They've changed a lot over the past couple of years and aren't as good as they used to be IMO.
i recommend you fix that handlebar situation, then ride it
Ride everything. Shave nothing.
Just waitin for my new stem
I will definitely upload some more detail shots once she isn't covered in road salt and dirt. I will admit I hadn't heard of traitor bikes prior to finding this for sale but upon research they seem like really solid taiwanese frames...great PR video on their website showing the manufacturing process (seems like they have really good QC, clean welds, lifetime warranty, beautiful dropouts, solid tubing, though I know the paint is prone to chipping on both Traitor and Transitions (sister company...highly respected mountain bike frames).
You really don't see many traitors, I could hardly find any real world photos on pedalroom or google searches for that matter. Would I buy one for msrp new? Maybe, but I feel there are many contending frames in that price range, so at this point it's a matter of taste and aesthetics. This seems like a very simple yet solid buy.
Not sure what scrod is referring to, curious to hear more details on that! Heck I'm not even sure what year mine is.
it's been a while bikeforums!
here's my latest set-up for longer rides. got big plans for big miles in 2014.
Some off pavement action.
My first attempt at converting/owning a fixed gear, which was built up last winter.
I have since bought a used traitor cutlass/custom build, but I will keep this as a bar/townie/beater bike.
Raleigh Technium - Made in Washington State - Aluminum ST/TT/DT, the rest is steel. Bonded lugs. ("aviation" technology haha)
Bought off craigslist as a complete road bike and did the cheapest yet quality conversion possible (bought and converted for just over $330), but this actually rides incredibly well. The upright riding position is extremely comfortable, I'm thinking about trying a pair of cruiser or mustache bars soon now that I have my "moto-gp" track bike. I would like to get an actual set of track specific cranks (sugino messengers or some such).
Apparently I have been away for a while, doing other things including changing employment and riding more (710 miles so far for 2014). I will just recap what I have and what has changed.
- took off the moustache bars and Specialized stem, put on Nitto Northroad bars and my favorite Nitto I-beam stem.
- put the All-City track stars grips back on.
- took off the porteur rack and moved the bag to the back.
Rob Stowe (same setup, just has more miles on it now)
Ron Stout (still a wall-hanger)
Orbit (probably tear this one down soon)
Fuji Track (sold last month)
And of course the most awesome SS ever
My 2009 Bianchi Pista I just picked up. My first SS/FG. I still have to put a longer stem on and rerap my bars. Either with honey leather or Celeste. So I'm learning a lot and have a lot to learn.
i gotta be honest- that cinelli isn't doing it for me.