheel tight.
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I'm really diggin that fork. Looks perfect!
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Why are you going to switch from SPD's to clips and straps?
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here's my ~'83 pista (again) - same cinelli bars, ambrosio stem, turbo saddle, campy parts:
So jealous, I have the road version from the same year. I would love to find one of these to match.
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Why are you going to switch from SPD's to clips and straps?
I'm riding to work so I'd like to just wear my regular sneakers and not have to carry around a second pair of shoes. Makes it easier.
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Yeah I could but I just really need to pull the rear wheel tight.
True, but if you remove a link and slide the wheel forward, it will be closer to the seat tube and make for a cleaner look, at least in my opinion.
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True, but if you remove a link and slide the wheel forward, it will be closer to the seat tube and make for a cleaner look, at least in my opinion.
I agree and I've been thinking about doing it.
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