Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Vista Criterium

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Vista Criterium

    hey all!

    So what i'm working with is an old ('74 i think) Vista Criterium. i was looking over a few threads and found this one -- http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in...p/t-99865.html -- Which is just about the same bike as mine, except for all the repairs that were needed in the above post, and the fact that mine is brown and not yellow. haha

    So I bought my bike while i was in Arizona for $100. The story that i was told was that a man bought it a long time ago, rode it once, got hurt at work and couldn't ride ever again. So what he did was he placed it in their air conditioned attic for 30 some-odd years. And there it sat.

    upon riding it for a little while i've had to replace the rear wheelset, and now the tires because they shredded themselves on a ride once. Scary news.. But everything, and i mean EVERYTHING else is Original and in pristine condition. Nothing catches, nothing creaks, none of the cables are fraying or anything! As the above post it has Sunlite stem-shifters and derailleurs and the same sort of brakes.

    I'm looking to get a fixie sometime soon, but i'm not sure if i should convert this beauty into one, or if i should sell it and buy (or build) another one completely. Any suggestions on the wisest idea?

    As my name implies i dont commute with a bicycle or anything, i'm really just a casual rider, but i do LOVE to ride..

  2. #2
    Fresh Garbage hairnet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    10,441
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    N+1

    two bikes is better than one
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
    Bikerowave
    My Bikes

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very true, however i'm kinda strapped for room, so storing both of them would be a bit of a pain. But you do bring up a great point. haha

  4. #4
    Veteran Mother****er Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    My Bikes
    EAI Bare Knuckle / Leader 725 / 1975 Raleigh Professional Track
    Posts
    23,349
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Acasual.cyclist View Post
    Very true, however i'm kinda strapped for room, so storing both of them would be a bit of a pain.
    It's a bicycle, not an airplane.

Posting Permissions

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