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Old 06-07-07, 07:27 PM
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yeah, when going slow I still catch the tire a lot, I try pointing my heel down so my toe isn't sticking straight out, helps some. I like it so far, first fixed gear, and haven't rode a bike in over 7 years, so definitely had some sketchy times already. Been skateboarding again, the last two years so I got some balance but definitely getting more back as I ride more.
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i just put one together for my gf 2 days ago. theyre so pretty. i rode it around for a bit. i hate the pedals. no way she's gonna be safe with that much over lap. im gonna pick up a brake and some new pedals for her saturday. i really am tempted to geta green one for myself.

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WARNING!! Make sure you tighten the headset when you setup this bike. My headset was lose. I have heard people damaging their fork because of this. I started to hear "ding" sounds when I started going over the slightest bumps. Just a heads up. I got a Black 53 this week and its been riding smooth so far.
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Old 06-07-07, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by psychosaif
WARNING!! Make sure you tighten the headset when you setup this bike. My headset was lose. I have heard people damaging their fork because of this. I started to hear "ding" sounds when I started going over the slightest bumps. Just a heads up. I got a Black 53 this week and its been riding smooth so far.
Well duh.
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Old 06-07-07, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jgarcia186
here is mine after a few months use.
https://img50.imageshack.us/img50/8157/cimg0315iq7.jpg
How did u paint it?
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Old 06-08-07, 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by psychosaif
How did u paint it?
Thats just Primer and White Krylon..Its beginning to chip and i found a powercoater on craigslist so i think i will try that.

just got risers in yesterday, dont think im goin back to drops anytime soon
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Originally Posted by jgarcia186
Thats just Primer and White Krylon..Its beginning to chip and i found a powercoater on craigslist so i think i will try that.

just got risers in yesterday, dont think im goin back to drops anytime soon
I just cut and installed risers on my RL and risers seem nice. I need to get some grips though.
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Old 06-08-07, 03:59 AM
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I just got mine today (50 cm), and when I put it together and rode it i realized my toes hit the front tire when turning the wheel. Is this something that is normal, or did I do something stupid while assembling it. I haven't really rode it because I don't have a presta bike pump, that kinda pissed me off, and I work all weekend so no time to go to the shops
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Yes, it's normal, Z. If you ride the bike enough you eventually won't even think about it and it should become a total non-issue.
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Old 06-08-07, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by dudezor
Yes, it's normal, Z. If you ride the bike enough you eventually won't even think about it and it should become a total non-issue.
Some morons have been known to install the fork backwards (so it rakes towards the back of the bike... You have to be a complete numbskull to do that though.
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Old 06-08-07, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
Some morons have been known to install the fork backwards (so it rakes towards the back of the bike... You have to be a complete numbskull to do that though.
Heh, yeah, I see that done every now and then on super-crap MTB's when I'm locking up. I doubt that the wheel would even clear down tube on that Mercier if the fork was on backwards though.
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I cant believe this bike isnt the new Pista.
I used mine as a commuter on crappy farm
roads in Vt and never had any problem with it.
disassembled and greased everything and did the
normal set-up stuff, geared it down a little for
huge hills and just rode. The rims needed a tiny
bit of tweaking about 3 weeks after I got it but they
stayed true despite getting hammered.
Im getting a green one next !!
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Originally Posted by jgarcia186
Thats just Primer and White Krylon..Its beginning to chip and i found a powercoater on craigslist so i think i will try that.

just got risers in yesterday, dont think im goin back to drops anytime soon

sounds good. I think i will eventually do that for now im going to cover up the decals with black vinyl decal tape. I got some risers too, havents installed it yet but i hear they are very comfortable. Not sure how much to chop tho. I have read shoulder length. I also got some oury grips to go with it.
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Stay as wide as you can on the chop because it will help
climbing up hills
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Old 06-08-07, 09:21 AM
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I got mine yesterday. A+
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Old 06-08-07, 10:03 AM
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i got mine last friday. will be getting it from the shop tomorrow after having a brake installed and the headset and lock ring tightened up.

pix to follow after i install bull horns and get the color scheme i want with the green frame sorted out.
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Originally Posted by macncheese


Toe Overlap.

I'm a size 10 but Im not sure that matters. This is with the toeclip adjusted all the way rearward (closest to the pedal).
Get some MKS toe clips for $10, it will solve a lot of your problems
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Old 06-08-07, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Pemdas
i just put one together for my gf 2 days ago. theyre so pretty. i rode it around for a bit. i hate the pedals. no way she's gonna be safe with that much over lap. im gonna pick up a brake and some new pedals for her saturday. i really am tempted to geta green one for myself.

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Cov is short for Covington, KY. It's where I'm from and pretty much only people from there refer to it as the COV. The overlap is pretty intense but just have to pay attention when going slow, I forget about it every once in a while and almost eat it.
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Originally Posted by anomaly
Get some MKS toe clips for $10, it will solve a lot of your problems
the mks mini strapless toe clips?
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Originally Posted by Go_Fast
the mks mini strapless toe clips?
No, even the ones with straps should be a good bit shorter than the Wellgo ones.
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I got mine yesterday. I put on a front brake, my old pedal/powergrip, and my old comfy vetta saddle and took it out. It's a big difference from my conversion and was lots of fun on my short commute.

Fun! Fun! Fun!

I'm going to get a 17t cog this afternoon and I see some new bars in the near future, but other than that i'm very happy with it. I was a little worried about the fit, but that tt and stem combo is just about perfect for me.


Woo! Fun! Woo!
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Originally Posted by -=Łem in Pa=-
Stay as wide as you can on the chop because it will help
climbing up hills
I put some risers (650mm from end to end) on last night and I chopped 152mm (6") off and it's still pretty wide compared to what some people on here run. I'm gonna ride around on those for a bit and then perhaps cut more if I feel it needs it. Feels comfy for now.
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Originally Posted by mykrrrr
I put some risers (650mm from end to end) on last night and I chopped 152mm (6") off and it's still pretty wide compared to what some people on here run. I'm gonna ride around on those for a bit and then perhaps cut more if I feel it needs it. Feels comfy for now.
Do you ride with the grips on? Not sure how hard it is to take them off.
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ive no idea but ive always been drawn to these.
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Originally Posted by huerro
I got mine yesterday. I put on a front brake, my old pedal/powergrip, and my old comfy vetta saddle and took it out. It's a big difference from my conversion and was lots of fun on my short commute.

Fun! Fun! Fun!

I'm going to get a 17t cog this afternoon and I see some new bars in the near future, but other than that i'm very happy with it. I was a little worried about the fit, but that tt and stem combo is just about perfect for me.


Woo! Fun! Woo!

Awesome - and I dig the green frame (I have the black one) !

Now please, sell me the stock seat.

I really like it and mine is getting a bit worn from thousands of miles of good use.


PM me !!!!



Another note, I have modded mine a bit since I retired it from track-only use...

flat bar chopped real short, front brake, geared it down to 49x17... still have the velocity Vee's with DA short-flange hubs.

I have since change the saddle because I liked it so much I put it on my road bike... I got a crappy saddle from an online shop but its not as good as the stock TT saddle so I MUST have another one !!!


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