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What's like a Bianchi Pista but better built?

Old 12-28-07, 12:01 AM
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What's like a Bianchi Pista but better built?

I'm looking for a winter fixed gear project. What's a bike frame like the Pista with better attention to detail? Looking for a lighter and "blingier" frame but steel.

1" threadless headtube would make the swap from my existing setup real easy, thanks.
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really?
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the eai bareknuckle springs to mind
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I love my Rush, after all.

Get a Delancey, that ****'s got lugs and it's pretty.
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Old 12-28-07, 12:45 AM
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man that pic just bums me out--little dude needs wheelz

Rush is good
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Originally Posted by kaiju-velo View Post
man that pic just bums me out--little dude needs wheelz

Rush is good
nah man his front wheel just broke
his rear scooter wheel is all kindsa good
i bet he came down too hard on a wheelie or something
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The Delancey looks really slick. Anyone know the frame and fork weight? I love steel frames but prefer carbon forks for stiffness.

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That is a good looking bike. I like the chrome lugs.
I wonder if it has more rake than the rush and if that
makes it harder to get your weight off the rear wheel
for skips/skids--
(e.g. because the wheelbase is longer)?
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The Delancey seems to be the lax geometry offering from Soma.. with the Rush being more traditionally track-oriented bike.

I think I want to move to a more road geometry. I got the Pista as an entry into fixed gears but now I want the drivetrain with a more comfortable geometry for distance.

I like to ride 50+mph on my fixed gear so the Pista geometry is a bit much. I am running a road carbon fork for bigger rake. I hate toe-overlap with a firey passion.
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50+ mph?

daaaaaaang. what gear do you run?
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must be a 57/3 with 190 mm crank arms
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Oops, I meant 50 miles (distance). Not MPH. I run 48x18t or about 71 gear inches.
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I am sad that the Kogswell Model G is no more. That was a nice looking road geometry fixed/ss frame. It was especially nice in this silver.


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Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
I am sad that the Kogswell Model G is no more. That was a nice looking road geometry fixed/ss frame. It was especially nice in this silver.
before its time, really
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Wow that's a looker!
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Old 12-28-07, 04:36 AM
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You sound like you know what you're on about. Why not custom?
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Maybe a stupid question, but how do you order Bareknuckles online? There doesnt seem to be a place on the EAI site.
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I think the weight of the delancey should be very close to the Rush. If anything, less than 1/2lb more.

Just noticed on the soma site that the newer models are going to have higher BB. There are two possible reasons for this:
1) No other reason than that people used to riding track bikes didn't like a BB lower than they were used to (even though it works perfectly well as a single speed and is passable as a fixed) ((note that it's marketed as a single speed)).
2) Something was truly wrong with the geometry.

If (1) is true and you don't mind using shorter (165) cranks and you don't corner too hard, a lower BB is generally thought to provide a more stable ride, thus making distance riding more enjoyable.
You might want to try and contact Soma to ask them about the change if you're really looking at it.

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https://www.richardsachs.com/

I have heard that he makes nice frames. I'm sure he could do track dropouts and a 1in headtube.

Very Blingy...

He could probably get you one in winter.
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Originally Posted by abeyance View Post
https://www.richardsachs.com/

I have heard that he makes nice frames. I'm sure he could do track dropouts and a 1in headtube.

Very Blingy...

He could probably get you one in winter.
I think his current waiting list is 2 years, winter or no.
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Soma was what I was going to get. The geometry is very close and I think the materials and quality is probably right there if not better. Only reason I didn't get the Soma was availability (white) and I happened to stumble across a great deal on an 07 green pista.
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Originally Posted by ghsmith54 View Post
I think his current waiting list is 2 years, winter or no.
I thought it was more like 4 or 5.
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Originally Posted by MIN View Post
Looking for a lighter and "blingier" frame but steel.
https://www.co-motion.com/
https://www.desalvocycles.com/ (bling)
https://www.hufnagelcycles.com/
https://www.iraryancycles.com/ (also bling)
https://www.landsharkbicycles.com/ (crazy paint)
https://www.pereiracycles.com/ (bling++)
https://www.strawberrybicycle.com/
https://sweetpeabicycles.com/
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