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I finished my new track bike!!(10 posts)

I finished my new track bike!!Qubeley
Jan 3, 2003 2:20 PM
Finally had it done today!
Bianchi Pista Concept 2003 frame, straight blade fork.
Dura-Ace rear hub laced to CXP33 rim. Record crank.
Integralter stem/bar, ITM Millenium seatpost, Flite TT in Zebra strip.
Although my first track attempt won't be coming till another 4/5 monthes. I am happy to just caress it and sit on it now.
Sweet!!!speedisgood
Jan 3, 2003 3:29 PM
That there's one mean lookin machine! Nice choice of components, too bad the CXP's don't come in black, too! Hmmmm . . . maybe some Zipp's would do the trick.
Actually, that CXP33 is in black : )Qubeley
Jan 3, 2003 3:37 PM
I ran overbudget and decided to build the rear wheel only. The front wheel you see in picture is from my fixed gear bike.
However, I do have a ritchey DS front wheel coming: 27mm black rim with 16 bladed spokes. Switch for a non-quick release skewer, and the bike will be ready for massacre.
Oops!speedisgood
Jan 5, 2003 10:01 AM
Wow, I must've had a brain fart of significant magnitude to not notice the rear. Either that or I haven't had enough beer to see clearly ;) In any case, that's a great ride! Have fun!
That will make an excellent racing bikeTig
Jan 3, 2003 5:04 PM
I'd love to race on it. Of course, you won't be able to blame the bike if you get dropped! ;-)

You did a nice job on it. I like it built up much better than the bare frame picture they published. Enjoy!
re: I finished my new track bike!!fixedgearhead
Jan 3, 2003 5:56 PM
Very quick looking. Now for some fun in the traffic.

fixedgearhead
re: I finished my new track bike!!rbb
Jan 9, 2003 9:17 AM
oh soooo SWEEETTT!! Looks very tuff! Good job!
By the way, what's the price on the frame/fork-if you don't mind my asking? Thanks and good luck with it!
-Bob
price and updated photoQubeley
Jan 9, 2003 6:44 PM
why would I mind? It is posted on their website anyway: frame/fork is $600 plus tax.
Complete cost for the project, parts/labor/tax and everything: little over $1600.

FYI, The paint on this bike is the worst I have ever seen in any bike(including Huffy), extremely thin and weak, you can chip the paint pretty much by scratching it with finger nail. Not that I care about the paint anyway..

In this new photo, the bike finally has its own front wheel: Ritchey WCS with 16 bladed spoke, with the non-quick release skewer.
Hey Q It's beautiful!mikebikr
Jan 14, 2003 10:45 AM
Where are you going to race it???
Hey Q It's beautiful!Qubeley
Jan 14, 2003 8:20 PM
Hi: mikenikr! You've been laying quite low lately. Last time I remember seeing you was that cat4 racing where you seemed to disappear??
I graduated in December and am back to NYC, I will be racing a track here called Kissena this summer.

BTW: I did the Dirty Dozen last year, it was a blast! You really should try doing it if you can.