Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Just Do It ! VeganRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    United States
    My Bikes
    Litespeed Ti, Trek Carbon.
    Posts
    852
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Finally getting my first fixed gear bike; I cant believe they have one, and its even my size! An '05, winter deal for 500 bucks. Ever since last summer ridding one for an hour left me with weird urge every time I think back on it. The guys in the bike club tell me I have a death wish, look at me like Im crazy and tell me I'm nuts; what's wrong with track bikes? I need advice anyhow. Online they say the bars it comes with are no good for city ridding, true? what would you guys suggest? and anything else that would improve the bike too. thanks.....
    Last edited by VeganRider; 01-24-05 at 08:05 PM.

  2. #2
    72 & Sunny adamkell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    My Bikes
    '93 Yamaguchi Pursuit track bike, Alan Super Record
    Posts
    1,103
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i went with my friend just today to pick up his Pista. They're awfully slick for the price. I'm not sure why the bars wouldn't be good for city riding, unless you were planning on staying in the drops and keeping your head down...they were regular pista-style bars but felt short, like some had hacked off an inch or two from the ends.

    Anyway, congrats. Search the forum for others' opinions and advice from other Pista owners.

  3. #3
    Senior Member geekylucas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    68
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, they're damn sexy. And quite cheap!

    Almost makes me think twice about building my own.

    Does the front fork have a hole in it for a brake caliper?


  4. #4
    72 & Sunny adamkell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    My Bikes
    '93 Yamaguchi Pursuit track bike, Alan Super Record
    Posts
    1,103
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yea, there's a front brake hole.

  5. #5
    Just Do It ! VeganRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    United States
    My Bikes
    Litespeed Ti, Trek Carbon.
    Posts
    852
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the reply. can you tell me the reason someone buys bullhorn bars? I look at them and they seem interesting, like they could be comfortable but not sure how taking turns would be with them.

  6. #6
    Member climbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Australia
    My Bikes
    a few
    Posts
    2,404
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    don't listen to the guys in your "club", they have obviously never ridden a track bike. Have fun, learn how to ride it in a closed area first, then hit the road/track whatever you like.

    Riding with bullhorns is not that hard, it's very comfortable, just don't have drops to get in to.

  7. #7
    72 & Sunny adamkell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    My Bikes
    '93 Yamaguchi Pursuit track bike, Alan Super Record
    Posts
    1,103
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    bullhorns are nice for leverage during skids but I ride track bars for aesthetic reasons and because I like grabbing the drops during sprints.

  8. #8
    Senior Member etchr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    brooklyn
    Posts
    216
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like the bullhorn style for climbing.
    love delights to give.

  9. #9
    contrarian lala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    CO Springs
    My Bikes
    80's ross road bike/commuter, 80's team miyata, 90's haro mtb xtracycle conversion, koga mitaya world traveler
    Posts
    2,848
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like riding on the flats of the bars and on the hoods of my geared bike. That's why I like bullhorns on my pista. Track bars have flats to speak of.
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

  10. #10
    King of the Hipsters
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bend, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    2,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks to the advice I have received on this forum, I have found a Bianchi dealer here in my community, and I plan to get Pista with my Income Tax Refund.
    I intend to put a front brake on it and bullhorns.
    I ride in traffic and, for me, flat bars with bar ends, or bullhorns (same thing) give me the best acceleration and climbing ability; and, the slightly more erect postion that goes with the bullhorns makes it easier for me to look around and keep track of everything.

  11. #11
    oh..so...crusty.. crustedfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    chicago
    My Bikes
    bianchi pista
    Posts
    622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by VeganRider
    Finally getting my first fixed gear bike; I cant believe they have one, and its even my size! An '05, winter deal for 500 bucks. Ever since last summer ridding one for an hour left me with weird urge every time I think back on it. The guys in the bike club tell me I have a death wish, look at me like Im crazy and tell me I'm nuts; what's wrong with track bikes? I need advice anyhow. Online they say the bars it comes with are no good for city ridding, true? what would you guys suggest? and anything else that would improve the bike too. thanks.....
    seek (search the forums) and ye shall find. all this has been dealt with.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •