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decked out dream fixie?DougSloan
Mar 28, 2003 8:17 AM
I like having a cheap "no worries" fixie (Pista), but I'm also thinking it would be nice to have a top of the line bike. What would be a "state of the art" fixed gear bike for road use? Record track parts and a Bianchi Pista Concept frame? Colnago Dream Pista frame? How would you outfit one, cost be damned?

can I have 2desmo
Mar 28, 2003 8:25 AM
1. 70's DeRosa track frame (pearl white of course) with period Campy Pista group.

2. Custom Mercian with fancy lugs and track ends. Black with gold and red box stripes and lug lining. Sturmey Archer 3 speed fixed hub, Brooks saddle, polished alloy fenders.

but can't complain about my "no worries" Pista. had one of the best rides of my life on it yesterday. got to wear shorts, felt really strong in the hills, got a killer tailwind on a five mile flat back to town. I'm still smilin'
all i know is...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 28, 2003 8:36 AM
this would make one sweet fixie.

alas, i'm already indebted to gary for the next 40 years.
You have some nerve lusting after my dream bike!dzrider
Mar 28, 2003 9:47 AM
I think it's the tastiest Colnago in recent memory. Alas, I'm poor, over-biked - if that's possible, and my long upper body doesn't fit Colnago's real well.
the lugs and chrome, they haunt my dreams nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 28, 2003 9:53 AM
Both Rivendell and Waterford regularly build them to order.MB1
Mar 28, 2003 9:38 AM
I've seen the Waterford, it is sweet and they may have a picture of it on their web site.

I don't think any track bike conversion is really correct for the road. The forks are too stiff, there is no clearance and the ride isn't really intended for long miles on the varied road surfaces you might find.

BTW my Gunnar Street Dog is wonderful and the Surley is pretty sweet and they are both available from stock.
re: decked out dream fixie?trackmike
Mar 28, 2003 10:39 AM
vintage mercian frame
phil wood hubs
campy cranks
nitto stem and bars
brooks saddle
or... lightweight
custom ti frame
carbon fiber disc wheels
ti everything... sub 12 lbs.
something like this maybemadstork
Mar 28, 2003 10:51 AM
lugged steel, steel fork, track fork ends, maybe with different paint, but I'd take this one no questions asked
OH no keep the orange paint job.SnowBlind
Mar 28, 2003 4:01 PM
The only paint job that looks better as it chips off.
Calfee...Dave Hickey
Mar 28, 2003 12:15 PM
Calfee Luna, Tetra, or Dragonfly with track dropouts and 120mm rear spacing. I talked to Craig and he would do it for $75.00 over the normal cost. He will also eliminate the downtube bosses and rear brake cable routing.
that's tempting; can he chrome the lugs? nmDougSloan
Mar 28, 2003 1:07 PM
LOLDave Hickey
Mar 28, 2003 1:19 PM
For a price, I'm sure Craig could figure out a way to chrome the lugs:-) I was thinking more along the lines of a mostly carbon fixie. Calfee frame, carbon bars/stem. Record carbon brake levers and carbon wheels. Depending on the frame, you could have a 12-13lb fixie.
can you chrome carbon?DougSloan
Mar 28, 2003 1:44 PM
Yes, sounds like a great weight weenie project; 1.9 pound frame, 290 gram fork, some zipp 303 (?) tubular rims; Record track parts... I'm drooling...

whats wrong with the pista?Steve_0
Mar 31, 2003 7:21 AM
Everyone seems to describe how nice it is. What gain are you looking for in a 'state of the art' fixie?
Mar 31, 2003 7:35 AM
It's a great training bike. Rode it 50 miles yesterday. Since I like fixed so much, I was thinking about building a really nice and light one, probably down around 12 pounds. The Pista, with the equipment I have on it, is over 20. Lots of that is the heavy duty tires and tubes, though.

dunno but it starts with this...Frith
Mar 31, 2003 3:23 PM
I picked this up on the weekend. I'm in love! I'm still not sure exactly how I'm going to dress her up but here are my thoughts.
some campy pista or phil woods hubs laced up to some open pro silvers. Would get some anodized colour ones if they came in green but I'll have to just settle for some green ano nipples.
campy cranks and seatpost circa mid 80's...all the one's I've seen so far look pretty scruffy though. If I don't think I can get them shined up nice enough I'll get some new pista cranks and whatever post takes my fancy.
Maybe a nitto stem...Would love one of those fancy lugged stems from rivendell but they cost a mint and I think there's a waiting list.
As for brake(s) and lever(s) not sure maybe some old super record or something.
I'll probably round it out with some yellow bar tape, yellow seat, and yellow and black tires. Can't wait!
still looking for suggestions though.
This one gets my heart racing.Alex-in-Evanston
Apr 2, 2003 7:49 AM

For a few less bucks, I adore the one I'm riding.

Gunnar SS cross frame
Phil Wood track hubs/ Mavic OP's
Race Face Turbines/Phil Wood BB
Dia Compe 287 levers, Avid V's
Salsa Bell Lap bars

I ride it all winter on the road, and all summer on the trails. 32mm cross tires fit snug, but they fit.

I love that thing too.bigskulls
Apr 10, 2003 10:25 AM
saw it in the gallery ages ago. It just looks cool and comfortable, something you'd hate to get off at the end of a ride....
i wouldnt change a thing ..... (get your credit card ready)Spirito
Apr 2, 2003 8:49 AM
the luigino pista built up as is .... (actually a cinelli seude unicanitor #3 would be nice)

..and if i could find some NOS inch pitch rings, chains and cogs ;-)

twin plate fork crowns arew just plain SEXY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that is a sweet looking bikeDougSloan
Apr 2, 2003 4:21 PM
The only part I don't like is the stem. A more elegant TTT would be my taste.

Apr 2, 2003 9:00 PM
Wow... wow...

If a bike could have my children... lol (jk)(mostly)

Whats the info on that beaut?

My ride...photoGrizfan
Apr 3, 2003 6:54 PM
nicely done nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 4, 2003 8:49 AM
change is good...Grizfan
Apr 5, 2003 5:15 PM
A couple hundred in wheels & seat make a nice differance...
Basically, what I got...brider
Apr 10, 2003 2:11 PM
Aside from the frame (which is a custom TiCycles Softride -- call me a blasphemer, but Bianchi doesn't do anything for me), I'd say Campy Record track, minus the hubs, which are Mavic track, laced to Open4CDs (okay, I've had them for a while). Flite saddle. About the only ugly part is the Gorilla Headset locknut on top of the Campy headset. Add Ultegra brakes (okay, this IS a track bike, so if I were on the track, the brakes would be gone) and old 105 levers, and I'm set. On the track, I use a Tioga T-bone stem with Nitto steel track bars. Sweet!