well, not really traded, but i sold my old converted schwinn fixie and used that towards a new IRO mark v pro. The schwinn just wasn't made to be a fixie, so i finally gave in a got an actual track bike. This bike is great and it was CHEAP(relatively). Tony was the nicest person I've ever met, I talked to him and his wife over the phone today about getting a bike and he was able to have one ready for me to pick up a few hours later. I had to go out to staten island for it, but it's no problem. I would recommend him to anyone looking to get a new bike. Screw the Pista, IRO is the way to go as far as i'm concerned.