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Balk Pista

After I sold the Negri I needed a new Fixed Gear bicycle so I bought this as a full bike and after I got it I did some changes.

Frame:
Balk Pista, Columbus tubing (Altec2 or Airplane, anyone got a clue?)

Fork/Headset:
Carbon / Chris King

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram Omnium / GXP

Pedals:
SPD

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
EAI 18t / Truvativ 48 / KMC

Handlebars/Stem:
Deda RHM01 / Thomson Elite X2

Saddle/Seatpost:
Flite Ti / Thomson

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura Ace 7700 to Kinlin

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura Ace 7710 to Kinlin

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Added by nutsjesmoar. Last updated almost 3 years ago.

As of almost 3 years ago, nutsjesmoar has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

14 Comments

kobe

kobe says:

Nice man

Posted about 4 years ago

jakebueler

jakebueler says:

oh my this is one hell of a beuty!

Posted over 5 years ago

bicycle862

bicycle862 says:

good looking bike. Also, it feels like your could ride it to the top of the mountain.

Posted over 5 years ago

dangerruss

dangerruss says:

This thing just keeps getting better.

Posted over 5 years ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

... just my type of bike... lets bring my rex and your balk together... wonder what their kids will look like...

Posted over 5 years ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

... that fork could be kinesis or isaac... check my principia rex for the road-d version... can't deny the similarities...

Posted over 5 years ago

nutsjesmoar

nutsjesmoar says:

Eddy Merckx Gara Pista frames got the same forks, it is indeed probably Kinesis.

Posted over 5 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

looks like a kinesis for me too. also most gara pistas come with alpina forks.

Posted over 5 years ago

nutsjesmoar

nutsjesmoar says:

Yours is from 2008, this one is older, just like the older Gara Pista frames. They also came with these forks:
http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/eddy-merc...

Posted over 5 years ago

FeFst

FeFst says:

I dig the bike a lot! only thing is the flat pedals kinda throw it off. But none that less sweet build!

Posted over 5 years ago

nutsjesmoar

nutsjesmoar says:

Thanks, I know what you mean, they're dead comfy though! Also got some SPD's that are on it more often.

Posted over 5 years ago

Noypi

Noypi says:

Beauty!

Posted over 5 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

any info on BALK ?
balkans ? <:p

Posted over 5 years ago

nutsjesmoar

nutsjesmoar says:

Hehe no, Klaas Balk was a Dutch track cyclist who now has his own shop. Some of the early Balk frames were actually Eddy Merckx's! This one was made for the previous owner I bought it from. It has crazy profiled Alu tubing, I think columbus.

Posted over 5 years ago