Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-03-10, 02:11 PM   #1
hard4bikes
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
someone buy this on the cheap...i would but its a 53.

(link removed)

i bet he would take 200 cash..

Last edited by Scrodzilla; 10-04-10 at 08:30 AM. Reason: nice try
hard4bikes is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 02:17 PM   #2
Pooptet
Senior Member
 
Pooptet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North California
Bikes: Windosr Clockwork
Posts: 299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ew, bright orange fork
Pooptet is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 02:47 PM   #3
StOCK
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Terrible fork.
StOCK is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 03:08 PM   #4
PHR3AK
quoten fixer
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle/Berlin
Bikes:
Posts: 208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
think a new kilo frame is the better idea
PHR3AK is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 03:13 PM   #5
dansjustchillin
Retrograde Customs
 
dansjustchillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fremont, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PHR3AK View Post
think a new kilo frame is the better idea
Agreed.
dansjustchillin is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 03:24 PM   #6
polobreaka
Senior Member
 
polobreaka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Bikes: Leader 722ts
Posts: 281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
really? is the pista really that bad?

since this is on the same topic, i have a 51cm chrome pista, the dude i bought it from painted flat black. i stripped off the paint hoping i could salvage the chrome, but it got sanded. its not deep scratches, some areas are still chrome. the fork was not sanded and still chrome. i want to sell it for $200 with cane creek headset, is that ok?

i know the stickers are clear coated over, is the whole chrome frame clear coated or just the sticker section?
polobreaka is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 03:30 PM   #7
dansjustchillin
Retrograde Customs
 
dansjustchillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fremont, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think a lot of people buy pistas cuz they say bianchi on them IMO.
dansjustchillin is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 04:17 PM   #8
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
I wouldn't want it if it was free.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 04:51 PM   #9
avner
Fueled by Tigers Blood
 
avner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Echo Park, California
Bikes:
Posts: 1,496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
everytime I see a pista I see another soul who bougt it cause they thought it was cool. No offense, though personally I think pistas are ugly.
avner is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 04:56 PM   #10
xkillemallx16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: im, hungary
Bikes:
Posts: 1,983
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
unicrown fork on chrome frame = not so great imo. the blue pista looks fine
xkillemallx16 is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 05:08 PM   #11
norskagent
car dodger
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Bikes:
Posts: 3,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
non-original fork = red flag.
__________________
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
norskagent is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 05:40 PM   #12
Triple8Sol
manonthemoon
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes: Current custom builds: FG=KHS Flite 100 DH=Transition Blindside FR=Transition Bottlerocket
Posts: 748
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's not a great deal either. I see complete Pistas going for $400-500 all the time.
Triple8Sol is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 06:54 PM   #13
dansjustchillin
Retrograde Customs
 
dansjustchillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fremont, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
That's not a great deal either. I see complete Pistas going for $400-500 all the time.
All the time.
dansjustchillin is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 08:39 PM   #14
polobreaka
Senior Member
 
polobreaka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Bikes: Leader 722ts
Posts: 281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
so exactly why this frame is bad? because it doesnt look good?
polobreaka is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 09:59 PM   #15
NinetiesKid
Senior Member
 
NinetiesKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Atlanta
Bikes:
Posts: 330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by polobreaka View Post
so exactly why this frame is bad? because it doesnt look good?
is there any other criteria to judge a frame by?
NinetiesKid is offline  
Old 10-04-10, 12:17 AM   #16
polobreaka
Senior Member
 
polobreaka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Bikes: Leader 722ts
Posts: 281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by NinetiesKid View Post
is there any other criteria to judge a frame by?
yea - material, built quality, geometry
polobreaka is offline  
Old 10-04-10, 07:17 AM   #17
soyboy
Senior Member
 
soyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: brooklyn
Bikes: raleigh gran prix converted to fixed
Posts: 941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
and the swapped out(but not upgraded) fork leads us to believe that it could have been in a head on collision
soyboy is offline  
Old 10-04-10, 07:37 AM   #18
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
and they've been known to crack at the welds around the seat cluster.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline  
Old 10-04-10, 08:14 AM   #19
NinetiesKid
Senior Member
 
NinetiesKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Atlanta
Bikes:
Posts: 330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by polobreaka View Post
yea - material, built quality, geometry
oic, thx!
NinetiesKid is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:25 AM.