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    Thread: lets see all your fixed gear bikes, finshed or not.

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      03-15-2012 04:45 PM #6051
      Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
      LOL. you may as well have just dropped into another car-related forum with one pic of a Hamann tuned Lambo and said "picked up my new car this weekend"

      come on dude! pics! details! that ain't some ****ty schwinn conversion no one cares about, that's a hand-built piece of racing art!
      Sorry, I've been pretty busy lately. Aaron is a good friend of mine and the bike that won last years Best Track Bike was actually my bike too, but someone offered him a ton of money for it and we agreed that it would be best to sell and he would build me a new one this year that fit my personality a little better. That's where this bike comes in, I've traditionally been more of a sprinter (though I've been leaning more toward endurance events lately like points and scratch races, not pursuits though.) so he wanted to build a pretty stiff bike. I really love it and I especially like how the fork (warp 9) matches the curved seat tube pretty much perfectly. When it came down to paint I wanted to do something kind of classic looking (He has a great bike that's painted like the flying J gas station) and settled on the JPS theme because I thought the pin-striping would translate to a bicycle really well. Anyway, for any of you in the LA area, you can expect to see this racing at Encino or ADT in the P1/2s later on this season. I need to buy a new wheelset for it and a set of tires for my training wheels then it will be ready to go (I got rid of my old racing wheels and my training track wheels need new tires glued onto them)... until then no pics other than the nahbs ones.

    2. 03-16-2012 11:28 PM #6052
      here is my ride

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      03-17-2012 08:50 AM #6053
      ^ Lemme have those RH ZW1's
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    4. 03-17-2012 12:35 PM #6054
      Quote Originally Posted by Tattoos View Post
      ^ Lemme have those RH ZW1's
      those been collecting dust for two years i guess those are waiting for a right car

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      03-20-2012 02:51 PM #6055
      I'm such a whore!
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      03-21-2012 02:05 AM #6056
      Here's my cookie cutter cinelli


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      03-21-2012 02:21 PM #6057
      Quote Originally Posted by Dub_ View Post
      Here's my cookie cutter cinelli

      Looks so good!
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      03-22-2012 02:39 AM #6058
      hm seems to be a lot of aerospoke activity going on in here..

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      handlebars have been wrapped with black tape, still haven't gotten around to buying mks sylvans/waiting for a cheap set of campy chorus pedals

    9. 03-23-2012 03:29 PM #6059
      Am I stupid for paying retail for a 2012 Bianchi Pista from my LBS? I did the vintage Craigslist bike thing last summer and it was a headache start to finish, so I'm looking for something new and with a warranty. Will be riding single speed and not fixed gear FWIW.


    10. 03-28-2012 10:46 PM #6060
      Not my bike but can someone tell me what is "wrong" with the geometry?


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      03-29-2012 09:35 AM #6061
      Quote Originally Posted by Forgot My Password View Post
      Not my bike but can someone tell me what is "wrong" with the geometry?
      you're gonna have to be more specific. did someone say the geometry is wrong? do you think it's wrong?

      it's an old road bike, so it has a more relaxed geometry than a track bike. the chain stays are longer, the seat tube and head tube angle are more relaxed. it would be all wrong if you wanted to race on the velodrome, but looks perfect if you are looking for a way to get around town!

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      03-29-2012 09:37 AM #6062
      Quote Originally Posted by Forgot My Password View Post
      Am I stupid for paying retail for a 2012 Bianchi Pista from my LBS? I did the vintage Craigslist bike thing last summer and it was a headache start to finish, so I'm looking for something new and with a warranty. Will be riding single speed and not fixed gear FWIW.
      no. if you got the money it's a good bike that will serve you well.

      you could always try to luck out and find an LBS who still has a 2011 on sale... the pista has basically been the same bike for a while, just different paint schemes

    13. 03-29-2012 05:37 PM #6063
      Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
      you're gonna have to be more specific. did someone say the geometry is wrong? do you think it's wrong?

      it's an old road bike, so it has a more relaxed geometry than a track bike. the chain stays are longer, the seat tube and head tube angle are more relaxed. it would be all wrong if you wanted to race on the velodrome, but looks perfect if you are looking for a way to get around town!
      Someone on Velodome commented that the geometry "sucked" and the more I look at it, the more I agree. I just bought the same frame (I'm a sucker for late-80's Peugeot's, don't ask why) but it turns out it's a lower end model (which would explain the geometry).

      And on that note, if anyone has a line on a mid to high-end late 80's Peugeot frame (56cm), PLEASE let me know. I currently have an 88 Ventoux but it does not belong to me and unfortunately for me I have fallen head over heels in love with it so I want something comprable to replace it.

      Thanks!

    14. 04-05-2012 02:18 AM #6064
      Had my new State bike dialed in for the Wolfpack Hustle Crash race in LA and the Red Hook Crit in NYC.


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      04-05-2012 09:20 AM #6065
      Quote Originally Posted by Come Original View Post
      Had my new State bike dialed in for the Wolfpack Hustle Crash race in LA and the Red Hook Crit in NYC.
      Well if you're just getting it dialed in today, you missed the Red Hook Crit

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      04-05-2012 09:46 AM #6066
      no brakes allowed in the RHC either

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      04-05-2012 02:50 PM #6067


      Is far from finished (single speed at the moment)
      Pake crank, Origin 8 (80cm) stem and Nashbar Bullhorn handlebars on the way.


      Last edited by SantorinQuattro; 04-05-2012 at 02:53 PM.

    18. 04-05-2012 05:27 PM #6068
      Brakes for the Crash race since it involved many hills on open roads. I ran drops and no brakes obviously for RHC, just late to post . I didn't agree with it brakeless at first but once the group split up it was a ton of fun. Super happy we made it out there to race it, the Brooklyn scene was amazing

      Last edited by Come Original; 04-05-2012 at 05:30 PM.

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      04-08-2012 08:40 PM #6069


      sorry, wrong side of the bike I know. I picked this up for 50$ the other day along with a box full of parts including some nice olympiade drop bars

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      04-09-2012 09:38 AM #6070
      [QUOTE=Come Original;76762648]Brakes for the Crash race since it involved many hills on open roads. I ran drops and no brakes obviously for RHC, just late to post . I didn't agree with it brakeless at first but once the group split up it was a ton of fun. Super happy we made it out there to race it, the Brooklyn scene was amazing


      nice you raced!
      whered you make the trip from?
      what did you place?

    21. 04-11-2012 11:32 AM #6071
      Phoenix, Az.

      2nd at Wolfpack and at RH I took 7th and my teammate took 10th. There was a nasty crash at the last corner so we had to take different lines. I have never wanted a 5th place so badly! Prizes were rediculous.

      We're planning to do the RHC in Milan as long as we keep pushing for it! Id do these races 100000% over road racing. Less stress and I can drink the night before a race! Haha
      Last edited by Come Original; 04-11-2012 at 11:35 AM.

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      04-16-2012 10:58 AM #6072
      Whats your opinion on Mercier Kilo TT?
      I was thinking of buying one for my wife this summer.

      Thanks in advance.

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      04-16-2012 09:52 PM #6073
      there is really nothing on the market that is more bang for your buck than the Kilo TT. it is a good, solid bike at a dirt cheap price. most other comparable bikes would be at least $200 more, or even twice as much.

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      04-17-2012 11:24 AM #6074
      Thank you for your response

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      04-17-2012 12:43 PM #6075
      Quote Originally Posted by GroceryGetter82 View Post
      Whats your opinion on Mercier Kilo TT?
      I was thinking of buying one for my wife this summer.

      Thanks in advance.
      I have one and I am very happy with it, just should have went slightly smaller with the frame
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