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europe, japanese, or american fixie(5 posts)

europe, japanese, or american fixiesledthemighty
May 17, 2003 10:23 PM
buying a fixed gear bike soon, looking to get a 58 and i have all the parts i need from wheels to cranks. Problem is i cant decide on a frame. Ive been looking at the olmo gara pista alot, the pinarello steel frame a little, and a bianchi. I would get a steamroller buuttt i cant get one till mid june:( so has anybody tried any of the european bikes out, i want a steel frame bike that i rides well, but i havent heard much about these two european bikes

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re: europe, japanese, or american fixiedesmo
May 18, 2003 8:58 AM
I just put together a Cinelli "Olympic" and am really pleased with it. Really rides great just like a lugged steel bike ought to, and still very sweet handling for track geomtry. Acceleration is fantastic. Fit and finish are nice, and major style points (if you like the vintage look). On the minus side: more money than the other frames you're looking at. Italian threaded BB if you already have English. And you have to drill the fork yourself. There's room, but not for error. If you do not have a good drill press find a frame builder or good bike store to do it for you. Check my post down this page "new fix show pics" for photos of my bike.
Why no Steamroller til June?pswann
May 19, 2003 8:22 AM
I'm interested in a Steamroller too? Why can't you get one till June? Are they backordered, or is this just your personal restraint?

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Why no Steamroller til June?sledthemighty
May 21, 2003 9:21 PM
well i cant get one through qbp so :( i got the olmo though its sweet! only it has italian bb
european framessnakedust
May 20, 2003 1:15 PM
if they are avaliable in the us, look at fort and ridley frames. very good! you can see pics on www.trackcycling.co.uk