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Old 03-21-11, 08:33 AM   #1
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Good Bye Super Pista, Hello EAI Bareknuckle

So I sold my Super Pista Frame as it was a tad bit small for my tastes. So now I have some cash in hand looking for a new frameset. I really like the Super Pista and might just go with the same frame properly fitted, but i've also been looking into Masi Frames like the Fixed Ultimate or perhaps the Pista Dalmine (although just want a frame not a complete build).

Can anyone recommend some other frames in or around the $600-700 range?


I'm trying to use most of the components from my previous build but would be down to sell them if need be:


Nitto Seat Post
San Marco Seat
Deda Pista drops
Thompson Elite Stem
Nitto ADB-X Alloy Track Handlebars

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what size thomson stem?


oh and you are like 50 bucks away from a bob jackson
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...I haven't seen a Masi Coltello in a while.
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...I haven't seen a Masi Coltello in a while.
man, a tad more than I wanted to spend but what a beautiful frame. I completely glossed over it when looking at the Masi site. I'd be more afraid to leave this locked up then I was with the Bianchi. This certainly makes the short list, thanks.
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Now go hunt down what you really wish you had instead of the super pista, a celeste concept.
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so yah about the thomson stem you are looking to sell.....
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so yah about the thomson stem you are looking to sell.....

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Now go hunt down what you really wish you had instead of the super pista, a celeste concept.

tempting however I enjoy the option of a front brake as I have no health insurance. Plus how could I tell my bike apart from all the other Pista Concepts in Brooklyn?
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I say go NJS! But thats just me. But realistically I would say it would be determined on your riding style and function
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sent you a PM, I'm in brooklyn and have a brand new 2011 masi coltello for sale
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Isnt the masi just a rebrand of the fuji track?
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just buy yourself a Kilo.
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why a Kilo?
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soma van ness?

not strict track specific geom but the chrome lugs are puurty


maybe cinelli gazzetta?
dodici?
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I love those Soma frames. The Rush is also really good-looking and affordable.
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-think-of-this

this should interest you being in NY
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dodici?[/QUOTE]

i was really looking into the dodici special frame but the fork isn't drilled for a brake, thus made it less of an option.
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[1.]tempting however I enjoy the option of a front brake as I have no health insurance. [2.]Plus how could I tell my bike apart from all the other Pista Concepts in Brooklyn?
1. swap concept fork for a super pista fork with predrilled brake hole
2. run disc wheels brah~
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you should really just get the colnago dream pista then we can talk about you wanting to be unique (aside from angelo)

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Can anyone recommend some other frames in or around the $600-700 range?

I'm trying to use most of the components from my previous build but would be down to sell them if need be:

B43 Velocity Wheelset w/ All City Hubs
Sell your boat anchor wheels and get something more reasonable. Why bother with a nice frame when each wheel weighs more than it?
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1. swap concept fork for a super pista fork with predrilled brake hole
when i bought my friend's concept it came with a super pista fork instead (he traded with someone) which was actually really cool....the frame is going to be for actual track riding (albeit only 1nce a month) but i definitely will be riding it around on roads.

also, another super pista in the right size isn't a bad idea...just get the opposite color for kicks
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Wabi or Traitor? Both have nice steel. Wabi offers custom paint. I ordered a Bob Jackson and the wait is killing me.
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Why bother with a nice frame when each wheel weighs more than it?
street cred brah, op lives in Brooklyn, you live in Wisconsin.
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ooo yah traitor ringleaders are nice. i have one.


nice dropouts. sick headbadge ;p
the new frames are even nicer than this one (last year). even nicer welding, interesting seatpost collar...



plus they were super nice. talked to one of them over the phone about bikes, bothered him with questions a ton and was super cool.
my frame i won off a charity auction. they donated the frame to the charity to sell. got a really good deal on the frame and needed a fork so bought from them.

no im not a shill lol...

oh and there is Brother cycles....Viking...
http://www.brothercycles.com/store
http://vikingcycles.com/store.php
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That's my suggestion.
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