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    El Diablo 2Rodies's Avatar
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    So I got my Pista yesterday and I'm swapping out some parts and I'm offering them here before they go on ebay:

    All parts are BRAND NEW and have only been ridden about a 1/2 a block.

    WTB Seat Sliver/Black $25.00 + real shipping costs
    Bianchi 27.2mm seat post silver $10.00 + real shipping costs
    Conti Sport 1000 Tires 700x23 $20.00 + real shipping costs
    Deda/Bianchi Pista bars with black cork tape $20.00 + real shipping costs
    WTD Pedals SPD w/cleats never mounted $10.00 + real shipping costs
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    Some advice based on experience: hold onto those parts. You may want to sell the pista eventually and it will be a lot easier to sell as a complete bike than as a frame. It may be worth keeping the around just in case. I bought a pista, rode it for a couple months, hated the noisy drivetrain. I contemplated upgrading parts but decided in the end I didn't love the frame either. Sold the pista for exactly what I paid for it to someone who was looking for what I was looking for when I bought it: an inexpensive complete bike. Anyone smart enough to build their own bike probably won't be interested in the pista frame. That's just my sense, others may disagree!

    Of course, the fixed gear backlash in NYC seems to have begun in earnest. I have seen a lot more postings on craigslist offering fixies for sale latey. Or maybe they are people who tried it and decided they did not like it. Langsters, Pistas and Fujis seem to be popping up quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCpistarider
    Some advice based on experience: hold onto those parts. You may want to sell the pista eventually and it will be a lot easier to sell as a complete bike than as a frame. It may be worth keeping the around just in case. I bought a pista, rode it for a couple months, hated the noisy drivetrain. I contemplated upgrading parts but decided in the end I didn't love the frame either. Sold the pista for exactly what I paid for it to someone who was looking for what I was looking for when I bought it: an inexpensive complete bike. Anyone smart enough to build their own bike probably won't be interested in the pista frame. That's just my sense, others may disagree!

    Of course, the fixed gear backlash in NYC seems to have begun in earnest. I have seen a lot more postings on craigslist offering fixies for sale latey. Or maybe they are people who tried it and decided they did not like it. Langsters, Pistas and Fujis seem to be popping up quite a bit.
    Yeah I thought of that too but the reason I bought this bike is to haul around the kid in Burley. I got some Bullhorns and brakes and I ride SLR saddles so it's what I'm used too. I have sooooo many sets of pedals that I just don't need another set. The WTB saddle and bars I probably should hold onto cause they are "part" of the bike. If I don't get any bites on them here I'll keep em.

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