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Just one gear on my fixie bike - Cinelli Vigorelli

iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
edited August 2015 in Your road bikes
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  • logitech208logitech208 Posts: 167
    That's proper nice.
  • That is pretty cool! I love a bit of pink on bikes.

    How are you enjoying the under saddle bottle mount? I've been contemplating getting one for project pinkie as I have no mounts on the frame, and I die on the commute when the weather gets warmer.
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    That is pretty cool! I love a bit of pink on bikes.

    How are you enjoying the under saddle bottle mount? I've been contemplating getting one for project pinkie as I have no mounts on the frame, and I die on the commute when the weather gets warmer.

    Mixed bag, if I use a full bottle it is liable to try and escape on rough road! I'm trying to source a smaller <500mm bottle. The seat doesn't help, can't fit it at a more vertical angle.
    http://www.probikekit.co.uk/cycling-acc ... 83827.html

    The SKS system is worth a punt for much less money, can be easily mounted on the bars also.
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/sks- ... -prod65844
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    If only my knees would cope...

    I don't think you could get away with running such a bike SS rather than fixed but it does look great!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • Coach HCoach H Posts: 1,092
    Great looking build. Been waiting for you to build this since you first posed about the frame.

    If I had the spare cash would love to have one as this is the best looking track/fixie frame out there IMO. Italian brand, pink accents, what's not to like?

    You could try a band on bottle cage on the seat tube?
    Coach H. (Dont ask me for training advice - 'It's not about the bike')
  • DiscoBoyDiscoBoy Posts: 905
    I feel like I should dislike it... but I don't. Nice bike.

    I like the reference in your title, too :lol:
    menthel wrote:
    If only my knees would cope...

    I don't think you could get away with running such a bike SS rather than fixed but it does look great!

    Not least because there would be nowhere to mount the brakes, eh?
    Red bikes are the fastest.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    DiscoBoy wrote:
    I feel like I should dislike it... but I don't. Nice bike.

    I like the reference in your title, too :lol:
    menthel wrote:
    If only my knees would cope...

    I don't think you could get away with running such a bike SS rather than fixed but it does look great!

    Not least because there would be nowhere to mount the brakes, eh?

    You would be surprised the number of people you see running SS bikes (and you know because they spend a lot of time coasting!) with only front brakes on in London. Idiots to a man/woman. ;)

    But you are right, I would have to find a nice frame with front and back brakes drilled to go the easy route.
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Feel somewhat inspired by the Rapha Roubaix and looking at matching kit, already have the official cap!

    Rapha club..
    http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/club-jer ... duct/CBJ07
    WyndyMilla..
    http://www.wyndymilla.com/shop/wm-class ... ur-jersey/
    etc.
    http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/morvelo-c ... -2570.html
    http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/cinelli-t ... -1845.html
    menthel wrote:
    But you are right, I would have to find a nice frame with front and back brakes drilled to go the easy route.

    Steel Condor SS frameset.. come winter I'd love to move the components over to one.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,777
    Elliptical, not mini bladed! :roll:

    It was about time you came out... :mrgreen:
  • pitchshifterpitchshifter Posts: 1,476
    Apologies but I am getting me some of that bar tape and maybe the bars... Once I find some balls to ride my fixie again..

    Lovely looking bike iPete.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Elliptical, not mini bladed! :roll:

    It was about time you came out... :mrgreen:
    iPete wrote:
    Feel somewhat inspired by the Rapha Roubaix and looking at matching kit, already have the official cap!

    Rapha club..
    http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/club-jer ... duct/CBJ07
    WyndyMilla..
    http://www.wyndymilla.com/shop/wm-class ... ur-jersey/
    etc.
    http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/morvelo-c ... -2570.html
    http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/cinelli-t ... -1845.html
    menthel wrote:
    But you are right, I would have to find a nice frame with front and back brakes drilled to go the easy route.

    Steel Condor SS frameset.. come winter I'd love to move the components over to one.

    And there is me booked in at Condor on the 25th for a refitting of the Italia.

    The Rapha club tops are great. I already have a black/pink/grey one as well as the matching hat. Expensive but great.
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    That is proper fancy...
  • top_bhoytop_bhoy Posts: 1,424
    I'm taking the opportunity to look at track frames while I try and work out what my preferred size is and this frame ticks all the boxes for me. The yellow/black is a good looking bike as well and another one I wouldn't mind. However, the stock of these frames do appear to be in limited sizes at the moment although I'm in no hurry just yet and happy to wait for a bargain and/or realistic price. :P
  • trixy372trixy372 Posts: 105
    iPete wrote:
    Feel somewhat inspired by the Rapha Roubaix and looking at matching kit, already have the official cap!

    Rapha club..
    http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/club-jer ... duct/CBJ07
    WyndyMilla..
    http://www.wyndymilla.com/shop/wm-class ... ur-jersey/
    etc.
    http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/morvelo-c ... -2570.html
    http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/cinelli-t ... -1845.html
    menthel wrote:
    But you are right, I would have to find a nice frame with front and back brakes drilled to go the easy route.

    Steel Condor SS frameset.. come winter I'd love to move the components over to one.

    Thanks for the mention!!

    Love this right up my street! If your lookin for pink kit also look at Cadence collection do some great stuff also Rapha new tops are in store but not on website that are Pink/Black and Black/pink!!
    if I didn't have 2kid and a wife. I'd have to start worrying about myself!! Anyway got to shoot.. My legs need shaving lol :)
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,777
    Grey rim looks worn
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,616
    Looks great
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Grey rim looks worn

    You know me, living life on the edge, or a fraction of a mm as they say..
  • TurboTommyTurboTommy Posts: 493
    Love this bike, the drops look great too. Grats
    Cannondale caad7 ultegra
    S-works Tarmac sl5 etap
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  • dyrlacdyrlac Posts: 745
    How well does powertap work on the fixed gear? Showing my ignorance, but don't you get odd readings when slowing down?

    Love the bike by the way. Bullhorns for the win. Did you ever come up with a better bidon system?
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    After a month on pista bars I'm very happy to be back on bull horns. The control and braking are brilliant.

    Power is interesting but only records forward movement. It doesn't pick up the effort when spinning down hills but that's a small proportion of most rides. Otherwise its useful, especially on really windy days.
    I should add that it was found at a price I couldn't refuse and gives me comprehensive data on both bikes. I get a lot of comments on the commute!

    It's also interesting when you can see each pedal stroke when hoofing it up short climbs. :lol:

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    I'm still using the rear bottle holder for hot rides; when it's cooler a 250ml Salomon soft flask goes in the back pocket.
  • hi, a workmate of mine has this exact frame, I have not seen it the flesh yet but she wants me to add a back brake, can this be done? not sure if the frame has a hole through it, can't quite see in the photos???
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Think she purchased the wrong bike, this is a track frame with no fittings for a rear brake and I wouldn't drill it.

    But you may be able to use an adapter..
    http://www.velodromeshop.net/index.php?p=product&id=1253
  • Think she purchased the wrong bike, this is a track frame with no fittings for a rear brake and I wouldn't drill it.

    But you may be able to use an adapter..
    http://www.velodromeshop.net/index.php?p=product&id=1253

    thanks for that, frame suited her needs but she wants to give it to her daughter and just wanted the added rear brake for piece of mind I guess, thanks
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