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PIAS Dirty Gold 53cm

Well, I'm not an NJS purist! Built it to my liking. Comments and of course, critiques welcomed!

Frame:
PIAS 2010 Black Gold 53cm

Fork/Headset:
PIAS / Tange

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Origin 8 / Taiwan Bottom Bracket

Pedals:
CKC

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
48x17T / Velocity / Origin 8 / KMC

Derailleurs/Shifters:
-

Handlebars/Stem:
NITTO B123 / NITTO Jaguar 110mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Ponza / Cinelli Vai

Brakes:
-

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
88MM Chinese Carbon Clincher / Novatec / CST

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
88MM Chinese Carbon Clincher / Novatec / Maxxis Detonator

Accessories:
Front light : CATEYE HL-EL135 Rear light : CATEYE TL-LD150

More Info:
Got this bike from a nice dude (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/pias-2012-saltnpepa-11335) whom was reluctant to let it go. Thank you Cad!

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Added by torqueofthetown. Last updated over 6 years ago.

As of over 6 years ago, torqueofthetown has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

18 Comments

illuminatetheunknown

illuminatetheunknown says:

nice build man! did you get that carbon clinchers from ebay? how was it? thanks! planning to get 'em too!

Posted over 8 years ago

torqueofthetown

torqueofthetown says:

Hey man! I appreciate the compliments! I got the wheels second hand off another. It's been more than half a year of constant foot jams and skidding and I can't find a single fault on the wheelset!

It's slightly out of true but it's nothing a spoke wrench can't fix!

If it helps, he bought it off www.baixiangbikes.com but of course eBay sells the same wheelsets too!

If it hekp

Posted over 8 years ago

kaiseroscar

kaiseroscar says:

Such a gorgeous bike. How do you lock it up through the fat rims?

Posted over 8 years ago

torqueofthetown

torqueofthetown says:

Kind words! Thank you! I lock it up to the frame itself. It'sa gamble but I don't leave my bike for long though I'm weary about getting the wheels stolen sometimes lol!

Posted over 8 years ago

JSTEWART304

JSTEWART304 says:

I need a pair of those wheels. Nice looking build

Posted over 8 years ago

torqueofthetown

torqueofthetown says:

I appreciate that man! I've been riding on it every day for over 6 months and haven't had a problem! Just a little out of true but nothing's stopping me. Your Dolan is murdered out, so beast!

Posted over 8 years ago

ultimaform

ultimaform says:

love this.

Posted over 8 years ago

torqueofthetown

torqueofthetown says:

Thank you man! Your Cervelo is no less lovely too. Naise!

Posted over 8 years ago

B96

B96 says:

Looks beastly, how does it ride?

Posted over 8 years ago

torqueofthetown

torqueofthetown says:

Well, for one, it's TIG welded. I was a little weary at first as I'm weighing at 79kg and not much of a flow rider.

Fast forward 4 months after constant usage, bashing, potholes, a few falls, vigorous riding and such, I can still vouch for this frame. I ride it every day through the worse of street conditions and still haven't had anything to complain about. The slight pursuit geometry is a plus for me too!

Everything is all straight. 35mm fork rake leaves no toe overlap while cornering.

Verdict? It rides all good and smooth. A NJS-inspired frameset that leaves a lot to be desired.

Posted over 8 years ago

matthewtorres

matthewtorres says:

how is the rear 88? holding up good? is it the on on ebay cause im thinking of getting one

Posted over 8 years ago

torqueofthetown

torqueofthetown says:

I ride with the wheels every single day without a problem. Ive jumped off kerbs, got stones and rocks nicked the outer rim, skidded on it and both front and back still hold up true.

No cracks, nothing. These Chinese wheelsets does the job for me than forking out a bomb for ZIPP/Reynolds etc.

It's as good as the reviews you see around the net.

Posted over 8 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

Dope bike but ditch those cranks!

Posted almost 9 years ago

torqueofthetown

torqueofthetown says:

Dude, tell me about it! Looking at a pair of omniums. This cranks will hold until the omnium. I appreciate your comment! Thank you!

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

This would look better with some Sugino 75's or Rd2's

Posted almost 9 years ago

torqueofthetown

torqueofthetown says:

Hmm, not really fond of Sugino's design. I could get a cheaper alternative cranks and put on a Sugino chainring and I still won't like it. Probably some NJS cranks or Dura Ace in the future.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Rays

Rays says:

Yeah some Dura Ace would be nice

Posted almost 9 years ago

nightstalker

nightstalker says:

sugino 75's are njs

Posted almost 9 years ago