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pista - this stuff looks like fun! anyone play with it ?(12 posts)

pista - this stuff looks like fun! anyone play with it ?the bull
Mar 15, 2003 6:24 PM
campy makes this for a track bike.
I guess the rear gear goes on via freewheel right?
re: pista - this stuff looks like fun! anyone play with it ?Qubeley
Mar 15, 2003 8:30 PM
well, I only have the crank & BB, pretty sweet. They haven't changed the crank design in years, I guess either guys at campy are ignoring the track components, or the components are really good.
thats a really sweet bike!the bull
Mar 16, 2003 4:16 AM
I wish there was a track around here where I live.
It looks like fun. We race a a 1/4 mile track around here on road bikes. The race is set up like a crit.
ooooooooooooooohhhAkirasho
Mar 16, 2003 7:06 AM
... you've got a Pista Concept! Are you a trackie?? How do you like it???

Be the bike.
ooooooooooooooohhhQubeley
Mar 16, 2003 12:20 PM
I am not a trackie yet, will try out velodrome racing coming this May.
How do I like it? I have a mixed feeling for the bike. It sure looks wild. The geomentry fit me perfectly, and it really has a very aggressive geomentry, steep angles with fork with 28mm rake. very very agile bike, great acceleration.
The material is just plane 7005 aluminium, stiff and rough. Poorly tuned. It will beat me up if I ride it over any rough surface, the fork is not very good at damping either, my wrist hurts every time I run over a speed bump.
Agree with the wacky, the geomentry is perfect for time trial as well, I have manytimes wished to convert it into a time trial bike, too bad neither the fork nor the seatstay is drilled for brake. I would need to change the fork at least. Although I would still use fixed gear for time trial, I seem to be able to maintain a better rythem with a fixed gear..
re: pista - this stuff looks like fun! anyone play with it ?wackycyd
Mar 16, 2003 10:25 AM
Yeh, it's aimed for trackies, but it's good enough 4 a ss TT bike or both, I do, simply fit a front caliper and brake lver to the bars and your set.

Re-freewheel, well if you're gonna use it on the track you're gonna want a fixed sprocket, rather than a ss freewheel/sprocket, sorts the men out from the boys so to speak.

Re-updating Record pista groupo, why change something that's damn good in the 1st place?............if you're into the track you only need to splash out on one good bike and you're set for life.

Oh by the way I ride an 853 TiG with full record pista groupo, still as good as the day I bought it, which was 5 years ago.

Re-track, well, I guess I'm lucky as I have the Manchester velodrome on my doorstep, always a better option than going out in the winter rain and cold.

Wacky
aren't freewheels actually prohibited on tracks? nmDougSloan
Mar 17, 2003 8:24 AM
aren't freewheels actually prohibited on tracks? nmwackycyd
Mar 17, 2003 11:34 AM
Yes, they are, but some like a ss freewheel set up on the road, true?

Wacky
re: pista - this stuff looks like fun! anyone play with it ?wackycyd
Mar 16, 2003 10:27 AM
Yeh, it's aimed for trackies, but it's good enough 4 a ss TT bike or both, I do, simply fit a front caliper and brake lever to the bars, as well as a set of tri bars and off you go, much more fun than a geared bike for them mid-week club 10's/25's.

Re-freewheel, well if you're gonna use it on the track you're gonna want a fixed sprocket, rather than a ss freewheel/sprocket, sorts the men out from the boys so to speak.

Re-updating Record pista groupo, why change something that's damn good in the 1st place?............if you're into the track you only need to splash out on one good bike and you're set for life.

Oh by the way I ride an 853 TiG with full record pista groupo, still as good as the day I bought it, which was 5 years ago.

Re-track, well, I guess I'm lucky as I have the Manchester velodrome on my doorstep, always a better option than going out in the winter rain and cold.

Wacky
I'm lucky as I have the Manchester velodrome on my doorstepAkirasho
Mar 16, 2003 11:22 AM
... you DOG YOU!!!

Just kidding... it must be nice to have that kind of history on your doorstep!

Be the bike.
I'm lucky as I have the Manchester velodrome on my doorstepwackycyd
Mar 17, 2003 1:51 AM
... you DOG YOU!!!

Oh and here I was thinking that derogatory comments such as this were left to other forums, obviously I was wrong.

HRV simply asked a Q for which I replied with some personal info as to my location etc, well blow me, I should've known better.

As they say, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, although as you do quite rightly say I am a bit of a DOG, the bite with this one is worse than the bark, lol, Just kidding...

it must be nice to have that kind of history on your doorstep!

;-) history, nah, always think to the future than the past, but yeh, the Velodrome is cool, better keep it to that as I may get another remark as per Akirasho's last post.

Wacky
It's rather pricyAmbishawn
Mar 16, 2003 1:08 PM
I'm about to start a fixed gear project with a 1987 Trek 360 lugged steel road bike. It's got horizontal dropouts affrording the ability to adjust chain tension. I've heard that the Shimano Track group is better than the Campy Pista group. I dont want to put too much cash into this project. I do want to go with some Philwood hus though. I bought the whole bike ( the Trek 360) for only $40. I will post a picture of it on this fourm soon along with My IF Crown Jewel SE with custom paint, Full Chourus with Record crank set, Chris King haedset and Custom wheels. I will have it together on Tues. There's no freewheel on a track bike. It's got one speed and you can't coast. Adds to the fun.