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The Ultimate Fixed Gear Framefixedgearhead
Dec 27, 2002 7:07 AM
I just came across what appears to be the "ulitmate fixed gear frame". It is the Pinarello Montello Pista Track frame. Carbon fiber and molded to the nth degree. I am having some trouble with convincing my wife of the neccessity of springing for the $10,000,"Sigh", that they want for this baby. Even that is to rich for my blood. But what a hoot to go down to your local Starbucks and get a cup of Cappaccino on.
after you hit this link go to the track/Pista page. the url is to long to post as I would probably screw up something in translation.

re: The Ultimate Fixed Gear FrameOneheart
Dec 27, 2002 9:38 AM
What a beautiful bike! Such detail. Did you notice the beautiful track fork ends?
re: The Ultimate Fixed Gear Framefixedgearhead
Dec 27, 2002 9:52 AM
Yes, I called Britton's' Bikes in Texas and asked for a price. That's where I came up with the 10,000 dollar price. They called me back later and quoted me the above price. After my wife administered smelling salts and I was able to gain a degree of composure I told the person at the other end that I would have to think about it. I seem to remember that that price was for Frame & Forks only, but I might have been delerious at the time.
Still, a truely beautiful execution of the framebuilders art. I am amazed that I even like it concidering that it is rendered in Carbon Fiber, a truely mysterious substance that is just possibly a tool of the devil.

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Almost too sweetTig
Dec 27, 2002 9:49 AM
I'm sure any of us here could somehow adapt to it's rich flavor! Maybe if I won a monsterous lottery, I'd add it to the collection.
The Track Prince and Surprise are nice as well. Too bad the only area Pinarello dealer is 1/2 mile from my house!
Another decent sitemarkoCREEPY
Dec 27, 2002 11:02 AM
Bike cult has a pretty good fixed gear selection-they even have some used stuff for sale. I had them build me up a fixed wheelset a couple of months ago and I was impressed with the build quality.
Another decent sitefixedgearhead
Dec 27, 2002 11:27 AM
Yes, they are great. They also are the source for one of the great books on biking "Bike Cult" by David Perry. I believe he has something or other to do with the shop, maybe an owner or something. It is a great general interest read if you are into all of the aspects of the bicycle from historical to future.They seem to be messenger oriented and speak fixed/gear quite well, and have a racing team that they support.

Saw one far more unique than that, Corima...Lone Gunman
Dec 31, 2002 3:57 PM
Check out their site, I think arch in the top tube is what does it for me, very rare to see out on the road.
Saw one far more unique than that, Corima...fixedgearhead
Jan 1, 2003 5:10 AM
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I never liked the looks of the Corima. It looks to me like a cruiser on steroids with that curved to tube. Maybe it is just my weird perspective. I think funny bikes look wierd also with their 26" wheels and downward sloping top tube. To each his/her own.