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Old 10-14-10, 08:20 PM   #1
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My Super Pista almost done

Im sure to catch slack for runnning a front brake but I dont feel safe enough yet to run without one...

Im still waiting on my saddle but hope to get it soon, I just wanted to take a chance to thank everyone that was kind enough to share their opinion and knowledge on how to preform a build.

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Old 10-14-10, 08:21 PM   #2
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This bike doesn't deserve such a ghetto brake.
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Im sure to catch slack for runnning a front brake
No, but maybe for the way you set up the lever
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Old 10-14-10, 08:24 PM   #4
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I am planning on changing that to another brake lever, I just dont have one on hand and really want to take the bike out tommorow.

But yes, that lever is going as soon as I get a new one, and on the deda bars were to thich to clamp the break closer to the stem, any ideas on how to do that?
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just photoshop a saddle on and pretend next time. worthless.
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Chances are your Cross-Lever is for a 26mm or 25.4mm OD Bar, and what you have there is a 31.8mm OD bar.. So to solve the problem.. Either trade out or sell and sell and buy a 31.8mm Cross-Lever.
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Old 10-14-10, 08:31 PM   #7
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Chances are your Cross-Lever is for a 26mm or 25.4mm OD Bar, and what you have there is a 31.8mm OD bar.. So to solve the problem.. Either trade out or sell and sell and buy a 31.8mm Cross-Lever.
Awesome, just ordered some 31.8 crosslever set from universalcycles.com, should be alot better.

Thanks for the help!
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Why would you ever think that.. ?
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I'm happy to see a brake there, but yeah... that lever setup is pretty awful.

Looks awesome otherwise. I really like the celeste colored tires. Needs a saddle! haha
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too much celeste... needs black tape and black tires...
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What about a TT brake lever?
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Better get a mechanic to look at that bullhorn cyst for you; it might be malignant in this case.

On another note; I would've gone with celeste michelin pro 3 race tires.
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This bike deserves to go to the track, and does not deserve the ugly cockpit.

I like the celeste tires but the tape is really too much for me...also, as much as I love bullhorns, this needs a set of drops.
Overall, you have a very track-worthy build right there.

Pro 3 is a race tire, it will wear extremely fast if used daily on pavement. I had a chance to use a set of nice wheel with Pro 3 Race recently, it was easily the bestestestest tires I've ever used...so so so grippy when cornering, sticks reaaally well in wet and roll extreemely well. If you could afford it, it would probably the greatest upgrade you could imagine.
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Pro 3 is a race tire, it will wear extremely fast if used daily on pavement. I had a chance to use a set of nice wheel with Pro 3 Race recently, it was easily the bestestestest tires I've ever used...so so so grippy when cornering, sticks reaaally well in wet and roll extreemely well. If you could afford it, it would probably the greatest upgrade you could imagine.
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And 1+1=2.
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I think it looks really good. Front brake and all. My only complaint would be the H+Sons rims and the position on the brake lever.
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1. really dude? that's the best solution you have for the brake lever, even temporarily?
2. bye bye, front rim paint. they have machined h+sons, you know.
3. drop bullhorns and positive rise stem?
4. line up the valve stems with the tire labels. you almost got the rear tire right.
5. learn how to wrap bars without using that white tape.
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3. drop bullhorns and positive rise stem?
what's the problem
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What about a TT brake lever?

You can run a cross lever like that as well... OP just needs to flip the lever and move it to the end of the bar, then wrap over the cable.
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i didn't even realize you had a saddle at the bottom of the picture attached to another bike.

god, if you had just thrown THAT saddle on as a joke this thread would have been 2059507x more entertaining. oh wait, your saddle probably is celeste, too. well, god forbid you put something on that bike that isn't celeste. when do the cranks and wheels get dropped off at the powdercoater?
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This bike deserves to go to the track, and does not deserve the ugly cockpit.

I like the celeste tires but the tape is really too much for me...also, as much as I love bullhorns, this needs a set of drops.
Overall, you have a very track-worthy build right there.

Pro 3 is a race tire, it will wear extremely fast if used daily on pavement. I had a chance to use a set of nice wheel with Pro 3 Race recently, it was easily the bestestestest tires I've ever used...so so so grippy when cornering, sticks reaaally well in wet and roll extreemely well. If you could afford it, it would probably the greatest upgrade you could imagine.
How are the Pro 3 on puncture resistance?
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I agree that there is too much celeste on this thing. Why does everyone always get so matchy matchy?

Also, why must EVERYONE put black components on celeste concept/SP frames? It's getting a bit pedestrian. Chadbrochill had a celeste pista concept w/ silver components (shamal wheels) that looked really good, IMO.
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what's the problem
that you're okay with that.
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anything is better than matchy match. black is just the go to. silver does look great and with some exceptions, particular anodized colors can look great with celeste. seen a few concepts with purple hubs that i went gaga over.
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4. line up the valve stems with the tire labels. you almost got the rear tire right.
Who cares about that?
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